Health

(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.

Shekh Tumis addressing the African Advisory Council: “Please, let’s tell Americans what Ebola is—how it’s affecting us.” (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

Ebola Fallout Still Affecting Africans

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Ebola – how it affects family and friends in West Africa, and how stigmatization affects immigrants here – remains a concern for New York’s West African community.

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, Voices' Picks 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.