Health

Roe vs Wade Anniversary march in the Bronx

Women protest anti-abortion center

Bronx, Health, In the News, New York, Politics January 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

On the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision, about 30 protesters braved the winter freeze to march from a Bronx women’s health clinic that provides abortions to one that they say intimidates women into not having abortions. The Hunts Point Express reports: The protesters—comprised ofRead More

Deceased Ground Zero volunteer Rafael Hernandez

9/11 hero dies without honor

Health, Immigration, Latino, Mexican January 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Rapheal Hernandez died in his Queens apartment. He was one of many undocumented immigrants to work at Ground Zero, who have not been compensated, medically cared for, or recognized for their heroism.

Update: DA drops abortion charge

Culture, Health, In the News, Latino, New York January 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

A seldom used charge of self abortion filed against a 20 year old Washington Heights woman in December has been dropped. DNAinfo reports the District Attorney told a judge prosecutors did not have enough evidence to proceed with the case.

Food stamp users go organic

Food stamp users go organic

Economy, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan January 10, 2012 at 1:20 am

A surprising statistic has emerged among New York City’s food stamp users. More of them are spending their federal dollars on fresh and organic food at the Union Square Greenmarket.

Secret sanctuary against abuse in East Harlem

Health, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, New York January 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

The Violence Intervention Program was founded in East Harlem in 1984 to provide services like counseling and emergency shelter or transitional housing for abused women. The organization is located in an inconspicuous building and its address is kept secret to protect victims in search of a fresh and safe start.

NYC cultures clash over Kimchi

NYC cultures clash over Kimchi

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Health, New York December 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

A Korean restaurant consultant is tackling a clash of cultures that threatens the very existence of Kimchi in New York City. The traditional Korean delicacy is made from vegetables that must be fermented at room temperature. But Korean restaurants have picked up Health Department violations for Kimchi, because the cityRead More

All red dots represent methadone clinics in NYC/GoogleMaps

CB1 rejects methadone clinic, cites lack of transparency

Economy, Health, In the News, Manhattan, New York December 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Downtown Express reports that residents, business owners, and other stakeholders asked tough questions and voiced opposition to an uptown methadone clinic’s planned move to 90 Maiden Lane, prompting clinic administrators to drop their bid the following day.

Octavio Estévez holds up photos of his two daughters.

Homeless man struggles to get organ transplant

Bronx, Economy, Health, Latino, Manhattan December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

Octavio Estévez has a health condition that prevents him from working. He desperately needs an organ transplant, but not having a stable place to live – he currently lives in a shelter – prevents him from being placed on the list of potential organ donation recipients.

Press release from the Office of the District Attorney on the indictment of Dr. Kulik and his wife, Oksana Shulim.

Medicaid fraud charges for Russian-American doctor, wife

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Metro Area December 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Dr. Pavel Kulik, a specialist in internal organs, wouldn’t want anyone to investigate his internal affairs. Kulik’s name translates in English to mean sandpiper. And while Russians refer to the old proverb “Every sandpiper swaggers about his swamp,” this is probably not a swamp he’d like to swagger about.

DREAMers can face nightmares

DREAMers can face nightmares

Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Two mental health experts spread the word about mental health awareness after a suicide of an undocumented student in Texas.

Health officials want to share HIV data

Health, In the News, New York November 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

A potentially controversial proposal concerns some in the LGBT community.

Medicare fraud debate in Korean community

East Asian, Health, In the News, Metro Area, Opinion November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Medicare fraud occurs in the Korean American community often because the elderly do not realize the gravity of committing the fraud, and because of hospitals taking advantage of elderly men and women with limited English-language skills.

Cabbage, green peppers, apples and kale are just some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Lenox Finest Food Market will sell as part of the Fresh Bodegas initiative.

Rounding-up food in NY

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A sample of articles from the ethnic and local press that cover various angles on food.

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Health, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Ened Fredrick, a 17-year-old Hispanic student in her last year of high school, found out on National Food Day that in the Bronx, the problem of obesity and being overweight will cause 50% of the children born in the borough to suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives.Read More

Elderly dance their way to cancer care

African American, East Asian, Health, Latino, Manhattan October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Senior citizens jumped from their folding chairs to dance the Macarena, placing their hands on their arms, ears and hips in time to the music. The dance was part of a program designed to encourage seniors to be more active in detecting breast cancer.