Health

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.

According to the city's Department of Health, 17,000 teenagers, 15-19 years old, become pregnant every year. (Photo via Mariela Lombard / El Diario)

Latino Parents Support Classroom Condom Demonstrations

Education, Health, New York, Youth June 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Immigrant parents say they support the education department’s recent decision to allow condom demonstrations in high school classrooms, reports El Diario.

Mark Harrington, James Krellenstein, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and Jim Eigo following a May 15 meeting of health department officials, AIDS activists, and elected officials. (Photo via Gay City News)

Pressing for More AIDS Services in Chelsea

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

AIDS activists met with city health officials to ask that more be done to replace services lost when the sexually transmitted diseases clinic in Chelsea was closed for renovations in March, Gay City News reports.

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Health, Immigration May 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Extending Health Care to the Undocumented?

Extending Health Care to the Undocumented?

Health, History, Manhattan, New York, Western European May 8, 2015 at 6:35 pm

A look at efforts to expand health care access to undocumented immigrants in NYC, and a documentary on the little-known enclave of “Little Spain” on West 14th Street, are part of this week’s episode of “Independent Sources” from CUNY TV.

Public Advocate Letitia James rallying support for the Nail Salon Health and Safety Bill. (Photo courtesy of @TishJames via Queens Courier)

Letitia James Advocates for Nail Salon Safety Bill

Business, Government, Health, Manhattan May 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James spoke outside City Hall in support of the City Council bill, which would require nail salons to register with the Health Department, reports Queens Courier.

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.