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Hard Habit to Break

Working with patients afflicted with drug abuse, Oswald Vargas never considered his smoking an addiction – until a diagnosis changed his way of thinking.

    Accepting Herself as a Trans Woman

    As a transgender woman, Kal-Elle has a new outlook on her health care.

      Angelique Silva: Finding Strength Amid Battle with Depression

      A routine check-up with her doctor led Angelique Silva to finally face the problems that held her back in life.

      Gladys Madera: Staying Healthy in Her Golden Years

      Gladys Madera, a Bronx grandmom, faced an unexpected crisis when her asthma-like chest pains were diagnosed as a heart condition.

      Frances Joe: Emerging from a Storm

      After suffering a brain aneurysm that left her sick and depressed, Frances Joe was ready to give up. Then, she met the primary care doctor who got her back on track to good health.

      Shaila Chowdhury: Prenatal Care Made For Today’s Muslim Woman

      Shaila Chowdhury has two requests at her prenatal checkups: to have her husband present and be examined by a female doctor.

      Patricia Rodriguez: Inspired by Support, A Survivor Reaches Out

      As she battled breast cancer, Patricia Rodriguez found no support groups for Spanish-speaking cancer patients. So, she started one at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.

      Heart Attack at 42 Jolts Him to Change

      Allan Wright thought taking medication was enough to control his high blood pressure. A heart attack changed everything.

      Taking the Pain Away

      Melissa Edwards shares how she found help for her depression.

      Baby Ayvah Defies Odds

      When Ayvah was born prematurely, she weighed less than two pounds. Doctors said she had a 50 percent chance of survival.