Health

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


December 11, 2018
Rochester demonstration demands end to opioid epidemic
Rochester demonstration demands end to opioid epidemic

Paul Baker of Henrietta lost his 26-year-old son, Scot, to an overdose on Feb. 22, 2016, after Scot used heroin laced with fentanyl.

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December 11, 2018
Rochester district, Wegmans School of Nursing teach kids about asthma
Rochester district, Wegmans School of Nursing teach kids about asthma

According to research from the American Lung Association, 6.5 million children under the age of 18 are affected by asthma, which is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism.

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October 15, 2018
Monroe Co. health commissioner’s work on opioid crisis lauded

The Monroe County Public Health Commissioner received the first George Huther Jr. Memorial Award from Huther Doyle, a local addiction treatment provider, according to information from County Executive Cheryl DiNolfo’s office.

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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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