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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.

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Promoting Sexual Health at NYC Clinics

Promoting Sexual Health at NYC Clinics

Featured Posts, Health, New York, Video February 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The city’s Department of Health has expanded clinical services at newly renamed “sexual health clinics” and embarked on a new ad campaign to ensure that all New Yorkers take care of their sexual health.

Mi-sook Hyhun, right, NYC Mental Health First Aid instructor and executive secretary of the Esther Ha foundation, speaks during the mental health forum at Columbia University on Feb. 7. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mental Health Forum Held for Korean Students

East Asian, Education, Health, New York February 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

OB-GYN doctor Uma Mysorekar spoke at the inauguration for the Indian Cultural Unit on Dec. 5. The community advocate serves as the president of the Hindu Temple Society of North America. (Photo courtesy of Parker Jewish Instiute via Times Ledger)

Queens Health Nonprofit Opens Indian Unit

Health, Long Island, Queens, South Asian January 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will open an Indian Cultural Unit to serve the growing community in parts of Queens and Long Island, reports Times Ledger.

The report published by Make the Road New York was unveiled on the steps of New York’s City Hall. (Photo by Rebecca Telzak/Make the Road New York via El Diario)

New York Immigrants Ask Trump to Protect Obamacare

Health, Immigration, New York January 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Pro-immigrant group Make the Road New York has come out with a report that says that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would further worsen the situation of thousands of undocumented people in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.

A rendering of a new electric charging post. (Drawing provided by Move Systems via Mott Haven Herald)

FDNY to Roll Out Electric Ambulances

Environment, Health, New York, Transportation December 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

The FDNY will unveil a new fleet of ambulances powered by electricity, with curbside charging stations, as part of an initiative to combat air pollution, a major concern in the South Bronx, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Dominican resident Belkis Rodríguez walks with her grandson (in the stroller) in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, one of the most affected by pollution. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Pollution Causing Premature Deaths in Poor Neighborhoods

Environment, Health, New York, Transportation November 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

According to a new report by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, pollution concentrated in poor areas – where most minorities live – is causing hundreds of premature deaths each year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A rendition of the New York City AIDS memorial from its westernmost corner, with a view of the buildings that replaced St. Vincent's hospital east of the memorial. (Image via nycaidsmemorial.org)

Memorializing Victims of AIDS

Culture, Health, History, LGBTQ, Manhattan November 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm

New York’s AIDS victims will be memorialized at a new site in Greenwich Village to be dedicated on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.

Melissa Toala, a 31-year-old resident of South Bronx who is a single mom, admitted to having had three abortions. She now works as a coordinator at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where she educates young women like her about reproductive and sexual health. (Photo via El Diario)

Teen Pregnancy Among Latinas Declines

Health, Latino, New York November 28, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Reports from New York City’s health authorities show a significant reduction in teen pregnancy rates since the year 2000, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Walking an East Harlem Trail to Get Healthy

Walking an East Harlem Trail to Get Healthy

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video November 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Organized by community partners and the NYC Health Department, the East Harlem Community Walking Trail was inaugurated on Nov. 19.

Holiday-related Warning on Zika

Holiday-related Warning on Zika

Caribbean, Central American, Health, New York, South American November 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

City health officials are issuing new warnings about the Zika virus, concerned that holiday-related travel to affected areas might result in more infections.

Miguel Carrasquillo – in the photo with his mother Nilsa Centeno - died in June without receiving the assistance for which he fought so hard. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Growing Latino Push for Assisted Dying Laws in NY  

Health, Latino, New York November 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

In spite of religious beliefs, more Hispanic activists, elected officials and relatives of deceased patients support the approval of a state law to allow terminally ill people to receive medical aid in dying, El Diario/La Prensa reports.