Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rep. Raul Ruiz, a doctor, helps ill passenger on flight

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino On an early morning flight back to his district, Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz had to shift to his expertise as an emergency room doctor to help a fellow passenger on his flight. Ruiz was en route to Palm Springs, Calif. heading through Texas when a male passenger passed out twice on board

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Translating Health Problems For My Dad Brought Us Closer

My parents spent more than 40 years in this country; they never felt compelled to learn English. Sometimes I feel that my parents had children in order to have translation services. I should be grateful to the...

Monday, January 16th, 2012

For Latinos, Medical Cultural Competency Can Be Life Saving

By Christine Granados Six years ago, my ob-gyn found two millimeters of cancerous cells on my cervix and told me that my uterus should be removed as a precaution. I steeled my nerves and decided I would...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

GOP Cuts To Medicaid Would Devastate Latino Families, Kids

By Dr. L. Toni Lewis Medicaid covers one of every two Latino children across this country, and one of every four adults. It is the lifeline that ensures both the...

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A Pharmacy Tech Speaks: Advice For Latinos Filling Prescriptions

By Marlen Castañeda, Pharmacy Technician in McKinney, Texas I am a certified, registered pharmacy technician. A pharmacy tech works alongside a pharmacist and assists in typing and filling prescriptions. We can do almost everything a pharmacist does —...