Category: Featured News, Health, Latinas to Watch

Beatriz Lebron, RCSD School Board Commissioner

LeBron, Barnhart, Lupien ‘Zoom’ in on Residents’ Concerns

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net A Monroe County legislator, a Rochester City Council member and a Rochester Board of...

Monroe County Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, left, at a news conference March 12, 2020 about COVID-19. File photo

Health Department to Issue Regular Updates on COVID-19

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Monroe County has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. March 17, according to the...

Julio Saenz, Ibero American Action League. Provided photo

Ibero is Among Community Agencies Helping During COVID-19 Crisis

Patti Singer pattisinger@miniorityreporter.net Even before the first confirmed local case of COVID-19, officials in Rochester and Monroe...

Maria Quiñones-Cordero. Provided by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

URMC Seeks to Diversify Study of Dementia Caregivers

Carol Elizabeth Owens Older African Americans and Latinos are more likely than Whites to get a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease,...

Red indicates the site of fatal overdoses and blue indicates nonfatal overdoses in Monroe County in 2018 and 2019. Provided by Monroe County Heroin Task Force

Team Approach to Opioid Epidemic Resulted in 9 Convictions in OD Deaths

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Opioid deaths and overdoses show little sign of abating. As a result, neither do the...

How Would You Change Medicaid to Save Money, Keep Services?

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program under the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. The New...

Noisy Nursery Lesson

The Children’s Agenda Sponsors Advocacy Trip to Albany

The Children’s Agenda is organizing an Early Childhood Advocacy Day trip to Albany for parents and providers to urge legislators for more...

Leonard Brock, executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, talks Nov. 18 about the toll of poverty on health. Photo by Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group.

Report: Poverty is a Real Killer

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Too much month at the end of money is more than a financial strain. The stress saps health,...

Team MannPower

Team MannPower walks to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

By Olga Monacell On a recent summer morning, I met with Norma Holland Mann at the iSquare coffee shop in Irondequoit. We talked about her...

Estella Velez Upegui

Estella Velez Upegui: Explaining Alzheimer’s in Words they Know

[Editor’s note: The September, 2019 print edition of La Voz features articles and information about Alzheimer’s disease. This...