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An estimated 80,000 people turned out at 37 locations across Ireland, London and Sydney, on May 10 for Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light 5km dawn walk/run. (Photo by Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland via Irish Central)

House to Help Irish Immigrants ‘in Distress’

Health, Immigration, Western European April 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Pieta House, a self-harm and suicide prevention center in Ireland, will open a New York location in Queens this September, reports Irish Central.

Bellevue Hospital Center, one of the city's 11 public acute care hospitals (by Eden, Janine and Jim, Creative Commons license)

Improving Health Care Access for NYC’s Undocumented

Health, Immigration, New York April 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

In a new study, The Hastings Center and New York Immigration Coalition describe the gaps in health care for the undocumented who are uninsured in NYC, and make some recommendations for closing those gaps.

A Polish woman rescued after attempting to jump from the Kosciuszko Bridge. (Photos from Steven Malecki/Facebook via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Immigrants More Willing to Seek Psychological Help

Eastern European, Health April 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Following a Polish immigrant’s recent suicide attempt on the Kosciuszko Bridge, Nowy Dziennik speaks to Polish-American therapists about the state of mental health in the Polish community.

Over 30,000 rescue workers and survivors are still enduring injuries or illnesses. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Request Reauthorization of Zadroga Law

Government, Health, Manhattan April 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Thousands of Latinos who served as 9/11 first responders hope that the legislation will be extended for another 25 years, El Diario reports.

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

The city’s Chelsea-based STD clinic is shuttered for renovations, and community leaders are trying to get local nonprofits to serve more local patients, reports Gay City News.

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.