Health

First Lady Chirlane McCray speaking at Mamre Seventh Day Adventist in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A ‘Weekend of Faith for Mental Health’

Brooklyn, Communities, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Religion May 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

NYC First Lady Charlene McCray speaks on mental health and substance abuse at a Brooklyn church.

Lydia Pacheco, a 61-year-old Puerto Rican who suffers from anxiety attacks, is concerned about the possible closing of the Roberto Clemente Center in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

LES Community Clinic Fights to Survive

Health, Latino, Manhattan May 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The 35-year-old Roberto Clemente Center, on the Lower East Side, does not have enough personnel to serve its mostly Hispanic patients, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maritere, born in Mexico, holds a letter from the Department of Education. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Helping Foreign-born Kids Cope with Fears

Health, Immigration, Youth May 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

The federal government’s new immigration measures have an effect on children, and schools are offering support to help them cope with the fear and anxiety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

The Opioid Crisis Hitting Hispanics in New York

Bronx, Health, Latino, New York May 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The opioid epidemic has hit the Hispanic community hard as the powerful drug fentanyl is easily found in neighborhoods in the Bronx and other boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Video by Stephanie Daniel

In East Harlem, Kids Go on ‘Concrete Safaris’

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth April 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Kids in East Harlem are gardening and doing other outdoor activities as part of a program offered by Concrete Safaris in collaboration with the Department of Health and the local Neighborhood Health Action Center.

Promoting Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Brooklyn

Promoting Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Video April 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

In Brooklyn, there’s a new effort at Interfaith Medical Center to get members of the community screened.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Immigrants Seek Children’s Medical Records to Avoid Deportation

East Asian, Health, Immigration, Youth April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Some parents hope that if their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it could help protect them from deportation, reports World Journal.

Rosalina Fraga (center) with a group of Latinas to who take her bootcamp class in East Harlem. (Photo via El Diario)

New Yorkers Get in Shape in Spanish

Health, Latino, Women April 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

The city graduated its first class of Spanish-speaking instructors for the Shape Up NYC program, an innovative fitness initiative created by NYC Parks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

David Leite (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Gay, Bipolar and Portuguese: A Journey of Acceptance

Food writer David Leite discusses his memoir about accepting his Portuguese roots, his mental illness and his sexual identity.

Dr. Lesly Kernisant, the executive director of LaSante Heath Center, has been practicing medicine for 35 years. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

New Health Center Targets Caribbean Community

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Health April 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

When it opens next month, the LaSante Health Center will primarily serve the Caribbean community in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and central Brooklyn. Brooklyn Daily Eagle gets a tour of the state-of-the art facility.

Social worker and therapist Julia Andino-Matos talks to a group of undocumented Latina mothers suffering from depression. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Undocumented Latinas Struggle with Maternal Depression

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Latino, Women April 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

A Brooklyn hospital is offering support to Hispanic women facing the challenge of pregnancy while living in fear because of their irregular immigration status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sara Beltrán, a Salvadoran woman suffering from a brain tumor, was released from immigration jail a month ago. She has since reunited with her family in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Refugee with Brain Tumor Endures Immigration Ordeal

Central American, Health, Immigration, Queens March 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm

El Diario/La Prensa examines the case of Sara Beltrán, a Salvadoran asylum seeker with a brain tumor in Queens who claims that she has obtained faulty legal counsel for her immigration process.

Israel Rocha, CEO of Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

NY Hospitals Reassure Immigrants as Visits Decrease

Health, Immigration, New York March 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

In a series of community meetings, NYC Health + Hospitals is reassuring immigrants that they are welcome and safe in the city’s hospitals, Queens Latino reports.

Data: New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control Annual Report, 2016

Plateau of Overall TB Rate in NYC Masks Disparities

Demographics, Health, New York March 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

The Department of Health’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control released its 2016 report March 24, which showed disparities in TB incidence across some neighborhoods and races and ethnicities.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.