Posts Tagged With: Health

HUD Awards $549,000 Grant to Combat Asthma in NYC

Associated Press

NEW YORK — The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding a $549,000 grant to fight asthma in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood by improving indoor conditions in public housing projects.

HUD regional coordinator Adolfo Carrion is announcing the grant to the New York Academy of Medicine and the Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service on Monday. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and other elected officials will join Carrion for the announcement.

The project aims to improve the health of East Harlem children with asthma by eliminating indoor health hazards such as mold and dust.

Approximately 23 percent of East Harlem children ages 5 to 12 suffer from asthma.

Asthma is a leading cause of school and work absences, emergency room visits and hospitalizations among low-income minority populations

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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For Expecting Mothers in Harlem, a Different Yoga Class

Kimberly Ballesteros, left, at a prenatal yoga class in East Harlem. Photo Courtesy of Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal


By Jo Piazza
Wall Street Journal

Jessica van Itallie flowed seamlessly between English and Spanish as she led a room of expecting mothers through the breathing exercises and contortions of yoga.

“Inhala, inhale. Exhala, exhale,” chanted the a willowy instructor during a recent class in East Harlem. “Keep your legs apart,” van Itallie said. “You’re letting something out not trying to keep something in.”

Yoga has become an established option for New York’s mothers-to-be who are looking to alleviate stress and reduce pregnancy pain. Like many healthy lifestyle trends, it often comes with a hefty price.

Read more about the prenatal yoga classes in Harlem in the Wall Street Journal article.

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