Friday 18 September 2020
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Category: City, Health, Hot News

Rudy Rivera of the Father Tracy Health and Wellness Center stands next to buckets placed by volunteers and to be used as a receptacle for used needles at a lot on North Clinton Avenue. Photo by Patti Singer/LaVoz

ODs in Black, Hispanic Communities Highlight Need for Education About Narcan

Patti Singer Through July in Monroe County, 75 of the 483 people who overdosed on an opioid died. The...


Asthma Cases See a Huge Spike in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Doctors in Puerto Rico are reporting that they are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases. They are, for the...

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Jordan Health Center Employees Return to Work

By Staff – Sixty-five Jordan Health Center employees, represented by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have recently...

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Become an Organ Donor

Op/Ed By Laura Toribio Overstreet, FNP  –   People have to change their attitudes toward organ donation. Thinking about death...

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Estella Vélez Upegui: Educating Families About Alzheimer’s

By Edy Toribio Rosenfeld, RN BSN –   It was a pleasure to sit down and talk with Estella Vélez Upegui in her office at 55...

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Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Employee Alleges Retaliatory Firing

By Staff – Former Anthony L. Jordan Health Center employee Kimberlee Frarey has recently alleged she was fired for alerting health...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Op/Ed By Laura Toribio Overstreet FNP –   Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of...

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Hypothermia: Protect children, pets and yourself from the cold temperatures

Op/Ed By Edy Toribio Rosenfeld, RN BSN –   (Spanish Version Follows/Versión en español adjunta) - Cold temperatures can cause...


Monroe County Urges Residents to Prepare for Extreme Winter Weather

By Staff-   Monroe County is urging residents to prepare for the extreme winter weather expected to impact the area this weekend....

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Hurricane Maria Drug Shortage In Puerto Rico Threatens Premature Babies

Drug shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are now threatening the lives of premature babies. Months after Hurricane Maria brought...