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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.


March 14, 2012
Experts look forward to better health-care access, quality
Experts look forward to better health-care access, quality

EMC photo by Mike Crupi

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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October 12, 2011
Agencies begin training medical interpreters
Agencies begin training medical interpreters

HENRIETTA -- Two agencies have joined efforts to train medical interpreters and improve language services for the Latino community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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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
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