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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We sat down with Dr. Hutcherson to talk about how sex is an important part of overall health.
Emmanuel L. Durham, MHSA, Center Director of Community Healthcare Network Helen B. Atkinson Health Center discusses the work of the Helen B. Atkinson Center and the health issues affecting Harlem.