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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.


July 12, 2011
Minorities still needed for clinical trials
Minorities still needed for clinical trials

ROCHESTER -- Attitudes have begun to change but the need for greater participation of minority groups in clinical trials remains the same since the University of Rochester Medical Center began a marketing campaign about two years ago.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 12, 2011
Health care readies for aging boomers

The population of the Diocese of Rochester's 12 counties is getting older and more diverse, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, prompting area health-care planners to look at ways to help seniors age in their homes and in their communities.

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By Amy Kotlarz/EMC
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May 18, 2011
Health needs of refugees discussed
Health needs of refugees discussed

ROCHESTER -- Facing the daunting task of caring for refugees hailing from several continents and speaking 65 languages, Rochester General Hospital has taken the lead in offering advice on how to handle this diverse population.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 6, 2010
Programs teach Latinos about nutrition, healthy weight
Programs teach Latinos about nutrition, healthy weight

Latinos are not immune to the childhood obesity epidemic that is plaguing this country. That is why such local groups as Ibero-American Action League and Healthi Kids are working together to make sure Latino families learn about healthier eating habits as well as providing recreation opportunities for children to just go out and play.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 6, 2010
Initiative helps youths with mental-health issues
Initiative helps youths with mental-health issues

José Rivera is not sure where his anger stems from, but it's always there. The 17-year-old Rochester native said he keeps that anger in his back pocket, always at the ready. Because of that lack of anger management, José used to be in fights about seven times a day. But participation in a youth council -- called SWAT (Spreading Wellness Around Town) -- created by a Monroe County initiative changed all that.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 6, 2010
Puerto Rican Festival to focus on community's well-being

ROCHESTER -- Organizers of the 41st-annual Puerto Rican Festival have been working throughout the year to promote a positive image and hope festivalgoers will respond in kind.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
July 14, 2010
Mentor transformed life of former gang member

ROCHESTER -- Richard Santana walked onto the stage of the Rochester Museum & Science Center dressed in a long, black trench coat and baggy but well-pressed jeans, sporting a bandanna and sunglasses.

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July 14, 2010
Doctor strives to help Latinos, serve as role model
Doctor strives to help Latinos, serve as role model

CANANDAIGUA -- Dr. Carlos Ortiz grew up with a strong affinity for science and math, so it made sense for him to pursue a career in medicine. But he also had a very personal reason.

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July 20, 2010
Parishes explore buying defibrillators

During Mass in March at Our Lady of the Americas Parish in Rochester, Francisco Solaún lost consciousness, went gray and collapsed, said his wife, Esther

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By Amy Kotlarz/EMC
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July 16, 2010
Book details questions patients should ask

ROCHESTER -- A recently released book about the questions patients should ask their doctors was written by a local doctor and physician's assistant.

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