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Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Education, Health, Video June 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Neurologist Olajide Williams turned to the beats and lyrics of hip hop artists to convey important messages to kids about how to be healthy; the program is now used across the country and overseas.

Leticia Ponce tendrá que mostrar una mejoría en su salud para poder ir a su pueblo Jolalpan. (Photo vía Diario de Mexico)

Dying Woman Dreams of Returning Home

Health, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

A dying Mexican woman who wants to spend the last days of her life in the place where she was born faces two hurdles to make her wish come true, reports Diario de México.

Diabetes prevention coaches and the people who trained them. Back row: l. to r., Patricia Nelson, Delores Graham, Rev. Michel Faulkner, Loretta Fleming, Ruby Garner, Chris Norwood, executive director of Health People, Dr. Robert W. Marrow. Front Row: l. to r., Gwendolyn Kennely, Dr. Juanita Lopez-Kump, Wanda Williams, Darlene Cruz, Rosa Martinez. (Photo via Mott Haven Gerald)

Bronx Diabetes Prevention Program May Be Canceled

Bronx, Health October 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

A diabetes prevention program in the Bronx may fall victim to the budget sequester before being formally launched, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo by Mark T.Fahey/Voices of NY)

Alzheimer’s Educators Reach Out to Hispanics

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, Voices' Picks September 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

With studies suggesting that Alzheimer’s disease is more prevalent in Hispanics, experts gathered to address community concerns.

(Photo by Wally Hartshorn, Flickr Creative Commons License)

There’s a Way to Eat Organic and Not Go Bankrupt

Food, Health, In the News April 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

For many families from low-income neighborhoods in New York City, organic fruits and vegetables are unaffordable. But there’s a program through which families can get fresh, pesticide-free produce at reasonable prices, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

An image from Voices of NY's video on the Rego Park Senior Center. (Video by Channon Hodge and Cheryl Chan)

Graying in Color: Aging Actively Among Your Own

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

To serve New York City’s growing – and increasingly diverse – elderly population, senior center organizers are abandoning the “one size fits all” approach to senior care, and instead gearing programs to specific populations and cultures.

Zaheen Khan will be senior this fall at DeWitt Clinton High School where students get on long lines to go through security. ‘It’s just sad,’ he said, ‘Ten years ago this school was safe, it was one of the best schools. The mentality is different. If I went to a regular school, I wouldn’t know all this. I know how to act like a terrorist. I could teach you a thousand ways to sneak in a blade.’ (Photo by Marisol Diaz/The Riverdale Press)

Voices in Focus: The High Cost of School Security

Education, Health September 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

We have three thought-provoking pieces from the ethnic and community press today, as we go into the weekend: a look into school security in the Bronx; an analysis of U.S. circumcision rates; and a portrait of an Aztec dance group that worships and performs in city parks.

David R. Jones is President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York (via CSS)

Opinion: Selling Sugar Water To Blacks and Latinos

Health, Opinion July 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

An advertising campaign deriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to restrict the sale of supersized sugary drinks has run ads in The Amsterdam News, among other publications. Still, the paper recently ran a column supporting the large soda ban, and pointing out that beverage companies have targeted low-income black and Latino populations with their unhealthy products.

Stephanie López shows some of her moves. (Photo courtesy of LucyAlia Turull via EDLP)

Belly Dancing Their Way to Health and Self Esteem

Health, Manhattan July 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

El Diario La Prensa reports on a dance fitness class in Washington Heights that helps voluptuous women stay healthy and discover the real beauty of their own bodies.

The omnipresent Maggi bottle. (Photo by Aurora Almendral / Feet in 2 Worlds)

Voices in Focus: Circumcision, Security and Maggi Sauce

Culture, Health June 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Today we have three updates on stories we have linked to: a condemnation of the circumcision practice known as “oral-genital suction”; a federal response on a security program that has been criticized as a “Jewish earmark”; and the delicious international ubiquity of Maggi sauce.

Voices of NY's Chloe B. Park was on hand to shoot a photo essay of AIDS Walk New York 2012.

Photo Essay: AIDS Walk New York 2012

Featured Posts, Health, Latino May 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Marjorie Hill, president of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, spoke to El Diario La Prensa in advance of yesterday’s AIDS Walk New York about why Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. And Voices of NY’s Chloe B. Park was on hand to shoot a photo essay of the march.

Poet in residence DFaye Anderson performs at Marjorie Eliot's Sunday Jazz concert.  (Photo by DNAinfo/Paul Lomax)

Voices in Focus: The Power of Music

Crime, Culture April 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Music awakens elderly people who had been thought lost to dementia; soldiers charged in Pvt. Danny Chen’s bullying to be tried Stateside; some advice to the Pakistani community from a prominent U.K. Pakistani; and a 20-year-old jazz salon in a Washington Heights living room is still going strong.

Voices in Focus: Time to Dig Out That Doggie Leprechaun Costume

Health, Politics March 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

A stirring speech on the DREAM Act; French expatriates skew to the right; healthy eating through immigrant cuisines; a hold-up in efforts to make Lunar New Year a school holiday; and suggestions for getting away from the crowds this St. Patricks, including a dog costume contest.

Marcelo Villagran administers a glucose test to driver Rafael Fernandez, age 62. (Photo by Jonathan Camhi)

Taxi Drivers Struggling to Stay Healthy Get Some Help

Health, Transportation March 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

New York City taxi drivers, whose sedentary lives behind the wheel give them little time for exercise or healthy eating, face some dire health consequences, but there are efforts underway to address the problem. Several hospitals and health care programs around the city offer drivers health screenings and advice.

Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, shown on the cover of El Correo de Queens, has dedicated her fame to casting light on the problem of HIV/AIDS.

Opinion: Acculturation Does Not Mean Adopting Poor Eating Habits

Health, Latino March 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This editorial, translated from El Correo de Queens, warns Latinos that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.