Posts tagged as: Health

“Who’s Your Daddy?” Van Peddles Paternity Tests

“Who’s Your Daddy?” Van Peddles Paternity Tests

For fathers unsure whether their children are actually theirs, the Who’s Your Daddy van roams uptown streets offering DNA tests.

Lactation Lounge: Winning Formula for Harlem’s New Moms

Lactation Lounge: Winning Formula for Harlem’s New Moms

“A lot of women aren’t able to see their breasts as something that could serve the purpose of breastfeeding,” says Fajah Ferrer.

Hepatitis C Needs Higher Profile, Health Workers Say

Hepatitis C Needs Higher Profile, Health Workers Say

Uptown health care professionals say not enough people understand the risks of hepatitis C infection.

East Harlem Restaurants Graded Worst in Manhattan

East Harlem Restaurants Graded Worst in Manhattan

A year into the city’s new restaurant grading system, East Harlem restaurants receive worse ratings than elsewhere uptown.

Carrots vs. Carrot Cake: Fit for Life Program Comes to Harlem

Carrots vs. Carrot Cake: Fit for Life Program Comes to Harlem

The Fit for Life Obesity Program educates parents and children about nutrition labels, reduced-fat foods and ways to exercise.

Health Reforms Provide Some Respite for Older Gay and Lesbian Population

Health Reforms Provide Some Respite for Older Gay and Lesbian Population

The unfolding Affordable Care Act is bringing changes in treatment and costs for LGBT seniors.

Health problems worsen for 9/11 responders

Health problems worsen for 9/11 responders

Alex Sanchez, like tens of thousands of 9/11 responders and workers, suffers from worsening physical and emotional health. Mount Sinai Medical Center in East Harlem recently published the first long-term study on the effects of toxic dust at ground zero.

Environmentalists Investigate Toxic Beauty

Environmentalists Investigate Toxic Beauty

Targeting health risks in cosmetics, WE ACT is surveying Harlem women about their use of ethnic beauty products.

Diabetes Rate Remains High Uptown

Diabetes Rate Remains High Uptown

Uptown residents contend with a higher diabetes rate than the rest of city and nation.

Blind Teacher Helps East Harlem’s P.S. 102 Outrun Competition

Blind Teacher Helps East Harlem’s P.S. 102 Outrun Competition

Led by gym teacher Steven Sloan, students at P.S. 102 ran 50,000 miles last year, bucking East Harlem health trends.

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