Health

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

(Photo by Mu Lan via World Journal)

Special Education in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Education, Health, Youth July 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

At a developmental needs conference for Chinese parents in Flushing, a social worker said it is common for parents to turn down special education programs for their children because of the cultural concept of “face,” reports World Journal.

Rabbi David Bauer, director of social justice programming at CBST, speaks about his experience with HIV, in a “Voices of Community” video from the synagogue. (Screen shot via video)

First HIV Prevention Training for Jewish Clergy

Health, Jewish, Manhattan July 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah organized the first training for rabbis, synagogue staff and Jewish leaders that focused on HIV treatment, prevention and stigma, reports Tablet.

Gabriela demonstrates exercise with Tashanna. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Brownsville, a Healthy Start for Babies

Brooklyn, Health, Women July 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

A NYC Department of Health program aims to improve birth outcomes in Brownsville, which has had the highest rate of preterm and low birth weight babies in the city.

NYC Health Commission Mary T. Bassett at center, with Jane Eng, President and CEO of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center at right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lung Cancer Deaths, Suicides, among Chinese Cited by NYC Dept. of Health

East Asian, Health, New York June 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm

The NYC Dept. of Health for the first time released data on mortality causes within the Chinese community, and deaths because of lung cancer rose 70 percent between 2000 and 2014, compared with a decline of 16.4 percent across the city during that period, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The workshop on depression held by the Charles B. Wong Community Health Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Expert Calls for Attention to Postpartum Depression

East Asian, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In the wake of the suicide of a young Chinese immigrant who had recently given birth, a psychologist from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center talked about warning signs of depression at a workshop in Queens, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Tino Fuentes demonstrates how to test heroin for fentanyl, in the Bronx. (Photo by Michael O’Brien for Voices of NY)

Testing for Fentanyl to Avoid Overdoses

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, New York June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Some experts in harm reduction are recommending that drug users test for the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is believed to play a role in the surge in drug overdoses recently.

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

Health, LGBTQ, New York June 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

A new city campaign, “Bare it All,” urges members of the LGBTQ community to tell their health care providers details about their health, while reminding them of the right to respectful care.

Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, founder of The Aliya Institute, which works with at-risk youths in the Lubavitch Crown Heights Community, holds a naloxone kit. Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

Facing Addiction in the Hasidic Community

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

Kings County Politics reports on efforts by community leaders in Crown Heights to educate the Orthodox Jewish community about dealing with opioid addiction and how to reverse overdoses with naloxone.

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.