Health

Staffers at Englewood  Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey at their first Korean language class. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Learning Korean to Better Serve Patients

East Asian, Health, Metro Area March 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Staff members at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center eagerly signed up for Korean classes in a bid to better serve and communicate with the Korean patients who use the hospital, Korea Daily reports.

Author Heather Won Choi (back center) read from "Eugene's Unsuspecting Journey" to an audience of fifty children at Queens Library in Flushing. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A Korean Mother’s ‘Unsuspecting Journey’

East Asian, Health, Queens March 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Drawing from the loss of her son, Heather Won Choi conceived the children’s book “Eugene’s Unsuspecting Journey” with a message of instilling courage in kids, reports Korea Daily. She read from her book to children and donated copies in English and Korean to the Queens Library.

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses. (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia via The Hunts Point Express)

Ensuring Eco-Friendly Biz in South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Environment, Health March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

BAssinets lined up at a "maternity hotel" (Photo via World Journal

Investigating New York’s Chinese ‘Maternity Hotels’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Manhattan, Queens, Women March 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Following a number of arrests in connection with Chinese maternity tourism in California, World Journal reports in a series of articles on more than 40 “maternity hotels” in New York City.

Stuck in Little Liberia on SI

Stuck in Little Liberia on SI

In this video, Prince Thompson, who came here from Liberia for back surgery and was forced to remain because of the Ebola outbreak, reflects on his circumstances and life in Little Liberia.

A student from KGSA offers a dental consultation at a free health checkup event held  Feb. 28 at a senior center in Corona (Photo courtesy of KCS Korean American Senior Center of Corona)

Offering Korean Elderly Free Checkups

East Asian, Health, New York, Queens, Seniors March 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

The Korean Graduate Students Association at NYU gave dental and other health consultations to seniors to thank the first generation for the struggles they endured to settle in the U.S., reports Korea Daily.

(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Speaking to Russian Brooklynites About Teen Drug Abuse

Brooklyn, Health, Youth February 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

NYPD officers, a private investigator, and a Jewish center representative advised parents from the Russian-speaking community in South Brooklyn on how to combat drug abuse among teens, reports Russkaya Reklama.

A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.

Will Immigration Relief Provide Medicaid?

Will Immigration Relief Provide Medicaid?

Black, Health, Immigration, Video February 19, 2015 at 3:44 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The president’s executive action could provide health care to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in NYS; the not-so-radical roots of Boko Haram; and a festival celebrating Black independent filmmakers.

Tyshawn Murray of Flatlands uses a fine gorgonzola to demonstrate how bacteria used to make Italian cheese could have wound up on the turnstiles at the R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue station. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via The Brooklyn Paper)

A Bacterial Census in Bay Ridge

Health, Western European February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Enterococcus italicus, a harmless bacterium found in Italian cheeses, has been discovered on the turnstiles of Bay Ridge subway stations, suggesting a persistent Italian influence in the neighborhood, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

Before (above) and after (below) of a suture eyelid fold operation. (Photo via World Journal)

Eyelid Surgery Most Popular Among Asian Cosmetic Patients

Asian, Health January 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

World Journal speaks to a cosmetic surgeon and Chinese students to get their take on eyelid surgery and other procedures on the rise in local Asian communities.

DR. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department (l), joins Dr. Barry S. Zingman, medical director for Montefiore Medical Center’s AIDS Center, and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in announcing an awareness campaign on available treatments for HIV/AIDS.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Share the Night, Not HIV’

Bronx, Health January 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

At a briefing in the Bronx, the NYC Health Department recently promoted greater awareness of pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment among primary care doctors and patients, Norwood News reports.

An ‘Independent Sources’ Food Special

An ‘Independent Sources’ Food Special

Food, Health, Youth January 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

This week on CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: Encouraging black women to exercise and eat healthy; a school lunch delivery service in Manhattan; and exploring ethnic diversity through food trucks and a walking tour.

The Dominican Republic Congress is debating whether to legalize abortion. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Divided over Abortion Laws Back Home

Dominican, Health, New York December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.

Volunteer paramedic Kai Chu (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voices of NY)

In Bensonhurst, Paramedics Need to Know Many Languages

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks December 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Changing demographics in Bensonhurst require that paramedics communicate with residents in many different languages, and volunteers are beginning to help.