Health

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.

Xiang Li helping in the kitchen at the Chinese Continuing Day Treatment Program.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrants Suffering from Mental Illness at Risk

East Asian, Health, Manhattan October 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

The only program in New York City to exclusively serve mentally ill Cantonese speakers could close its doors after more than 30 years, reports Sing Tao Daily.

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray (right), alongside Doctors Herminia Palacio (center) and Oxiris Barbot, unveiling the Latinx Thrive program. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

New Mental Health Program Focuses on NYC Latinos

Health, Latino October 12, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chirlane McCray, first lady of New York City, announced the launching of “Latinx Thrive,” the first mental health program focusing specifically on the city’s Hispanic communities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Max Resnik)

NYC Health + Hospitals: ‘Humane, Competent and Welcoming Care’

Featured Posts, Health, New York September 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm

NYC Health and Hospitals’ CEO addressed the community and ethnic media at a Newsmakers briefing on Sept. 27.

(Photo via Pexels, Creative Commons license)

Health of NYC Latinos Is Worse than They Think

Health, Latino, New York September 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

According to a report, language barriers, lack of insurance and education have created a health crisis among New York’s Hispanic population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jeremy Lin speaks about mental health issues faced by young people. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jeremy Lin Shares Thoughts on Mental Health

East Asian, Health, Manhattan September 21, 2018 at 6:22 pm

At a screening of “Looking for Luke,” a documentary on the suicide of a Chinese-American student, basketball player Jeremy Lin spoke about the academic pressure he faced growing up and his views on mental health issues affecting young people, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Un dibujo hecho por participantes de una clase de primeros auxilios de salud mental de ThriveNYC (captura de pantalla de un video en el sitio web ThriveNYC).

Haciéndole frente a los ataques de pánico: una historia personal

Health August 27, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Una periodista describe cómo el experimentar ataques de pánico la llevaron a darse cuenta de la importancia de tratar estados de salud mental y buscar ayuda profesional.