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Nepalese Organ Donor Advocate Passes Away

Nepalese Organ Donor Advocate Passes Away

Featured Posts, Health, South Asian, Video February 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Nepali-born Prasha Tuladhar, who had advocated for organ donation, died two days before the third anniversary of her receipt of a double-lung transplant.

Hispanic youths participating in Alcoholics Anonymous reunions in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Mexican Immigrants, Alcoholism is Yet Another Hazard

Health, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Social Services February 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Experts say the harshness of the immigrant experience contributes to high alcoholism rates in the Mexican community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Nassau University Medical Center (Photo by Sullynyflhi from Wikimedia Commons via Long Island Wins)

ICE to Move to Nassau Hospital

Health, Immigration, Long Island January 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

In what is described by Long Island Wins as an “outrageous move,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is allowing ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center.

José Cruz, a resident of Mott Haven, the Bronx, prepares to take financial advantage of a possible legalization of cannabis in New York. The death of his brother “Che” marked a before and after for José Cruz, who currently devotes much of his time to his organization Young, Fresh and Conscious. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

In Cannabis Legalization Latinos See Business – And Redemption

Business, Health, Latino, New York January 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

As Mayor Bill de Blasio mulls legalizing marijuana in the city, some Hispanic New Yorkers believe it would create business opportunities and reverse some of the damage inflicted on communities of color during the war on drugs, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Dr. Oxiris Barbot in her Long Island City offices. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

First Latina Health Commissioner is Only Getting Started

Health, Latino, New York, Women January 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with El Diario La Prensa, newly-appointed Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot talks about expanding services for Hispanics, fighting the HIV and opioid epidemics, and her domino-playing skills.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

The NYC Care program will launch this summer in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

De Blasio’s Health Care Program, a Ray of Hope for Immigrants?

Health, Immigration, New York January 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Latino New Yorkers and pro-immigrant organizations warmly welcomed Mayor de Blasio’s proposal for a public health plan that would cover undocumented immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

City Hall in NYC/ (Photo: By Christopher Lee via Documented)

Reviving a Muni-Based Health Care Option for NYC’s Uninsured and Undocumented

Health, Immigration, New York December 19, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Documented explores how some are trying to revive a municipal-based health care plan for the uninsured in NYC.

If the Trump Administration plan is approved, public hospitals like Lincoln Hospital, in The Bronx, would lose thousands of patients. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Public Charge’ Rule Already Causing Harm

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration December 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Public officials warned that, if implemented, Trump’s proposed “public charge” rule could impact more than 350,000 New Yorkers, and the fear it unleashed is already damaging families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

Black, Health, Latino, New York November 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

While new HIV diagnoses among Black and Latina women declined in 2017, HIV continues to affect Black and Latino men who have sex with men disproportionately, NYC’s latest HIV surveillance report indicates.

Pedro Cepero Yee, in black, teaching at Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association in Clifton, New Jersey.

Meet Kung Fu Master Pedro Cepero Yee

East Asian, Health, Latino November 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

World Journal profiles Pedro Cepero Yee, a kung fu master and Chinese bodywork therapist who started learning the martial art as a child to protect family members from domestic violence.

The Caribbean Women’s Health Association is one of a few organizations in East Flatbush helping women with workshops focusing on how to deal with pregnancy trauma. (Photo by Larisa Karr via Bklyner)

Addressing Infant Mortality in East Flatbush

Black, Brooklyn, Health November 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Bklyner reports on local organizations that help women cope with the loss of a child, and educate them to have healthier pregnancies.

(Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

How the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Would Impact NYC Schools

Education, Government, Health, New York October 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Chalkbeat looks at how the federal government’s proposed redefinition of “public charge” would affect health clinics based in NYC public schools.

Charles B. Wang (far right), New York City Comptroller Harrison J Goldin and then President of the China Strategy Council Teng Shaojun took a group photo at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the China Council.

Chinese Remember Philanthropist Charles B. Wang

East Asian, Health October 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Those who worked closely with Chinese-American entrepreneur Charles B. Wang recalled his dedication to helping low-income Chinese in New York and introducing ice hockey to children in China, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Cristina Contreras (Photo via NYC Health + Hospitals)

New Head of Bronx Hospital on Rumors, Roots

Bronx, Dominican, Health October 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Cristina Contreras, North Central Bronx Hospital’s new executive director, addressed rumors of the facility’s closure in Norwood News while El Diario covered her Dominican background.