Maintaining good health is important for all New Yorkers. This section features a collection of experts who discuss health challenges, awareness campaigns, and answer questions about a variety of health-related topics.
Albinism is a genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin in the body.
A profile of children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Miguel tells his story about his cancer diagnosis.
Diane is a gland and lung cancer survivor who tells her story.
Chiara tells her story about her cancer diagnosis.
Hannah loves her cat buddy, Flower.
George Lopez believes in PETA's mission.
A girl in sub-Saharian Africa talks about losing both parents and a brother to AIDS.
An HIV/AIDS counselor visits a South African clinic.
Jerry Cahill talks about how important it is to keep track of your medication, and gives tips for how to keep up.
Sydney Esiason talks about how to help someone with cystic fibrosis who is being treated in a hospital.
A CF survivor demonstrates exercises to help get you into shape after setbacks.
Sydney Esiason answers questions about what it's like to live with someone who has cystic fibrosis.
Noah is a 4-year old boy who yells out when he gets excited.
Kirsten was diagnosed with autism at age 19, and tells her story.
Tani is a survivor of ovarian cancer who shares her story.
The words that every cancer patient needs to hear and focus on.
A guide to peritoneal dialysis, and the story of one patient who is using it to improve their standard of living.
HOTT, Health Outreach to Teens, is a free program run by Callen-Lorde.
People pledge their devotion to their pets.
A quick recipe for delicious vegan breakfast nachos.
Professor Popapil explores who can get PrEP, and details who it's for.
Daisy was going to be sent to a slaughterhouse, but is now living at a safe haven facility.
Susan Rodetis shares her personal story of biking in New York.
The NKF explains what kidney failure is, and what treatments you might consider if you're suffering from it.
Using the correct pronouns can be an important way to create a more welcome environment for more people.
Popular model Amina Blue talks about her veganism and work with PETA.
Yoga instructor Yulady Saluti discusses her cancer diagnosis.
Learn about what needs to be done for and while being on PrEP to ensure its effectiveness.
Jessika talks about losing her best friend to suicide, and attempting it herself.
One of the world's strongest men shows how a plant-based diet fuels him.
Rich Roll is an endurance athlete whose life was transformed by following a plant-based diet.
Che talks about the nephew he lost to suicide.
A listing of some health, environmental, and ethical reasons to cease eating meat.
A woman with Charcot-Marie-Tooth talks about biking to raise money for a cure.
Jeannie talks about the cousin that she lost to suicide.
Learn about kidney transplantation, and stories of patients who are living well after having the procedure.
A tour of PETA's headquarters, named after legendary game show host and animal rights activist Bob Barker.
Bill talks about the pain and struggle of suicide.
The journey of Asher, a young trans man on his journey throughout the transitioning process.
Casey talks about the father he lost to suicide.
PrEP 101 is in session, as Professor Popapil explores a new way to help people stay HIV negative.
Join Professor Popapil and her students as they explore the important things that PrEP does not do, providing clarity on how PrEP should be used.
Yoga instructor, Yulady Saluti, describes discovering a lump on her breast before being diagnosed.
Harvard professor Matthew Nock talks about developing a new intervention for suicide.
Anna Ruth talks about the father that she lost to suicide.
Barbara and Caroline talk about the sons they lost to suicide.
Professor Yeates Conwell talks about depression, debility, disconnectedness, and deadly means.
A professor from Vanderbilt University talks about technology and how it can be deployed to save lives.
Angela talks about the veteran father that she lost to suicide.
Professors Joseph Franklin, Holly Wilcox, and David Jones talk about ways to positively intervene and help prevent suicides.
Christianne Esposito-Smythers talks about the importance of picking up on depressive symptoms and getting parents involved in their child's treatment plan.
Matthew Wintersteen talks about the purpose of his independent study that targets youth at their doctor visits.
Yeates Conwell gives some advice on approaching a loved one with questions like, "are okay" or "are you having suicidal thoughts?"
An expert talks about the importance in asking "Are You Okay?" to someone struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Experts explain research studies and how they have saved people suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts.
Barbara Stanley goes over the safety plan intervention and how coping skills could help prevent suicides.
AFSP breaks down "Project 2025," a research study focused on demographics of people dying from suicide and their methods.
After watching "Catwoman," a boy living with sickle cell anemia fulfills his wish to meet Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry through Make-A-Wish.
A boy born with a congenital heart defect fulfills his wish of becoming a chef by visiting Red Rooster's Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Baked By Melissa's Melissa Ben-Ishay, and Cafe Boulud.
Food writer Jessica Goldman Foung fights kidney failure with healthy, low-sodium eating and cooking. Watch her barbecue recipes for quinoa burgers with curry ketchup, spice-rubbed corn and fruit coleslaw.
Rock band The Lionfish performs at NYC's The Cutting Room for Swinging In the Season, benefitting Make-A-Wish.
A woman living with breast cancer talks about the lifestyle and diet changes she had to make after being diagnosed.
NAMI-NYC members talk about the services the organization provides and how accessibility gives young adults the chance to get the support they need to better their mental health.
Two young adults share their mental illness symptoms and how they help others going through similar experiences.
Musical artists join the #IWillListen movement to stop mental illness from being a taboo.
Lucy and Deniece share their emotional story of battling their mental illness and being misunderstood within their Hispanic culture.
A suicide attempt survivor shares her story on coming across NAMI and how they got involved to help others suffering with mental illness.
In this send-up of "The Breakfast Club," five young people from different walks of life are brought together by the reproductive health care provided by Planned Parenthood NYC.
Dr. Maria Papadapoulos teams up with local ophthalmologists in South America to tackle glaucoma in the youth population.
A young boy living in Nepal receives proper treatment to restore his eyesight.
Planned Parenthood fights for the right to provide affordable, accessible health care including cancer screenings, HIV and AIDS prevention and more.
Couples take control over their sexual health and well being through Planned Parenthood NYC, who provide pregnancy tests, educational materials, contraception and more.
Lori and her husband open up about what it was like to share with others about the stage 4 breast cancer diagnostic.
Lori Renowski gives advice to people recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
A woman living with breast cancer remembers the day she was diagnosed and how she broke the news to her immediate family.
A woman living with breast cancer talks about why she finally decided it was time to get checked.
Lori Renowski talks about brushing off her symptoms to later discover they were all signs of breast cancer.
A young girl from El Salvador receives a life changing cornea transplant a day before her 13th birthday.
A mother shares a life-changing memory of her egg-donor-daughter denying her as a parents.
Vito Cosmo shares what it was like to break the news to his family and friends about being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
NKF's Kidney Walks raise funds for research and awareness of kidney disease's effects. 26 million Americans currently suffer and over 70 million are at risk for heart and kidney disease.
Vito Cosmo talks about what it was like telling his colleagues about his recent diagnostic and how he uses humor to share the news.
Vito Cosmo seeks to raise awareness on the Parkinson's Disease symptoms most people show.
Vito Cosmo talks about the side effects of certain traditional medications and shares what supplements he consumes to lower his Parkinson's symptoms.
Reproductive Endocrinologist gives some advice to those trying to conceive.
Experts talk about the progress of HIV treatment and its impact on the men with dreams of conceiving.
Experts break down endometriosis's symptoms, treatments, and the reason it is hard to detect.
Doctor Brian D. Barnett explains tubal factor infertility and how to avoid it.
Reproductive Endocrinologist, Alan Penzias, explains the egg quality depending on a woman's age.
An African woman suffering from trachoma gets a life changing surgery, where she will no longer need the care and guidance of others.
Learn about strabismus and how it can be cured to improve one's quality of life.
Orbis teachers Vietnamese ophthalmologists about retinopathy of prematurity, and how to prevent it.
Learn about glaucoma and its affects, through the story of a five year old boy in Vietnam who nearly lost his vision.
Learn how cataracts can affect youths' quality of life, and how it is an obstacle to get treated in third world countries.
Dr. Daniel Neely visits Peru with Orbis to help increase the local pediatric ophthalmology services.
Food writer Jessica Goldman Foung cooks up a quick, tasty, low-sodium holiday recipe for roasted turkey.
Food writer Jessica Goldman Foung cooks up a quick, tasty low-sodium recipe for mushroom gravy over green beans.
NKF mascot Sidney the Kidney encourages you to eat healthier, learn the risk factors, and get tested for kidney disease in this music video.
The stories of everyday people suffering from kidney disease, including an actor from "30 Rock" and an award-winning mariachi guitarist, whose lives have been saved by dialysis treatments.
Substitute high-potassium mashed potatoes with garlicky puréed cauliflower in this easy, healthy recipe.
NKF mascot Sidney the Kidney visits Grand Central Station to encourage commuters to protect their kidneys with good eating habits, and emphasizes the importance of kidneys to the body's well-being.
A three-time cancer survivor talks about the limitations on medical networks in the 1990's and how it stalled his diagnostic testing.
David Dubin lists the common symptoms and misdiagnosis people younger than 50 get when getting checked for colon cancer.
David Dubin talks about being misdiagnosed and later finding out about the colon cancer genetics in his family.
Vito Cosmo and his wife remember the day the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease was made official.
Vito Cosmo opens up about being misdiagnosed for several years, and later going to a specialist to find out he had Parkinson's Disease.
Doctors and BCRF grantees advocate for cancer research, as with more research comes better treatments and a cure.
Have you ever had a health question you were too afraid to ask? These videos provide medical answers from organizations such as Path2Parenthood, the National Kidney Foundation, Orbis International, Healtheo360, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and other expert organizations. Medical professionals explain what you need to know, what you need to avoid, and dig into new studies and information so you have all of the facts to live a healthy life.