Harlem Word

Harlem Word: Dr. Carlton McGregor talks about how changes in how you live your life may prevent prostate cancer

In fall 2009, New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Dr. Carlton McGregor, MD, was diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer.  Based on his experience, he wants to raise awareness about prostate cancer so that other men can get screened for the disease early.  In this article, he talks about the lifestyle changes that men can make to possibly avoid getting prostate cancer.

Harlem Word: Vivian W. Kurutz talks about how she promotes health in Harlem

Vivian W. Kurutz, the director of wellness at the Harlem Center for Healthy Living (HCHL), has a passion for health and wellness. Her goal is to share that passion with the Harlem community. Learn more about Vivian below! 

Harlem Word: Dr. Icilma Fergus partners with African American and Hispanic patients to fight heart disease in Harlem

As Chief of Cardiology at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Fergus sees stress, poverty and discrimination as all playing an important part in the health of many urban communities particularly those of African Americans and Hispanic ethnicities. Her goal is to reach community members where they are at-either on the streets or in their heads. She told us her philosophy is to work with patients to fight heart disease as a team.

Harlem Word: Bikram yoga instructor Stephanie Pope Caffey wants everyone in Harlem to try yoga

Sisters Stephanie Pope Caffey (head yoga instructor) and Jennifer Pope (operations manager) grew up in Harlem and opened Bikram Yoga East Harlem to introduce the Harlem community to Bikram yoga. In this article, they talk about how the studio is involved in the Harlem community.

Harlem Word: Dr. Icilma Fergus—her advice for women who’d like to become cardiologists

As Chief of Cardiology at Harlem Hospital Center, and on the Board of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Dr. Fergus works hard constantly stay in touch with the community-and that includes people who want to expand her community-based approach to health care. Here she tells us what it takes to make it in the field.

Harlem Word: Martha Eddy teaches us about kinesthetic education

Martha Eddy, CMA, Ed.D., is the director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education and a long-time East Harlem resident. Dr. Eddy has been involved in numerous programs throughout Harlem involving kinesthetic education. Here she tells us what kinesthetic education is and why it caught her interest.

Harlem Word: Dr. Carlton McGregor explains who is at risk for prostate cancer

When Dr. Carlton McGregor, MD, was diagnosed with prostate cancer  in fall 2009 he decided to raise awareness of the disease by telling other people about it. Family history is one of the risk factors for prostate cancer-Dr. McGregor's father also had this disease. Learn more about the risk factors for prostate cancer by reading the article below.

Harlem Word: Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph talks about why she became a breast surgeon

Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, is an active member of the medical community in Northern Manhattan and has served on the GetHealthyHarlem.org Health Advisory Board for more than a year. Here she talks about how she became interested in breast health.

Harlem Word: Dr. Martha Eddy tells us how people in Harlem can begin exercising today

Dr. Martha Eddy, CMA, Ed.D., exercise physiologist and movement therapist has also been a dancer all her life and now shares her passion for dance, fitness and exercise with NYC residents. She talked to GetHealthyHarlem.org about ways that Harlem residents can start exercising.

Harlem Word: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson -- Sex, exercise and health

We sat down with Dr. Hutcherson to talk about how sex is an important part of overall health.

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