Health

Wan Su Lee in his Flushing medical office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Fulfills Dream As Flushing MD

East Asian, Health, Queens November 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Wan Soo Lee, fulfilled a dream and studied to be a doctor in the Dominican Republic. One third of the Korean pediatrician’s patients are Hispanic, Korea Daily reports.

VIP Community Services in the Tremont area of the Bronx, where heroin addicts can get treatment.
(Photo by Anton K. Nilsson via Norwood News)

Heroin in the Bronx: A Constant

Bronx, Health November 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Norwood News reports on the trafficking and use of heroin in the Bronx, and the fatal overdoses that result.

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

Bronx, Health, Immigration, Labor, New York, Video November 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.

Supporting Special Needs Kids in the Caribbean Community

Supporting Special Needs Kids in the Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Video November 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Rosanne Small-Morgan and her husband, immigrants from the Caribbean, have written a book about their struggles to get support for their autistic son Zane.

Nooria Nodrat's medals adorn her wall, 10 of them from the NYC Marathon. (Photo by Jack D’Isidoro via Queens Courier)

Blind Marathoner Runs for Afghanis

Asian, Health, Sports November 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Queens resident Nooria Nodrat, herself blind and asthmatic, ran her 10th NYC marathon to raise money to help the visually impaired in her native country, reports Queens Courier.

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and YANA founder Sal Lopizzo stand in front of an iHelp workstation at YANA. (Photo via The Wave)

A New Post-Sandy Stress Relief Program

Environment, Health, Queens November 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

A new post-Sandy stress relief program that can be accessed via computer, phone or mobile device is being introduced by the Mental Health Association of New York City, The Wave reports.

Brooklyn residents and officials marched down Atlantic Avenue on Sunday to rally for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

State Officials Urged to Nix LICH Plan

Brooklyn, Health October 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Brooklyn residents and leaders marched Oct. 26 against the Fortis Property Group’s plan to develop LICH, urging state officials not to sign off on it, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

African, Health, Immigration, Religion, Video October 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

How has the Ebola hysteria affected the largest Liberian community outside Liberia? CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” finds out in one of three segments.

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli (Photo by Edward Reed via Capital New York)

How to Connect Immigrants with Health Care?

Health, Immigration October 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Figuring out how to better connect immigrants in NYC with health care is the task of a new working group formed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Capital New York reports.

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

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, Video, Women October 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

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

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, Video October 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

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, Video October 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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

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.