Health

This Crisis Pregnancy Center in The Bronx uses an eye-catching sign to capture the attention of women seeking advice about pregnancy and abortion. (Photo provided to El Diario)

‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Scare and Deceive Women

Health, Latino, New York, Women February 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

El Diario/La Prensa takes a deeper look at an “anti-abortion” center fined by the city for deliberately giving false information to women, and finds that 50 percent of its clients are Hispanic.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

At Howard Bennett Park in East Harlem, "The Coquis are Here," by Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. El Museo del Barrio was the community partnership. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Health)

Public Art and Health

Culture, Health, New York December 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

New public works of art, designed in collaboration with community partners, are aimed at encouraging physical activity and neighborhood connections.

The group of experts from the New York City Department of Health, led by First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot (fifth from left in blue jacket and khakis), at the airport before leaving for Puerto Rico. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Health Experts Head to Puerto Rico

Health, New York, Puerto Rican November 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

While staff from the New York City Department of Health arrived on the island on Tuesday, New York’s governor announced the deployment of electric utility experts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Family yoga teacher Alba Mota guides participants through stretching exercises as part of a Bronx River Foodway event. (Photo by Elia Campos via Hunts Point Express)

‘Foodway’ in Bronx Pioneers Plantings and More

Bronx, Food, Health November 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A new foodway in the Bronx brought more than plantings to the neighborhood, reports Hunts Point Express.

Clara Cardelle has saved the life of several Latino men who have overdosed on heroin in Washington Heights. The Upper Manhattan resident, born in Cuba, has resuscitated addicts by injecting them with the antidote Naloxone. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Saving Lives on a Washington Heights Corner

Health, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The Washington Heights CORNER Project helps people suffering from opioid and heroin addiction in the largely Latino neighborhood, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican-born Clara Santana, who has spent 20 years cleaning offices, said that the products she uses to do her job have affected her health. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Latino Workers at Risk of Intoxication

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino November 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new national study on the health of Latinos found that thousands of Hispanics working in construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning in the city are exposed to harmful chemicals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

(Photo by Send me adrift., Creative commons license)

Urging More Social Workers for Bronx Students

Bronx, Education, Health November 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Parent advocates want more social workers in schools in the Bronx, reports Chalkbeat.

City Council member Peter Koo (left) and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, deputy commissioner for the division of disease control at the NYC Dept. of Health (Photo by Cecilia Li via Sing Tao Daily)

Urging Calm Over Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Flushing

Health, Queens October 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm

The NYC Health Department and City Council member Peter Koo held a joint press conference about the Legionnaires’ disease cases in Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Children Have a Better Childhood than Latinos Born Here

Health, Immigration, Latino, Youth October 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that, in spite of being poorer, Hispanic immigrant children experience better childhoods than Latino children born in the United States, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

More Puerto Ricans die before they turn 65 due to chronic disease than other Latinos in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario))

Boricuas Have the Worst Health of NYC Latinos

Dominican, Health, Latino, Puerto Rican September 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

According to the first complete report on the health of Latinos in the Big Apple, this ethnic group often fares better than non-Latino whites, but Puerto Ricans have the highest rates of chronic illness and premature deaths among Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.