Health

How to get a free health screening from CVS

CVS is offering a free health screening and now is the perfect time to take advantage of this free CVS deal since the weather is starting to change and fall is right around the corner. The CVS Project Health Campaign is part of an effort to help patients identify health concerns and get...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:52pm

What do you know about PCOS, one of the most common causes of female infertility?

Affecting as many as 5 million women in the U.S., polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common causes of female infertility, but most women don’t know how treatable PCOS actually is. Reproductive-age women with the condition have higher levels of androgens, a male hormone females also...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:25am

NYU study sheds light on why only some 9/11 firefighters developed lung disease

It’s been 17 years since the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and experts are still studying the health effects of all the dust, debris and particles that filled the air that day, breathed in by first responders and survivors alike. Previous studies have found that one in 10...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:05pm

Experts raise alarm about using dog DNA tests to make medical decisions for your pup

If you’re wondering what kinds of dog breeds make up the loveable mutt you recently adopted, you might opt for an at-home dog DNA test. Yup, like the ones you can do on yourself to see where your ancestors are from. But don’t use that kit to make health decisions for your pup, experts...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:20pm

First 2018 human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Boston

Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Boston this year in the wake of Massachusetts moving into a "moderate" risk level for the mosquito-borne infection.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the risk level from low to moderate on...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:18pm

How college students can cope with anxiety and depression

It’s that time of year again: Thousands of students across the country are getting ready to go back to school. But whether they’re heading off to college for the first time or returning to campus, they might be feeling some anxiety along with their excitement. Anxiety is one of the...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:55am

West Nile virus confirmed in Westchester, Nassau, Monroe counties

West Nile virus has been confirmed outside of New York City in Nassau, Westchester and Monroe Counties, according to state health department officials. Officials are urging residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites after a combined total of seven human cases of West Nile virus have...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:59am

These Manhattan neighborhoods have noisiest bars and restaurants: SoundPrint

Noise complaints are among the top calls 311 receives each year, but before you automatically assume your neighbors are killjoys, listen up. A new study from SoundPrint discovered that the majority of bars and restaurants in Manhattan have potentially dangerous noise levels. SoundPrint is a...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:16pm

Phyter nutrition bars put fruits and veggies at forefront

Nutrition bars help keep many people fueled and not hangry, but some are not as good for you as fruits and vegetables. And that’s the exact reason Phyter bars came to be. Plant-based chef David Choi Jr., who grew up in a household of Korean Buddhist chefs and was head chef in his family...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:36am

Boston Children's Hospital completes first first female-to-male transgender surgery in Massachusetts

Boston Children’s Hospital paved the way for transgender care back in 2007 with its Gender Management Service program, the first of its kind in the country. And now, the top-ranked institution has once again taken a strong step forward with the first phalloplasty, or penis creation...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:01pm

Invasive longhorned tick found in NYC, spreading along east coast

Ticks have been a growing menace across the United States, and now a new tick species called the longhorned tick has been found in New York City for the first time, concerning some health experts.  The New York City Health Department on Wednesday announced that the longhorned tick, although...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:40am

New study shows that microwaving plastic food containers can be harmful to children

Many people put plastic containers in the microwave when reheating leftovers from your favorite restaurant or clean plastic containers in the dishwasher. But according to a new study, putting them in the microwave or a dishwashing machine could be hazardous to your child’s health. According...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:38pm

These are the crayons with asbestos and other school supplies to avoid

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you know that it’s practically already time to do all that back to school shopping — where did the summer go? — but before you finalize your school supplies list, a public interest research group is warning against some potentially harmful...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:26pm

Lucuma: the Peruvian orange avocado you never knew you needed

Avocados are everywhere these days: spread on brunch toast, paired with chips, blended into cold drinks — even added to chocolate bars. Now there’s a new Peruvian superfood that looks like the avocado’s half-sibling. It’s called lucuma (loo-coo-ma), and it’s known as...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:55am

Study suggests you're probably washing your hands wrong. Here's the right way

Do you wash your hands correctly? According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), probably not. The study was based on monitoring 383 participants in test kitchens while they cooked, according to USA TODAY. Results revealed that people failed to follow the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:18pm

Know these common heat-related health risks

Rejoice! The first major heat wave of summer 2018 officially ended in New York City on Tuesday after four days of sweltering above-90 temperatures. But with forecasters expecting to see the thermometer stuck in the mid- to high-80s for much of the rest of the summer, you're not quite out of...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:39pm

City sees earliest West Nile virus case since 1999: Health Dept.

The city’s Health Department confirmed 2018’s first human case of West Nile virus over the weekend, and it was the earliest identification of the mosquito-borne illness since 1999. Most cases are identified between late July and October, officials said. A Manhattan man over the age of...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:05pm

8 summer health concerns to watch out for

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson once said, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” And while we sure won't argue with that, summer is not without a few hiccups. And no, we’re not just talking about tripping out of your flip-flops or that inevitable sunburn you’...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:01am

Mount Sinai celebrates 50 years of supporting LGBTQ and other city youth

While Pride March 2018 takes place Sunday, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which sparked the modern gay rights movement. In conjunction with that historic milestone, New York will host WorldPride 2019, the first U.S. city to do so. But that’s a year away, and...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:59am

You might want to think twice before walking barefoot, even at home

Let’s talk about feet. Now that summer is in full swing, they're seeing a lot more daylight. Naturally, you may not hesitate to slip off your shoes to let your toes breathe — after all, walking barefoot can feel liberating — but this can negatively impact your stride and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 5:10pm