New Special Enrollment Period For Health Coverage

hhc1NY State of Health, the State’s official online Health Plan Marketplace, has announced a special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act for individuals and families who would receive a federal tax penalty for 2014 for not having health insurance coverage.Continue Reading →

Five Tips To Improve Heart Health In Harlem Wellness

american heart associationFor “Go Red” month, the American Heart Association’s annual campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women, clinicians from across the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) have compiled their top tips to help Harlemites take positive steps toward a healthier heart. Continue Reading →

USA Track and Field Champions Lead RunJumpThrow Experience

USA Track and Field Champions Jesse Williams (left), Kristi Castlin (center) and Will Claye (right)

By CC Minton

On February 12, 2015, I attended the USA Track and Field RunJumpThrow Experience in New York City. Spending time with champion hurdler Kristi Castlin Continue Reading →

Harlem United’s CEO Jacquelyn Kilmer’s Renewed Focus

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Six weeks into her tenure as Chief Executive Officer at Harlem United, Jacquelyn Kilmer has made public a renewed focus for the work of the $41-million organization, as well as new leadership to execute this innovative direction. Continue Reading →

Monifa “The Healthy Motivator” Maat Camp In Harlem

monifaThe 2014 annual report of the United Health Foundation’s state health rankings for NY (http://www.americashealthrankings.org/NY) notes that obesity has increased by 8%. Unhealthy eating habits and lack of an active lifestyle are two major causes of this continuing increase in our waistlines. Continue Reading →

Join The Harlem Wellness Challenge 2015-2016

HarlemRunJogBy CC Minton

A new year’s resolution can be more than just an announcement. Some of the most popular reasons for making changes in 2015 include spending less, saving more, getting organized and losing weight which tops the list. To sum it up, all of these things tie into the Harlem Wellness Challenge. Continue Reading →

NYC Marathon “Harlem Miles” In Harlem

seitu 4 runThe “Harlem Miles” of The NYC Marathon, taking place from 138th Street & 5th Avenue to 96th Street & 5th Avenue features five stages of world class entertainment including eight genres of music to motivate the tens of thousands of runners as they make their way to the finish line and entertain the thousands of spectators along the route cheering the marathoners on. Continue Reading →

Harlem Dr. Who Treated Ebola Patients Is Upgraded

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A New York City doctor who traveled with Doctors Without Borders to treat Ebola patients in Guinea is being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital after experiencing a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Continue Reading →

EBOLA, A Community Forum In Harlem

ebola in harlemWest Harlem Development Corporation and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer‘s Office are hosting an important conference in Harlem about Ebola on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Continue Reading →

Japanese Water Therapy For Harlemites

Česky: Pitná voda - kohoutek Español: Agua potable

Česky: Pitná voda – kohoutek Español: Agua potable (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Treatment with water has great health benefits. Japanese water therapy is well-known from old times. Drinking water is generally very good for health. Water is great source of life and it is necessary element for each function in organism. Continue Reading →