Health

“¡Listos!” is the Department of Health’s first awareness campaign completely in Spanish aimed at raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department)

NYC Launches First HIV Awareness Campaign Completely in Spanish

Health, Latino, New York May 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The city’s Health Department, along with the Latino Commission on AIDS, launched its first campaign exclusively in Spanish to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Hispanic community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chinese medicine displayed as part of the “On the Shelves of Kam Wah Chung & Co.” exhibition. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

MOCA Exhibits ‘Chinese Medicine in America’

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Video April 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Stories from Sing Tao Daily detail two exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America: one on Chinese medicine and its history in the U.S., and the other on a 19th century Chinese medical clinic located in what was once the third largest Chinatown in the country.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

‘Brothers Thrive’ to Provide Mental Health Support for Black Men

Black, Health, New York April 27, 2018 at 11:36 am

Chirlane McCray announced the start of Brothers Thrive, a program to train organizations in offering mental health support for Black men and spreading awareness of mental illness and seeking treatment, reports Manhattan Times.

TECO Director-General Lily L. W. Hsu called on (Photo

Taiwanese in New York Knock on the Door of WHA

East Asian, Health, New York April 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Organizers of a campaign for Taiwan to join the World Health Assembly encouraged both Taiwanese and mainland Chinese immigrants to support the cause, reports World Journal.

Health Dept. Warns About Skin-Lightening Products

Health Dept. Warns About Skin-Lightening Products

Asian, Health, New York April 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm

The NYC Health Department warned about dangerous mercury levels in several skin-lightening products.

Milagros Valentín – “Millie,” who is 73 – says that her hypertension is under control thanks to what she has learned through the HHAP program. (Photo courtesy of the DOHMH via El Diario)

NYCHA Program Improves Health of Harlem Residents

Health, Latino, New York March 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Thanks to a program implemented in 2015, residents of five NYCHA housing projects in Harlem, many of them Latinos, reported better health, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Workers take a smoking break in Chinatown. (Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Health Among Asian New Yorkers

Asian, East Asian, Health, South Asian, Southeast Asian March 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm

The NYC Department of Health has issued its first report on health disparities among Asian New Yorkers.

More Spending on TB Urged

More Spending on TB Urged

African, Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Latino, Queens March 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Tuberculosis cases in NYC rose for the first time in 15 years in 2017, prompting community groups to urge more government funding of treatment efforts.

“Six months later, our island is still in crisis,” said José López, Organizing Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY). (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Six Months after María, Urging Action

Health, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican March 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Make the Road NY and families from Puerto Rico urged more government action to alleviate still-desperate conditions on the island, Manhattan Times reports.

Shaheen Pasha (Photo courtesy of Shaheen Pasha, via Bklyner)

‘Pure’ American Stories of Immigrant Life

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Bklyner profiles UMass journalism professor Shaheen Pasha, who is writing about growing up in an immigrant family in Brooklyn.

Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett (in pink top) and other officials at the ribbon cutting on March 15 for the Chelsea sexual health clinic. (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan March 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Gay City News reports on the reopening of the Chelsea sexual health clinic.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (Photo by Jnzl, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Cautious on Popularity of Herbal Supplement

East Asian, Health, Manhattan March 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Chinese herbal cough syrup has gone up in price on Amazon, but sellers in Chinatown who have held their prices urge caution in using the product, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Lidia Gomez prepares soup at her Los Hermanos bodega on Jackson Avenue. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

Campaign to Promote Healthy Foods in Bodegas

Bronx, Food, Health February 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The nonprofits working alongside the city’s Health Department on the Healthy Bodegas Initiative have started a marketing campaign to help bodegas promote healthy eating, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Guillermo Chacón, an 11-year cancer survivor, said terminally ill patients should have the right to decide. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Latino Groups Endorse Medical Aid in Dying Act

Health, Latino, Manhattan February 23, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Some Latino groups have thrown their support behind New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, reports The Bronx Free Press.