More than 250,000 New Yorkers have Alzheimer's, a degenerative disease of the brain.
And although the average age of diagnosis is in the early-70s, it's important to start protecting one's brain much earlier, says Dr. Richard Isaacson, an Alzheimer's specialist and neurologist, who believes that the disease takes root in the brain 20 to 30 years before a diagnosis is ever made.
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Good nutrition advice is always worth paying attention to, especially during Good Nutrition Month.
So before it's Thanksgiving and any healthy thoughts go out the window (not that all Thanksgiving foods are bad for you!), here are some tips from nutritionist and author Keri Glassman.
Glassman, a New York City resident and a nationally recognized nutrition expert, promotes health and... » more
There's a new wave of fitness mavens in town, and they're not necessarily what you'd expect. From a Spanish acupuncturist (JumpLife fitness founder Montserrat Markou) to two ex-financiers (Throwback Fitness founders Brian Gallagher and Ryan Wilke), fitness is the newest playing field for fresh and out-of-the-box minds.
One of the newest faces on the block is a petite college grad with energy... » more
Babies and parents who were admitted to the maternity ward at St. Luke's Roosevelt may have been exposed to tuberculosis, the Morningside Heights hospital said Wednesday.
An employee who works in the ward tested positive for the bacterial infection and they immediately began sending letters to patients, the hospital said in a statement.
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College-aged smokers looking to legally light up will have to stock up fast.
The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that raises the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 by a 35 to 10vote.
The city's health department, along with thethe mayor, have been working to curb teen smoking for years and said raising the minimum age could reduce smoking between 18 and 20-year-olds by 55%.
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Six years ago, Seamus Mullen, award-winning chef and owner of the restaurant Tertulia, was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, a lifelong autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. But he hasn’t stopped cooking.
Mullen recently partnered with the Rethink RA Campaign, a Pfizer-sponsored education program that teaches those with rheumatoid arthritis ways... » more
Whether you're looking for increased energy, weight management, a unique cocktail additive or a hangover helper, your search ends with chia.
Once a diet staple in Aztec and Mayan cultures, this ancient seed, which delivers omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, protein and calcium, is making waves in the modern day. While it's been available in bulk at health food stores for years, it recently... » more
The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal... » more
Nothing is more October-appropriate than a pumpkin. And it's multipurpose: a pumpkin is both decoration and dinner.
And luckily, pumpkin is also versatile and delicious. It can be made into a sweet dessert like pumpkin pie, or used as a topping on a savory dish, like this flatbread from the Austrian restaurant Edi & the Wolf (102 Ave. C, 212-598-1040)
When chefs and co-owners Eduard... » more
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the nation is going pink to recognize the challenges facing women with breast cancer and to raise money for research.
Last week in New York City, E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and had a double mastectomy, attended the launch of CureDiva, a shopping website for women facing breast cancer. The... » more