El Mensajero (English)

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.


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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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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