Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Aging Between 2 Worlds: Latinos Thrive on Faith, Optimism, Tradition

By Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, New America Media Part 2. Read Part 1 here.  DALLAS, Texas–“Lord, give me the strength of the buffalo, and make me like the eagle,” is one of the petitions that makes Loida Medellin fervently pray to God every morning. At age 75, Medellin is originally from Toluca in Mexico, and she calls herself

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Health Study: Latinos in U.S. Regardless of Ailment Live Longer

By Hispanically Speaking News Confirming the existence of the Hispanic Mortality Paradox, a new analysis of health studies, led by a University of North Texas psychologist shows that the Hispanic-American participants’ survival rates from heart disease and other medical...

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Detroit’s Caldo de Pollo for the Soul—Feeds Latino Seniors’ Needs

By Martina Guzmán, WDET News/New America Media NAM Editor’s note: Hunger is a growing issue for lower-income seniors, and serving them culturally appropriate meals can help assure the health of America’s increasingly diverse senior population. Martina Guzmán produced the following...

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Despite Poverty Today, Latinos May Define Rules in Aging America

By Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, HuffPost Voces/New America Media DALLAS, Texas–For Paula and Manuel Cisneros, every day is a challenge of survival. At 73, he cuts and bag cactus to sell on the street to pay for basic expenses...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Affordable Care Act And Latinos

By Alejandra Campoverdi, White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media As we commemorate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act this Friday, it’s worth taking a look at the many ways this landmark health reform law is...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Vaccines Are Important To Everyone’s Health

You never outgrow your need to be vaccinated. No matter what your age, there are recommended vaccines to help keep you, your family, and your community safe. Each year, 50,000 people in the U.S. are dying from...

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Elderly: Easy Prey For Scam Artists

An increasing number of fraud cases target the elderly. Inform yourself, protect yourself and report it. In times of crisis, scammers seek out new victims and ways to acquire money or property. Due to this, the elderly...

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Social Security Central To Latino Community’s Future

By Hector E. Sanchez As featured in the Huffington Post: Social Security is central to the economic security of all Latinos, young and old alike. For 75 years it has played a vital role in providing a...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Felons, Border War, Wisconsin, Pesticides

Latinos, Immigrants Comprise Half Of Federal Felons Hometown Exile: Saying Goodbye To Visiting Mexico Latinos In Wisconsin Organize To Ensure Representation Latina Students Fight Pesticides In California  

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

By 2050, 1 In 5 Viejitos Will Be Latino

A report released recently by the Census Bureau, “The Older Population in the United States: 2010 to 2050,” finds that by 2050, at least 20% of the senior population will be Latino, up 7% from 2010. Think about...

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 —...

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Latinos Twice As Affected By Nursing Home Closures

A recent report examined the rate at which nursing homes closed during the past decade and found that Latino and African-American neighborhoods were about twice as likely to see such a closure. Latino neighborhoods were 37% more...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Poor, Disabled, Seniors Lose In Budget Cuts

A startling and heretofore unnoticed “study” was released Friday that sets the groundwork for balancing state budget on the backs of impoverished and disabled children and seniors. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission report explores and...