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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.


September 18, 2013
Clinic expands outreach efforts
Clinic expands outreach efforts

EMC photo by Mike Crupi

Medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry began running a free, after-hours clinic for area residents several years ago and recently expanded their outreach to the Latino community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 17, 2012
Center helps clients find care, insurance
Center helps clients find care, insurance

ROCHESTER -- When the economy collapsed three years ago, St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center's volume of calls greatly increased as people scrambled to find some form of health care after job losses or losing benefits, said its executive director.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 18, 2012
'Miracle baby' in need of transplant
'Miracle baby' in need of transplant

ROCHESTER -- Jovani Perez appears like any other 10-month-old baby: He smiles at visitors and likes to move around on the living room floor as he plays with his 5-year-old sister, Jariana.

But Jovani was born with Eagle-Barrett syndrome, which affects his kidneys and means he will need a kidney transplant in the next few years.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 18, 2012
Agencies strive to inform Latinos about hospice care
Agencies strive to inform Latinos about hospice care

When Eleuteria "Doña Mari" Rivera knew she was entering the final days of her life, she informed her doctor and her family that she wanted to be at home.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 18, 2012
Artist strives to helps others breathe easier
Artist strives to helps others breathe easier

When Peggy Martínez was a young girl, she noted how her sister was allergic to everything.

Doctors here diagnosed her sister, Margarita Martínez, with asthma and recommended that her parents move the family back to their native Puerto Rico to help her breathe better. Asthma is a narrowing of the airways in the lungs, and allergies can exacerbate the condition, Martínez explained.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 18, 2012
Doctors eye reducing health-care barriers
Doctors eye reducing health-care barriers

ROCHESTER -- Global is local.

Several speakers repeated this phrase during opening sessions of the three-day North American Refugee Healthcare Conference at the Radisson Riverside Hotel last month.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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June 13, 2012
Moms, daughters turn out for health fair
Moms, daughters turn out for health fair

ROCHESTER -- Evelyn and Bella Cole were among the mother-daughter duos who attended the third-annual "Para Tu Salud Mujer Latina" health fair.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 14, 2012
Experts look forward to better health-care access, quality
Experts look forward to better health-care access, quality

ROCHESTER -- The Affordable Care Act will have a major impact on Latinos and other ethnic groups in the Rochester area and across the nation, according to local and national health experts.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 15, 2012
Center's mission is to save lives
Center's mission is to save lives

ROCHESTER -- The Hispanic Community Center continues its mission to change the health of the Latino community in the northeast neighborhoods -- even it means going door to door to check the blood pressure of senior citizens living at Los Flamboyanes.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 12, 2011
Telehealth machines monitor patients' health
Telehealth machines monitor patients' health

ROCHESTER -- Maria Muñiz calls her telehealth machine "Louie."

Maybe her new wireless telehealth machine will be Louie Jr.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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