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Did you know...there are tips to choose a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner? CAM Checklist

If you are thinking about finding a specialist in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), here are a few tips to help you make the best choice for you:

Did you know...there are 3 ways you can relax in 1 minute or less?

Did you know? Studies of adults in central Harlem found that many people were dealing with high levels of stress on a regular basis.

Did you know...there are important reasons why your pills all look different?

Q: Why do pills come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes?

A: When it comes to choosing what a certain drug will look like, the drug company can choose from thousands of different colors and shapes.

Did you know...tracking your wellness progress means success?

If you have a health goal you are trying to reach, tracking your progress will likely help you on your quest. Here are some tools you can use...

Did you know...about herbal medicine?

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicines are derived from plants, and can include leaves, roots, bark and flowers. They can also be derived from fungi, such as mushrooms. Whole plants and parts of plants are used in teas, pills, extracts, oils and ointments and have a variety of healing uses.

Did you know...there are 5 keys to living a healthy life with diabetes?

Diabetes poses big problems for Harlem. We provide the five most important steps YOU can take to improve your health


Diabetes poses big problems for Harlem. We provide the five most important steps YOU can take to improve your health


Did you know...complementary and alternative medicine is different from conventional medicine?

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) are ways of healing and treatment that are different from what we may think of as the medical care you typically receive at your doctor's office (we will call this biomedical care from now on). Meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal treatment and massage are some examples of CAM.

Did you know...there are supplements you can take for your health?

Did your grandmother or neighborhood elder ever tell you about an herbal remedy for a headache or stomach problem by giving you some fresh herbs such as chamomile, peppermint, ginger or some tea mixture? If so, you have already experienced what is known as complementary and alternative medicine (known as CAM). It's common for herbal remedies to be used and shared in the African, African-American West Indian and Latino communities and these remedies are types of CAM.

Did you know...using a pedometer can help you count your way to 10,000 steps?

Get started with a pedometer!

Did you know research shows walking 30 minutes a day can help control your weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and improve your overall health?

Did you know...knowing the facts about type 1 diabetes can save your life?

What is Type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes means your body can't make insulin at all or makes very little of it. This happens because your immune system starts attacking the only organ that produces insulin: the pancreas.

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