Tag Archives: Health

Kicking butts, saving lives
Pateando colillas, salvando vidas

Los jóvenes de la ciudad de Nueva York están listos para patear colillas. Y desean que todos se unan a la lucha. Este pasado miércoles, 20 de marzo ...
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A good read, a good deed
Una buena lectura, una buena acción

Junot Díaz went to the doctor’s office this past week. Over 200 people followed. The Pulitzer Prize winner had not come down with the flu, or the dreaded...
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Spring into Color
Primavera a todo color

El maquillaje puede servir como el mejor amigo de una jóven, particularmente para las madres siempre ocupadas que no quieren quedarse ...
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Community News 03.13.13
Noticias Comunitarias 03.13.13

El Departamento de Parques y Recreo ha restaurado la histórica cúpula del Centro Recreativo J. Hood Wright. La cúpula, un prominente rasgo...
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Leading in service, science and heart
Un líder en servicio, ciencia y corazón

On the eve of the 159th anniversary of the of the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day, political and community leaders paid homage to a long-time ...
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A heart and a hug

Four-year-old Matthew Hatcher was first diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) while still in utero. CHD is the most common birth defect in infants, with approximately one in 100 children born with some type of structural problem in the heart, only half of which are diagnosed prior to birth.

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Touro College on Global Health Mission in India

Dipan Ray, Ph.D., director of practice experience at Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem (middle), and Ravi Shah, a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) candidate at the College (right), work together to interview a patient at a makeshift “health camp” in New Delhi.

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HHC Urges New Yorkers 50 and Older to Get a Life-Saving Colonoscopy

As announced this past Tues., Mar. 5th, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) urged all New Yorkers 50 and older to undergo a potentially life-saving colon cancer screening as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. HHC is performing almost double the number of colonoscopies today as 10 years ago...

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Going big, everyday

If he were just a little bit taller, Angel Bajana would be a linebacker for the Giants.When he does his weight lifting routine at J’s Big Gym, Bajana’s sleeveless shirt puts his muscles, and the breadth of his shoulders, on full display.He was not always this ripped. Bajana’s impressive muscle mass began at J’s Big Gym ...

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Support Graduate Medical Education

As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the Affordable Care Act is the “law of the land.” The Supreme Court has upheld it. The 2012 election reaffirms it. Whether you love it or hate it, the law is being implemented. The law is welcoming 27 million Americans into the health care system and urging them to find a doctor — a regular source of care.

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MT – Community 02.27.13

Registration for the Inwood Little League, the oldest in the city, is open for its last week of registration. All are invited to visit at the League’s...
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A view to behold, now to change?
Una vista para contemplarse destinada al cambio

El industrial John D. Rockefeller podría haber sabido cuan preciado era el petróleo, pero también estaba bien conciente del valor de una buena vista: no tiene precio...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-18 to 2-23

Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...

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Acacia Network – 02.20.13 – Depression

Over 20 million Americans suffer from depression. It is more common among women, often starting in ages 15 -30. Depression is often triggered by stressful events such as divorce, death or job loss, and a person is more likely to become depressed if they have a family history of it.

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MT Community News 02.20.13

The Washington Heights and Inwood Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast meeting this Thurs., Feb. 21st at 8:30 a.m. at the Isabelle Geriatric Center.
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Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month
YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil

Believe it or not, your child’s dental health is just as important as the annual physical, the haircut appointments, and the seasonal shopping ...
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To the last drop: el sancocho vegano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Quinoa, asparagus, brussel sprouts, curry sauce. And sancocho, the classic meat-based stew of many a Latin Caribbean home. Any sense of ...
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Fighting the good fight
Luchando la buena batalla

Aquellos afectados por la violencia doméstica están por todas partes a nuestro alrededor. Podría ser la mujer sentada a su lado en el autobús o el tren.
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“For when I come to New York City”
“Para cuando vaya a Nueva York”

Two weeks ago Christopher Abeleda, 19, started chemotherapy treatment for his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In his room at the hospital...
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Harsh winters create hardships for seniors

Winter, which has come on strong in the last week, is tough on everyone. It puts the cold shoulder on our outside activities, chills our bones, and dampens on our spirits. As tough as it is for all of us, the harsh winter weather is particularly tough and can at times become dangerous for seniors. “Winter can force many older people to become virtual prisoners...

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A new center of care stakes its claim

Un nuevo centro de cuidado establece raíces

Algo está sucediendo. La semana pasada, un transeúnte por la calle 125 habrá notado algo nuevo en la famosa avenida. El alegre y amistoso interior atrae. Entre del frío, y se le ofrecerá café o té caliente. Hambriento?...
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Sunkofa: A fresh take on taste

Sunkofa, a local gift shop in the Claremont Village area of the Bronx, is known for its wide selection of cultural products. But this past Jan. 21, the storeowners welcomed customers to check out the store’s latest unique offering—a newly added café and juice bar. That it was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day made for an even more meaningful celebration.

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A family all the way, by any name
De todos modos una familia, con cualquier nombre

La Ciudad de Nueva York es el hogar para todo tipo de familias. Tahique Foster es una de las madres solteras en la ciudad. No obstante...
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Family Caregivers: You’re not alone

Cuidadores familiares: no están solos

Most family caregivers feel isolated. Extensive resources are available, but most are unaware of this help. Confident they’re facing their challenge alone...
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Silky smooth, and cold as ice
Sedoso suave y frio como el hielo

Mientras que el momento de pavonearse en su traje de baño ya se fue por este año, aun es el tiempo de mantenerse con el trópico.
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A frozen treat
Llega un regalo congelado

Angelo Ortiz ha visto la pista de patinaje en el Parque Van Cortlandt desde el comienzo de su construcción hasta el final. “Yo paso por ahí todos los días”, dijo el...
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How to handle report card issues
Revisando las calificaciones

It is report card time. Soon, every student in New York City from Kindergarten to 12th grade will have received a report card showing how they have done in the first trimester...
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Focused on more than fitness
Más alla del Buen Físico

While it is a more common sight to see Goldin Martínez encouraging youths to do crunches, push-ups and obstacles courses, the new challenge...
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Hot Hula and Cajun food
Venciendo la diabetes nuevamente en el Sinaí

There are 25.8 million people living with diabetes in the United States. Staggering though that figure might be, the disease’s impact in northern Manhattan is even more striking...
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Youth food pantry goes mobile
El banco de alimentos juvenil se vuelve móvil

En el Día de los Veteranos, el pasado lunes 12 de noviembre, los jóvenes voluntarios de Helping Hands Food Pantry en Inwood se movilizaron para llevar alimentos y suministros a los neoyorquinos...
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Hurricane Sandy, and Our Kids
El Huracán Sandy, y nuestros hijos

Aunque Sandy vino y se marchó, miles en nuestra amada ciudad permanecen aun sin energía. En el Bronx, los residentes se han unido para rearmar lo que queda de City Island. Mientras tanto, el viernes en la tarde, funcionarios de MTA estuvieron...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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Soda ban hearing held by Board of Health
Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental celebra una vista sobre la propuesta prohibición a la soda

El martes 24 de Julio, el Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental de la Ciudad de Nueva York celebró una vista, su primera...
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Public meeting held on safety concerns

At a public meeting held this past Fri., July 27th, Deputy Inspector Barry Buzzetti, the Commanding Officer of the 34th Precinct...

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Asking if the soda ban will work
Preguntando si una prohibición funcionaria

Mayor Bloomberg’s recent proposal to the Department of Health and Hygiene to ban the sale of sugary drinks and sodas larger than...
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“The doctor will see you now”
“El doctor ahora le verá”

The doctors are making house calls. Now, on Tuesday night, anyone can pull up a chair and visit with one of the many top-rated...
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Annual cooling initiative provides relief
Iniciativa anual de enfriamiento provee alivio

The Supportive Housing Network wants to alert members about the following program for low-income, medically needy people.
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WiLL TeeZ
WiLL TeeZ

Cuando William Alicea dejó de aparecer en el barrio, la gente lo notó. Después de un tiempo, estaban francamente preocupados.
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Going green at the stove
Crear un ambiente verde en la estufa

If getting, and staying, green seemed only applicable to how you recycled, you have not yet met Ramon Toribio.
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Summer Fitness
Ejercicios en el Verano

El Parque Fort Tryon ha introducido más clases de ejercicio para el verano: nuevas clases de baile para niños, padres y yoga...
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UNITED HOSPITAL FUND PROVIDES ISABELLA GERIATRIC CENTER $75,000 GRANT

This past Mon., July 2nd, the United Hospital Fund announced six grants totaling $317,000 to improve health care services in New York City.

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Fit in the City

Just in case you’re feeling like you’re in pretty good shape; or, in case you’re feeling a little down, Barstarzz is the perfect cure for both...

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Promoting healthy living with a bit of dirt and dance

“Please don’t throw your trash on the floor,” read a handmade sign tucked inside a tree bed, one of the eight that bordered the...

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My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?
Mi hijo ha sido diagnosticado con autismo, ¿y ahora qué?

Para ayudar a reconocerlo en el mes de concientización sobre el Autismo, la Dra. Catherine Lord, Directora del Centro para el Autismo y el Desarrollo del Cerebro en...
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