Category archives for: Health

Hit by Affordable Care Act Penalties, Uptown Hospitals Try to Reduce Readmissions

Hit by Affordable Care Act Penalties, Uptown Hospitals Try to Reduce Readmissions

Northern Manhattan hospitals are implementing new programs to improve transitional care and cut back on the number of patients they readmit.

Locally-Grown Produce, Cooking Demos Draw Residents to Uptown Youthmarket

Locally-Grown Produce, Cooking Demos Draw Residents to Uptown Youthmarket

Marble Hill Youthmarket brings fresh produce to an uptown “food desert.”

Trees Breathe Fresh Air for Harlem

Trees Breathe Fresh Air for Harlem

Uptown community groups are working to curb high asthma rates and air pollution by planting more trees.

An Ongoing Struggle: Imam Joins Anti-AIDS Campaign for Harlem’s West Africans

An Ongoing Struggle: Imam Joins Anti-AIDS Campaign for Harlem’s West Africans

Imam Souleimane Konaté, from Ivory Coast, works with the African Services Committee to fight HIV stigma within the West African community in Harlem.

Rates Decline, But Asthma Still Choking Harlem Children

Rates Decline, But Asthma Still Choking Harlem Children

Despite progress, Harlem accounts for more than half the asthma hospitalizations among Manhattan children.

“Who’s Your Daddy?” Van Peddles Paternity Tests

“Who’s Your Daddy?” Van Peddles Paternity Tests

For fathers unsure whether their children are actually theirs, the Who’s Your Daddy van roams uptown streets offering DNA tests.

Lactation Lounge: Winning Formula for Harlem’s New Moms

Lactation Lounge: Winning Formula for Harlem’s New Moms

“A lot of women aren’t able to see their breasts as something that could serve the purpose of breastfeeding,” says Fajah Ferrer.

Seniors, Their HIV Rates Rising, Learn About Safe Sex

Seniors, Their HIV Rates Rising, Learn About Safe Sex

HIV groups are teaming up with senior centers uptown to educate older adults about prevention and treatment.

Health or Money? People With HIV Sell Their Medications on Black Market

Health or Money? People With HIV Sell Their Medications on Black Market

To make ends meet, many Washington Heights residents are selling the medicine that keeps them healthy on the black market.

Hepatitis C Needs Higher Profile, Health Workers Say

Hepatitis C Needs Higher Profile, Health Workers Say

Uptown health care professionals say not enough people understand the risks of hepatitis C infection.

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