The Institute Blog

Taking Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes

December 19, 2016

The holiday season is a good time to focus on diabetes and what we can do to prevent it. During the holidays we gather with friends and family to enjoy many traditions — which...

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Notes from the Field: Home Runs and Health with Harlem’s Youth

June 3, 2016

Dr. Bamidele Olatunbosun is a third-year resident in the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program, set to graduate this month.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Olatunsbosun and a few of his fellow residents assisted local...

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Join the Institute’s AIDS Walk Team in NYC

May 10, 2016

This Sunday, May 15th, is New York City’s annual AIDS Walk. The walk inspires hundreds of thousand of New Yorkers to walk and raise money to fight HIV/AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): Stress Free Zone

November 18, 2015

Stress can cause blood glucose levels to be high.  In people who have diabetes this can be an issue because there is not enough insulin to get the increased blood sugars into cells. Reducing...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): Get Moving

November 6, 2015

Physical activity and exercise are important for managing diabetes. Hard working muscles are more sensitive to insulin and will remove glucose from the blood better. For people with or at risk for diabetes, it...

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Take Control of Your Health this American Diabetes Month

November 2, 2015

“It’s really rewarding when I’m sitting with a patient and you can see the light bulb go off – they say ‘wow, I have diabetes but it doesn’t have me.  I’m going to take control...

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Join us Sunday in Kingston, NY to “Walk & Talk With a Doc”

October 16, 2015

Join us this Sunday in Kingston, NY to”Walk and Talk With a Doc!” We have teamed up with Live Well Kingston and other local organizations to launch the first of three walks. During the walk, Dr....

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Free Fitness Opportunities in NYC

October 12, 2015

Looking for free exercise opportunities in New York City?  We’ve got you covered! Family Health Center of Harlem Located at 1824 Madison Avenue, New York NY Contact Leniza Tineo (212) 423-4500 ext. 4752 with...

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Adolescents: Back to School; Back for a Health Check

October 9, 2015

As kids return to school, the Fall season is also a great time to think about their yearly check-up. This is especially true for adolescents (kids and young adults ages 10-19). Why is adolescent...

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