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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Major ‘Island of Flatbush’ Diabetes Expo on Saturday

Brooklyn: Stating that diabetes is ravaging the Caribbean community in Brooklyn, a coalition of faith-based and community groups is partnering with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and major area hospitals in conducting a massive diabetes exposition and symposium this Saturday, Dec. 3, at Erasmus Hall High School, 1199 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Experts call for stronger, more resilient health systems to mitigate future health crises

Health: The Pan American Health Organization says experts are calling for stronger, more resilient health systems to mitigate and manage future health crises in the Caribbean and other places. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Prevention urged to reduce diabetes and associated blindness

Health: On World Diabetes Day on Monday, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for preventative measures to reduce diabetes and associated blindness. Comment

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Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Suriname recognized for drastically reducing malaria

Suriname: Deaths from the disease in the country have been virtually illiminated. Comment

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Trinidadian songwriter fights Zika in song

Music: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Trinidadian singer-songwriter Darryl Gervais has recorded a new song for to raise awareness in the Caribbean about the need to fight Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and other arboviruses. Comment

The Power of Pink and Prayer

Brooklyn: On Wednesday, Oct. 19, The Salem Missionary Baptist Church hosted an important annual health event for the community. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Confused about Breast Cancer Screenings?

Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as an annual reminder of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Comment

HEROC to stage Cancer Awareness Walk in Guyana

Guyana: President of the New York-based, Health and Education Relief Organization for Cancer, HEROC - Lorna Welshman-Neblett, said after three years of legal formation, building, and fund raising, the organization will embark on its inaugural mission to Guyana for a week of planned events, that will include a Cancer Awareness Walk in the capital. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Uncovering Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean has moved one step closer to uncovering the link between the Zika virus disease and a rare neurological illness. Comment

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

St. Paul’s Church holds 4th Annual Health Fair

Brooklyn: The Ministry and Community Outreach Committee of St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush, in collaboration with The Haitian Community Coalition(HCC), last Saturday hosted the 4th Annual Community Health Fair in the church’s auditorium. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

PAHO warns of cholera outbreaks in Haitian towns

Haiti: With more than 1.3 million Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that acute diarrheal diseases, including cholera, threaten parts of the population. Comment

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Crown Heights girl hosts bake sale for a cause

Brooklyn: A young baker gave Kings County hospital a sweet deal with fund raising bake sale for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Oct. 10. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Maimonides kicks off Breast Cancer Month

Brooklyn: The Maimonides Breast Center, in partnership with Bikers of Brooklyn, kicked-off Breast Cancer Month on Friday with the 10th Annual Ride 2 Live Motorcycle Tour, to raise awareness, pay tribute to lost loved ones, celebrate survivors, and raise funds to support the research and clinical services provided by the nationally recognized Maimonides Cancer Center. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Grant winner expands mental health youth workshops

Brooklyn: A local Brooklyn man is hoping to mentally heal Brooklyn’s youth with his therapy workshops. Comment

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Urgent care center opens fifth location in Brooklyn

Brooklyn: Bushwick is the latest neighborhood to be served by an urgent care center. The new location opened in the underserved area on Sept. 21. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Running for Grenada’s children

Grenada: A Grenada-based charity is calling on Grenadians and the Caribbean Diaspora to run in Grenada’s only marathon for a positive cause. Comment