Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Spread Love: Introducing EileenZFuentes.com & Wellness Wednesdays

Spread Love: Introducing EileenZFuentes.com & Wellness Wednesdays

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok, so this has been a long time in the making. My beautiful and extremely dedicated wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, has been hard at work revamping her online space. The result is the recently launched EileenZFuentes.com. The new site is lovingly devoted to aiding and empowering women dealing with cancer of […]


The Dreams of Denisse | Manhattan Times

The Dreams of Denisse | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow Like many college students, Denisse Rojas found she had to work 30 hours or more a week to keep up with her financial responsibilities. But the workload did not keep the determined student from graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Interactive Biology and Sociology. And a 3.63 grade […]


New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain’s New York Business

New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain's New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia New York City is getting a new medical school in Harlem with the goal of training more doctors to practice in underserved communities across the state. The CUNY School of Medicine will be located on the City College campus near 138th Street and will partner with the Bronx-based St. Barnabas Health System. […]


Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo | Manhattan Times

Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Dinardo Rodríguez has big plans for his summer. Chief among them is lingering in bed on Saturday mornings. Though not an uncommon wish for teenagers, sleeping in would be a break from his typical weekend routine. In the past six years, Rodríguez has spent Saturday mornings and summers at […]


The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Wellness and healthy living has become very trendy. It seems as if everyone is sipping on smoothies and doing yoga. While I have always been health-conscious, the messages I was receiving in the media confused me about what to eat and how to live. Like many women, I thought low-fat anything, […]


Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

All you have to do is click on the link below and vote for Henry Santos and CHALK could win 5 grand. It is that easy. For those that don’t know, CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is all about preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in this neighborhood. They do important […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

A Word From Paola Martinez THE BIRTH OF THE HIP BAR! My health went on a not so exhilarating rollercoaster ride for many years. I dealt with tumors, cysts, adrenals dysfunction, thyroid issues, and a very rare “supposedly” incurable and disfiguring disease called Morphea. It took me almost losing all of my bodily/cognitive functions to […]


Bootcamp-Style Gym Opening in Inwood Next Month | DNAinfo

Bootcamp-Style Gym Opening in Inwood Next Month | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown-based trainer who offered free workout classes to the community is opening his first gym in Inwood next month, giving fitness buffs the chance to try out his intensive two-week program that promotes individualized training in a group setting. Yusuf Myers, whose workouts have been featured in Men’s Fitness magazine […]


12/13/14: Circle Up! Family Wellness Day

12/13/14: Circle Up! Family Wellness Day

The People’s Theatre Project has united a dozen Upper Manhattan organizations to present the first “Circle Up Family Wellness Day”, an afternoon featuring performances, wellness role models, healthy activities and opportunities to get involved in the community. Event organizer People’s Theatre Project will kick off the proceedings with the premiere of “Powerful People Everywhere”,
a new […]


Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

About This Cause Being a single parent is never easy. Now try being a single parent with stage 3 Breast cancer. Just when things seemed to be getting better financially, Carolina was faced with the most difficult challenge of her life. Forced to cease work due to illness, she is now left with rental payments, […]


10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books

10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books


Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Former member of the Bachata super group Aventura, Henry Santos, was Uptown yesterday to announce his collaboration with the CHALK program to fight obesity within the Latino community in New York City and around the United States. The 2012 winner of Mira Quien Baila, the Spanish language version of Dancing with the Stars, talked with […]


5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books

5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books


Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

The good folks at the Green Bronx Machine are in the running to win some incredible prizes at the Real Food Media Contest. Green Bronx Machine is dedicated to changing mind-sets and landscapes while harvesting hope and cultivating opportunities inclusively for all of America. The Contest is the project of the Real Food Media Project, […]


2/1/14: Chalk’s Healthy Habit Workshop for Families

2/1/14: Chalk's Healthy Habit Workshop for Families

The Vive tu Vida/Live your Life Community Campaign against childhood obesity would like to invite all families to our first installment of our monthly healthy habit workshop series. The workshop will focus on February’s Healthy Habit: Eat Plenty of Vegetables and Some Fruit Every Day In conjunction with Fit n Fabulous, Inc. & City Harvest-Healthy Neighborhoods, learn about: […]


CHALK Presents: January’s Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK Presents: January's Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network which supports the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life community campaign dedicated to help combat childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood. Each month the campaign promotes a different healthy habit, this month’s healthy habit is “Be Physically […]


Snow Day Tomorrow @ Highbridge Park

Snow Day Tomorrow @ Highbridge Park

“Snow Day” in Highbridge Park with Uptown Elected Officials NYC Parks and Rec., Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa Highbridge Park Baseball Fields, 174th St. and Amsterdam Avenue Saturday, January 4th, 2014. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM On Saturday, January 4th, 2014, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will […]


We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs. That meant she wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Even with chemotherapy, the […]


CHALK Presents: The Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK Presents: The Healthy Habit of the Month

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network which supports the Vive tu Vida/Live your Life community campaign dedicated to help combat childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood.  Each month the campaign promotes a different healthy habit, this month’s healthy habit is “Eat Less Fast Food”.  To get […]


Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Our wellness program at Columbia University Medical Center will begin in January. By purchasing our new SPEACH t-shirt, you can help us continue with this program, which brings holistic nutrition information, plant-based cooking classes, physical fitness, and integrative therapies to the hospital-setting for women in the community who have been diagnosed […]


Uptown Video: It’s about time: Rita Rosenthal

Uptown Video: It's about time: Rita Rosenthal

Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) In this latest episode of It’s about time: Conversations wth New Yorkers about time, Rita Rosenthal talks about what keeps her 102 years young. She lives in Washington Heights and is one of upper Manhattan’s oldest residents. The video Includes comments from local neighbors, including children, about time. Check out: […]


Save The Date: 10/5/2013 – Chalk Field Day @ Highbridge Park

Save The Date: 10/5/2013 - Chalk Field Day @ Highbridge Park

A Word From CHALK CHALK is hosting a free Field Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11a-3p at Highbridge Park’s baseball field in Washington Heights.  We expect a large number of families and children from Northern Manhattan to attend this event. In addition to having a schedule of activities and games, we’ll be educating […]


The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) September 16th is National Guacamole Day! So to honor this event, I invite you to head over to Chipotle located at 4009 Broadway (between St Nicholas Ave & West 170th St) and order yourself some of the tastiest guacamole in the neighborhood. Recently a well-known company, Naked Juice owned by PepsiCo, […]


Uptown’s Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

Uptown's Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago, September 19th 2008 to be exact, my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, the mother of our 3 daughters, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. We went from a normal, if hectic, life, to one that was a living nightmare. My wife had the first surgery to remove the […]

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