Health

A drawing made by participants at a Thrive NYC mental health first aid session (Screen shot from video at ThriveNYC site)

Coping with Panic Attacks: A Personal Story

A journalist describes how experiencing panic attacks led her to realize the importance of treating mental health conditions and seeking professional help.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Brooklyn, Health, Latino July 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm

The Betances Health Center inaugurated a branch in this Brooklyn neighborhood, home to many low-income Hispanics who are sick and uninsured, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids disproportionately affect Black women, but advocacy efforts are gaining force to address the issue.

On July 16, the Roberto Clemente Center was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by its board of directors, patients, members of the community and elected officials. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

In ‘Victory For The Community,’ LES Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The Roberto Clemente Center, a beloved Lower East Side clinic serving Hispanic residents for decades, has been renovated after being on the brink of closing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.

The "Essential Plan" is just one of the health plans offered through the New York State Department of Health.

Finding Health Care in the Land of Opportunity

A recent immigrant from Pakistan granted asylum in the U.S. reflects on the difficulties associated with obtaining affordable health care.

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Alarmed by Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Forest Hills

Business, East Asian, Health, Queens June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Curaleaf, a medical marijuana provider, will open a location in Forest Hills much to the ire of some Chinese residents, reports World Journal.

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

Education, Food, Government, Health, Jewish, Muslim, New York June 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

The City Council has allocated $1 million toward a halal and kosher lunch pilot program for the schools.

(Photo via East Harlem Preservation)

Where Sims Statue Stood, Time to Honor a Black or Latina Medical Pioneer

African American, Black, Health, History, Manhattan June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Which “monumental woman” should be honored?

Herbert Quinones, overdose prevention trainer for the NYC Health Department, right, gives an opioid overdose rescue kit to one of roughly 50 volunteers who attended the free training session. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Shake, Shout and Rub,’ Call 911, Then Administer Naloxone

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Opioid overdose prevention training – which includes training in how to administer life-saving naloxone nasal spray – is being offered at Brooklyn libraries, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Dr. Hasan Imanli discusses healthcare access for low-income families on April 29 in Baltimore.
 (Photo courtesy of the Whitetulip Health Foundation)

Explaining Health Care to Turkish Immigrants

Featured Posts, Health, Middle Eastern, New York June 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Volunteers at a New Jersey nonprofit help Turkish immigrants navigate the complicated health care system.

Roberta, who has lived in Washington Heights for 30 years, is concerned about the possible opening of supervised drug injection sites. (Photo via El Diario)

Washington Heights Residents Concerned about Drug Injection Sites

Government, Health, New York May 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Washington Heights residents are worried about the planned opening of an overdose prevention center, arguing that such sites would make the Hispanic neighborhood less safe and increase drug dealing in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

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