Javier Ambrosio must use a cane to move around,due to a kidney disease. He also cannot hear out of one ear. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Disabled Mexican Immigrants Struggle to Survive in NY

Health, Mexican, New York October 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Mexican immigrants who have a disability due to a degenerative disease or an accident at work face poverty, and find little in the way of job opportunities and support, reports Diario de Mexico.

Former Cop Survives Cervical Cancer and Obesity

Former Cop Survives Cervical Cancer and Obesity

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, New York, Women October 15, 2014 at 9:21 am 0 comments

Patti Murillo Casa is a Latina cervical cancer survivor who is helping Latinas who have received the diagnosis to cope.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.

‘Invisible No More’ and Eleven-Inch Heels

‘Invisible No More’ and Eleven-Inch Heels

Caribbean, Culture, Health, South Asian October 8, 2014 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Caribbean identity when it comes to the U.S. Census, art assemblages by a cancer survivor, and “wow factor” shoes in this episode of Independent Sources.

‘Shift Beds’ in Chinatown and a Gender Proud Model

‘Shift Beds’ in Chinatown and a Gender Proud Model

Asian, Health, Immigration, LGBTQ October 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

CUNY TV’s Asian American Life reports on “shift beds” in Chinatown and Filipina fashion model Geena Rocero’s work on behalf of transgender rights.

A Brooklyn judge dismissed a lawsuit by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), allowing NYU-Langone to take over the walk-in emergency department at LICH. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Conflicts Continue over LICH Future

Brooklyn, Health September 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Community members are upset over a judge’s ruling that will now allow NYU Langone Medical Center to hire whomever it wants for the walk-in emergency center at LICH, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Asher Lovy in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo by Claudio Papapietro, via Tablet)

Jewish Community Debates Suicide, Quietly

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish September 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

While there is more awareness of mental health issues in the Jewish community, there is still some reluctance to deal with issues such as suicide directly, because of concerns about stigma and Jewish law, reports Tablet Magazine.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer (left) joined officials, community members and nurses to demand that SUNY, Fortis Property Group and NYU-Langone keep their commitment to reopen the ER at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). (Photo by Mary Frost, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Leaders Urge Better Health Care for Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Health September 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

The latest development in the saga over what will happen to Long Island College Hospital worries leaders who want better health care for Brooklyn, Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health September 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

Imani House’s director talks about the disease, the clinic, and plans to collect much-needed protective gear.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Tepid Response to HIV Prevention Pill in Harlem

Health, Manhattan September 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

A piece in The Uptowner examines why few patients are taking the HIV-prevention pill Truvada in Harlem and Upper Manhattan, areas that see some of the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the city.

Recovery and Redemption in the Bronx

Recovery and Redemption in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health September 4, 2014 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

A documentary, “The Fix,” follows patients recovering from heroin addiction and hepatitis C.

Imani House in Liberia, parent to Brooklyn's Imani House (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Helping Fight Ebola

African, Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Social Services September 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

Brooklyn’s Imani House is trying to raise $75,000 to help its Liberian clinic upgrade an isolation clinic to help treat Ebola victims, the Amsterdam News reports.

Dr. Myat Myat Mon watches as two doctors give a patient a test (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Doctors Help Community

Community members, many without insurance, received free checkups and screenings at a health fair in Queens.

St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where a 30 year old man was found dead in the ER after a wait of several hours last January (Photo by Eduardo Villagrán Morales, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ER Waits Are Way Too Long

Delay and neglect in NYC hospitals need to be addressed.

Wilma Serrano (Photo by Roger Miller via Downtown Express)

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

Brooklyn, Environment, Health, New York, Seniors August 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brief report.