Harmful sun exposure can happen at any time of year
Harmful sun exposure can happen at any time of year
Health Brandpoint 12/01/2012 at 1:13AM

Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during [...]

Healthful tips for enjoying the holiday season to the fullest
Health Brandpoint 12/01/2012 at 12:01AM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but are you able to enjoy the holidays completely? The approaching holiday season means quality time with family, special deliveries in the mail and goodies that delight the taste buds. But it’s important to be prepared and stay healthy throughout the season so you can enjoy [...]

Mold spawns health concerns in Sandy flood zone
Mold spawns health concerns in Sandy flood zone
Health Alexa Altman 11/28/2012 at 9:37AM

Homes that withstood Sandy’s rushing water and brutal winds may now be susceptible to another hazard — mold. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) flood-damaged homes may have already seen extensive mold growth located under floor tiles, wallpaper and carpeting. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has plans to raze roughly 200 [...]

What’s the key to your child getting a good night’s sleep?
What’s the key to your child getting a good night’s sleep?
Education & Kids Brandpoint 11/17/2012 at 5:08AM

As a parent, do you dread the evening hours because bedtime is such a struggle? Do your children do everything they can to delay turning the lights out? Do they experience fear and anxiety when you leave the room? These all-too-common scenarios play out in countless households every evening, leaving mom and dad wondering what [...]

Must-do, can-do tips for people dealing with chronic pain
Health Brandpoint 11/17/2012 at 4:07AM

If you live with chronic pain, you know that the real costs of pain far exceed the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on treatment efforts or lost to decreased job productivity each year. Pain can have a serious long-term physical and emotional impact, and can affect every aspect of your life. Finding relief becomes [...]

City to shell out $500 million to repair schools, hospitals damaged by Sandy
Central Billy Rennison 11/12/2012 at 4:00PM

To hasten the process of restoring city schools and hospitals to pre-Sandy conditions, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $500 million emergency plan to repair buildings damaged during the storm. The New York City Health and Hospital Corporation will receive $300 million while $200 million will be appropriated to the Department of Education. More than $130 [...]

Neighborhood Care center will help solve policy problems
Health Terence M. Cullen 10/27/2012 at 6:26AM

Ben Scaccia, the lead strategic implementation specialist for Emblem Health’s Neighborhood Care, told a room full of civic and religious leaders in southeast Queens that the insurance company’s new centers throughout the city were set to be “open, personal statements in the community.” Emblem’s Neighborhood Care center in Cambria Heights is set for a test [...]

How to blast through your weight loss plateau
Health Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 12:49AM

(BPT) – If it seems like you work out regularly, only to continue to struggle losing weight, you’re not alone. But losing weight in order to improve health may be the wrong approach. First you need to fix what’s holding you back on the inside, so you can see the transformation you want on the [...]

Depression: Not a character flaw but a real illness
Health Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 12:46AM

(BPT) - A broken leg means a trip to the emergency room. Chronic back pain leads to a battery of tests and time off work. Even a virus will get you some words of sympathy. But if you say you have depression, there’s a good chance you’ll get a quizzical look and dumb silence. Depression is [...]

The importance of physical activity for all Americans
The importance of physical activity for all Americans
Health ARA 10/20/2012 at 8:30AM

Obesity impacts more than just the waistbands of Americans – life expectancy, health, medical spending and productivity are all affected by the weight of the nation. If recent trends continue, experts predict all adults will be overweight or obese by 2048. The statistics are equally as startling when it comes to youth – one in [...]