Health

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


June 12, 2018
Center’s mission is to help cure heroin epidemic
Center’s mission is to help cure heroin epidemic

The creators of the Father Tracy Health & Wellness Center say “no más” (“no more”) to the heroin epidemic plaguing North Clinton Avenue.

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November 14, 2017
Obamacare enrollment assistance offered at Rochester libraries

Beginning this month, the Rochester Central Library and select branches around the city will offer residents one-on-one assistance in enrolling or renewing health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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April 12, 2017
Alliance notes 40 years of helping lupus patients

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York has been working to educate and support patients with the autoimmune disease for four decades.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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