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Harlem Word: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson-- Sex and Stress

Dr. Hutcherson sheds light on how sex can help manage stress.  Dr. Hutcherson is a gynecologist and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Harlem Word: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson -- HIV and safe sex

Dr. Hutcherson provides tips on various ways to have fun and safe sex.  Dr. Hutcherson is a gynecologist and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Harlem Word: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson -- Sex is taboo: The Black Church and sex in the African-American community

We sat down with Dr. Hutcherson to talk about why the topics of sex and sexuality are not openly discussed in the Black community.

Dr. Hutcherson is a gynecologist and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Did you know...different factors might lead to obesity?

Obesity can be caused by some surprising factors. We break down a few known contributors and give tips for dealing with these factors.There are various factors that can contribute to someone becoming obese. Below are a few known contributors and tips for dealing with these factors.

Would you know how to identify the signs of stroke?

Test your knowledge of stroke with these "true" or "false" questions ...

Heart disease in minority women: ABC News Video

Watch this video about heart disease among Black and Latina women, from ABC News (February 5, 2008).

Harlem Word: Dr. Stephanie LeMelle

Mental health and illness is a serious issue, particularly among African American, Latino and other minority groups.

Dr. Stephanie LeMelle is a psychiatry professor at Columbia University, with a private psychiatric practice in Northern Manhattan.

HITE: Health Information Tool for Empowerment

New York's Online Directory of Low-Cost Health and Social Services

Did you know...the traditional favorite, sweet potatoes, can be made the healthy way?

Did you know? Sweet potatoes have no fat and are naturally packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals! With a few simple steps you can enjoy sweet potatoes the healthy way and avoid extra fat and calories.

Harlem Word: Dr. Olajide Williams

New York City has a low incidence of strokes compared to the US, but Harlem has the highest rate of stroke in NYC ... Dr Olajide Williams is a physician at Harlem Hospital and a key leader in stroke treatment and prevention in Harlem.

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