Tag: health

National Minority Health Month | Celebrating 30 Years of the Heckler Report

In 1985, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Secretary Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health (Heckler Report). The report documented the pervasive gaps in health experienced by racial and ethnic minorities in the […]

Raising Children with Special Needs: Our Stories | Part I

When I joined the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, I was fresh out of residency training. I loved the work that I was doing and loved giving back to the community where I grew up. I learned a lot […]

Healthy Recipe Round-up

For National Nutrition Month, we have round up our favorite healthy recipes that we often share with our patients and community members. Feel free to download these recipes for your family! All recipe cards have full nutrition facts. Fruity Oatmeal […]

You Can Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to consider this important health issue for Asian Americans. When found early, it is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer. It is recommended to get screened beginning at […]

Social Work Month – Celebrating Social Workers

March is Social Work Month! Social workers provide support and guidance when families need it most. Our community has unique social needs, and our social workers work tirelessly to meet them. We are celebrating our social workers by talking to […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month – Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Did you know that baby teeth are as important as adult teeth? When baby teeth first appear, they are already at risk for decay or cavities. Although baby teeth are not permanent, it is still important to take care of […]

Tray of Togetherness – Healthy Treats for the Lunar New Year

For many Chinese families, Lunar New Year is a time to feast on delicious traditional foods, many of which signify health and prosperity. One such food is Chuen-Hop – or Tray of Togetherness – that symbolizes a sweet or happy […]

CDC Reports a Dangerous Flu Season. Protect Yourself.

Communities across the country have been hit with a strong and dangerous flu season. The CDC and NY State Department of Health are reporting that many more people have been to the doctor, ER or hospital this season for flu […]

Resolutions for a Healthy New Year

Counting down to the New Year brings much excitement for the coming year and another chance for a fresh start. After celebrating another year gone by, many people begin the New Year with a resolution to “be healthier”, followed by […]

Cold Season is Here – What You Need to Know About Cold Medicine Safety

This time of year brings holiday excitement, winter fun and sometimes the sniffles. There is no cure for the cold, but there are over the counter medications that can help relieve some of its symptoms. If you are treating a […]