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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.


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

EMC photos by Mike Crupi

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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June 18, 2014
Program aims to boost Latinos' health
Program aims to boost Latinos' health

Carmen Ruiz and Luz Rodríguez sat side by side as they stepped and moved through a series of chair exercises at Ibero-American Action League's Centro de Oro.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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April 16, 2014
Initiative encourages kids to eat well, exercise
Initiative encourages kids to eat well, exercise

The group of kindergartners raised their hands and shouted, "Me! Me!" as volunteers passed around trays of small cups filled with fruit smoothies at James P.B. Duffy School No. 12.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 11, 2014
Centers aim to reduce depression
Centers aim to reduce depression

Franklyn Carter was self-medicating his depression with drugs and alcohol before he connected with a new treatment program at Brown's Square Health Center.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 15, 2014
Organizations offer Alzheimer's information to Latinos
Organizations offer Alzheimer's information to Latinos

Eloiza Rivera's mother has good days and bad days.

Suffering from Alzheimer's, her mother needs help with all her basic needs. Rivera prepares all of her food, bathes her and gets her dressed in the morning. While she is fortunate to have a job where she can bring her mother with her, caring for her mother at home can be trying at times.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 16, 2013
Program matches kidney donors, recipients
Program matches kidney donors, recipients

Pam Heiple could barely hold back her tears as she spoke of a thank-you letter that she received from the recipient of the kidney she donated in June.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 16, 2013
Partnerships provides medical care for city students
September 18, 2013
Health systems try to stem doctor shortage
Health systems try to stem doctor shortage

Health systems in the Rochester region have collaborated with insurance companies, universities and community organizations to prevent a primary care doctor shortage that exists nationally and is projected to increase.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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