The Mental Health Network initiated by the Visiting Nurse was launched at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on August 17. (Photo by Yue Li via World Journal)

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

East Asian, Health, New York August 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Two articles in World Journal explore, respectively, a new network to address mental health issues in the Chinese community and one psychologist’s account of stresses experienced by some members of the community.

Toni “Tripa” Flores, owner of Sepelio Tattoos in Jackson Heights, urges "a dialogue among health experts, the authorities and the artists" to combat illegal tattoo parties. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tattoo Parties: The Risks of Clandestine Ink

Business, Culture, Health, Latino, Youth August 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The state and the city have issued health guidelines for tattoo shops, but underground practices involving minors and alcohol may be beyond their reach, El Diario reports.

A seminar on Medicaid services held for Koreans in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of FGS Korean Community Center via The Korea Times)

Home Aides for Korean Seniors: Two Views

East Asian, Health, Metro Area, Seniors August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In New Jersey, some home aides for Korean seniors may not work all the hours they claim, but the work they’re asked to do may go beyond the job description, The Korea Times reports in two articles.

A recent study places Latinos in second place among groups with the highest incidence of excessive alcohol consumption. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Alcoholism in Immigrant Communities

Health, Latino, New York August 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Alcoholism rates are higher among people suffering from anxiety due to their immigration status, El Diario reports.

Preparing the chair that Pope Francis will use when he holds Mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Prepare for Pope’s NYC Visit

Health, Latino, Metro Area, Religion August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.

Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, one of the locations where water cooling towers tested positive for legionella bacteria. (Photo by Matt Green, Creative Commons license)

Updating Bronx Residents on Legionnaires’ Disease

Bronx, Health August 5, 2015 at 10:07 pm

News of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, which has claimed 8 lives thus far, brought a crowd to an Aug. 3 town hall at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Cilantro is a mainstay in Mexican kitchens (Photo by Edison Esparza via El Diario de Mexico)

Despite Ban, Mexican Cilantro is Easily Found in Queens

Food, Health, Mexican July 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Although the FDA announced a ban on cilantro imported from the state of Puebla, Mexico, some New York Mexican restaurants still use it, Diario de México reports.

Myra Hinesmith said that dialysis facilities should be open “for everyone, not just those with private insurance.” (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Protesting Dialysis Center Closing in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Health, Real Estate July 7, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The Brooklyn Kidney Center in Park Slope is slated to close, and patients worry about where they will receive care, writes Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A palace located in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Gustavo M, Creative Commons license)

Travel to Korea Returns to Normal

East Asian, Health July 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

With the emergence of new cases of MERS in Korea slowing considerably in recent weeks, Koreans in the U.S. are once again making plans to visit Korea, travel agents in the New York area told The Korea Times.

Bishop Zachary G. Jones on the left and Nathan Kerr.  (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Black LGBT Leaders Urge Engagement on Ending AIDS

African American, Health, LGBTQ, New York June 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

African-American leaders of the LGBT community want more resources and attention devoted to them in the state’s plan to end AIDS by 2020, reports Gay City News.

(Photo via News India Times)

Inaugural Day of Yoga in NYC

Health, New York, South Asian June 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Yoga aficionados sought inner peace June 21 in yoga sessions across the city, including ones at Times Square, the United Nations and a Hindu temple in Flushing, reports News India Times.

A palace located in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Gustavo M, Creative Commons license)

Group Trips to Korea Imperiled by MERS

East Asian, Health, Metro Area June 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

As cases of MERS continue to be reported in Korea, groups from New York that had been planning home visits during the next couple of weeks are cancelling, while those with trips scheduled for August are still on schedule for now, The Korea Times reports.

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Education, Health June 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Neurologist Olajide Williams turned to the beats and lyrics of hip hop artists to convey important messages to kids about how to be healthy; the program is now used across the country and overseas.

(Photo by David Camerer, Creative Commons license)

Fear of MERS Grows in Korean Community

East Asian, Health, Metro Area June 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Local Koreans who recently visited Korea report fearful reactions from co-workers and others, reports The Korea Times.

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.