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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.

Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Fighting to Support Asthma Treatment – and More – in the Bronx

Bronx, Health March 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Executives at Lincoln Medical Center want public officials and residents to fight cuts in federal funding that will result from the dismantling and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Alterra Jackson learned how to administer naloxone at a community clinic. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Learning How to Counter an Overdose

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health March 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

A naloxone training in the South Bronx is one of many in health care and community centers across the city after the expansion of a state program.

Emely Reyes (center), one of the Touro College students offering the information session on the dangers of prescription drugs to a group of mostly Latino students at the Hyde Leadership Charter School. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC Schools Wage War against Opioids

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino March 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

A Bronx charter school is educating students about the dangers of abusing prescription medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Lady Chirlaine McCray with members of the NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Council at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Working With Peers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Bronx, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Staten Island, Youth March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.

Panelists spoke about the obstacles faced by gay and bisexual Latinos and transgender Latinas to get tested for HIV and have access to treatment. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Gay and Transgender Latinos Most Affected by HIV/AIDS

Health, Latino, LGBTQ February 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.