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Posted: July 6, 2010

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

Health

Our ongoing coverage of health care addresses efforts to improve the overall health of the local Hispanic community.


November 16, 2016
Program helps participants make healthier choices
Program helps participants make healthier choices

EMC photos by Jeff Witherow

With the song "We Are Family" blaring from a small boombox, the three young moms and their children who live at Monica Place apartments recently stepped, kicked and marched toward a healthier future.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 13, 2016
Doctor stresses health literacy, cultural competency
Doctor stresses health literacy, cultural competency

Doctors used to worry that their patients' health might suffer if they couldn't read.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 18, 2016
Doctor urges creation of advance-care directives
Doctor urges creation of advance-care directives

A University of Rochester Medical Center resident is working with local churches and groups to educate more people about the need to talk with family about their health-care wishes in the event of a serious illness or injury.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 18, 2016
Campaign urges people to take their medication

A new bilingual campaign aims to help remind patients with high blood pressure to take their medication.

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January 13, 2016
Researchers need more Latinos for trials

University of Rochester researchers want more Hispanics to be involved in cancer studies.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 13, 2015
Churches seek to improve congregations' health
Churches seek to improve congregations' health

Health is a spiritual matter. And helping churches play a bigger role in the health and well-being of their congregations was one of the recommendations from the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency's "Blueprint for Improving Community Health," which was recently released.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 14, 2015
Corner stores transform to offer healthier fare
Corner stores transform to offer healthier fare

Steve Harris has been buying a lot more apples lately.

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December 17, 2014
Health program provides wraparound care
Health program provides wraparound care

Yanera Escalera followed her boyfriend to Rochester from Coamo, Puerto Rico, more than three years ago.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 15, 2014
Community groups encourage healthier habits
Community groups encourage healthier habits

Abraham Hernández has lost 175 pounds over the past five years by modifying his diet and simply walking every day.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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August 14, 2014
Organization boosts access to food

Foodlink is boosting its efforts to bring healthy foods to underserved neighborhoods.

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