Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Manhattan’

Have A Child With A Special Need?

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Public Services And Schooling For NYC Children With Special Needs “The more information you have to help your child, the better your child can be served,” says Vanessa Markowitz, a lawyer and advocate for families with children with special needs. So for city parents who think that their child may have some kind of problem—be [&hellip
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The Testosterone Test

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Scientists continue to search for an effective male contraceptive drug By Will Alden The latest development in the search for a male birth control pill isn’t a pill at all—it’s an injection. Last year, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that Beijing researchers have successfully tested a testosterone-based injection, intended [&hellip
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Baby Fat

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Prospective parents should worry about their own weight when deciding to get pregnant By Keysha Whitaker Many women worry about how to take the weight off after a pregnancy, but according to many doctors, taking the weight off before a pregnancy might increase fertility, promote healthier pregnancies and healthier babies. Men could also increase their [&hellip
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Stick It To Me

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More women and men use acupuncture to treat reproductive issues By Kate Moser Miller It’s a story all too familiar to young couples today: Two people who have lived a relatively healthy lifestyle decide to have a baby, but after months of trying, they’re still unable to conceive. Whatever the reason, more than 3 million [&hellip
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Skin Deep

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Preparing for a long-awaited summer glow. By Ashna Ali After the long spell of seasonal confusion, we’re all counting the days until we can face a full sun—no peek-a-boo. Since winter has beaten our faces dry, it will be essential to give our skin some TLC for the summer. Here are some tips for the [&hellip
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Hot Stuff

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Ashley and Tyler Rodriguez, 20-something siblings who live in Spanish Harlem, enrolled at Bikram Yoga Harlem last Monday evening. Waltzing in on the second week of the New Year, they looked a bit like fair-weather yogis. Ashley was determined to turn her life around. “I’m 23… I’m too young to be out of shape,” she [&hellip
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Heart of the Matter

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Stephanie Chan had type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol all at age 16. She was overweight, fatigued and had tightness in her upper body. Eight years later, at the age of 24, Chan drove herself to Johns Hopkins Hospital with chest pain, which she had been experiencing for eight months. After examining her [&hellip
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For the Heartsick

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The Village Wellness Center won’t be doing couples this Valentine’s Day. Kristy Zadrozny, licensed massage therapist, says Valentine’s Day usually means a hike in massage parlor business from couples seeking joint massages. “It’s kind of like a sexy thing. I’ve worked in spas that have done it, but I think it’s just weird,” Zadrozny said. [&hellip
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Resolutions Downsized

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The way to keep a New Year’s resolution is to pick a good goal and then overhaul your life to in order to meet it. Duh. But some of you are saying, hold it, my goal isn’t big enough to require an overhaul of my life. Maybe your goal is to, say, clean out your [&hellip
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