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Monday, January 2nd, 2017

LAPD’s 1st Latina Commander, Cancer Survivor Marches in Rose Bowl Parade

*Great story that cuts across all ethnic, cultural and racial lines. VL By  Brian Latimer, NBC News (3 minute read)   Los Angeles Police Department Commander Anne Clark is the first Latina to hold that job in the force, and she made this historic accomplishment while undergoing radiation therapy to battle cancer. In Monday’s iconic Rose

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences, UCLA psychologists report

*Here’s something to wrap your mind around on a Wednesday. I think babies detect differences, but the authors of the study and the article are the ones who imposed ethnicity on those differences. And yet, that differentiation...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Nearly 70% of U.S. Hispanics agree with physician-assisted death

*Personally, I’m in. I agree that terminally ill patients should be able to ask their doctors for help to end their lives. Does this go against your religious beliefs? VL By Fox News (3 minute read)  According...

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Latino Boomers Report Having Positive Outlook on Health

*The trick is don’t sweat pequeñeces. (that and tequila). VL By Business Wire (4 minute read) A new survey of Hispanic Baby Boomers conducted by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) revealed that despite notable...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Focus on the majority leaves key research on minority populations untouched

*This is the problem: “Latinos and other minority groups are hardly researched, producing less information about how each of their respective cultures influence their health and overall well-being.” VL By Khadija Saifullah, The Daily Texan (2.5 minute read)  Most...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Latinos in America Are Far More Likely Than the Average Citizen to Breathe Polluted Air

*This is a top issue for U.S. Latinos – 1.8 million Latinos live within a half-mile of oil and gas facilities. But there’s been no mention of it from the presidential candidate’s stumps. VL By Jennifer Velez,...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Latina Sex Sterotypes

By Latino USA For Latina women it can often seem like there are only two types of representation they see in the media. They’re either sexy and “spicy” or religious and family oriented. But is that really...

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Latinas struggle from Texas family-planning clinics cuts

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Approximately 25 percent of state-funded family-planning clinics in Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley closed after funding was cut in 2011, leaving a number of women, particularly Latinas in low-income counties, without access to...

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Hispanics Overcoming Barriers to Elders’ End-of-Life Care

By Gerardo Fernandez, Alianza Metropolitan News/New America Media SAN JOSE, Calif.–Maria Lacayo’s mother was diagnosed with dementia 13 years ago, and soon after with Alzheimer’s. Since then, Maria has taken care of her Mom nonstop, every day, at their...

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Young Latinos Are Feeling the Positive Effects of the Affordable Care Act

By Jose Aristimuno, Latinovations If you’ve ever shopped for health insurance, you know that the prices for adequate health care, whether for an individual or a family, are unreachable. In the past, insurance companies charged you an...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Obamacare Spanish-Language Enrollment Website Delayed Until Mid-October

By Fox News Latino In another delay for the Affordable Care Act, White House officials quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments...

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

What are curanderos in Hispanic cultures?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Despite the push to visit Western doctors, receive preventative care and become knowledgeable about common ailments in the community, many Hispanics living in the United States still prefer the advice and remedies obtained from...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

LATISM13 conference: harnessing social media to improve Latinos’ lives

By Maria Camila Bernal, NBCLatino In less than five years, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has been able to unite thousands of Latinos in the nation in hopes of helping advance their social, civic and economic status. Over the years,...

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