Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

In shape and in spanglish: My very first 5K Mud Run

By Lissette Díaz, Being Latino Let me begin by saying that I am not that girl. You know who I mean: the chica at the gym in the sports bra and booty shorts doing squats in perfect form, the one who can even make crunches look sexy. That is NOT me.  I am, however, the gym rookie who must form an

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Hispanic teens more likely to abuse drugs, survey finds

By Steven Reinberg, Medical Press (HealthDay)—Hispanic teens are more likely to abuse illegal and legal drugs than their black or white peers, a new report finds. Fifty-four percent of Hispanic teens surveyed said they had used an illicit drug, compared...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Latino folk illnesses: Exploring ‘Caida de la Mollera’

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Caida de la mollera is the most challenging and potentially fatal of probably all Latino folk illnesses, according to Rice University. Children with this condition have what Western medicine refers to as a sunken fontanelle,...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Health care administrators: Where are the Latino role models?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Latinos make up approximately 3 percent of hospital board members in the United States, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA), while approximately 90 percent of other health care administrators are non-Hispanic white....

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Cultural myths about pregnancy: Culture’s role in expectations

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Cravings for pickles and ice cream, daily morning sickness, and ravenous hunger are just a few of what researcher Danielle Bessett, an assistant professor of sociology, calls “cultural mythologies of pregnancy,” tidbits of knowledge...

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Latina Leaders: From East LA to the White House, trying to improve the health of Latinos

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Dr. Elena Rios is much more than a doctor of internal medicine. She says ever since she was a teenager in her hometown of East LA, she thought, “How can we help our Latino...

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Poll: Latinos, Blacks Worry Over Long-Term Care Crisis

By Bruce Chernof, MD, New America Media LONG BEACH, Calif.–It is no secret that Americans are aging, but what is too often lost is that most people will need help as they grow older. Unfortunately, America does not...

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Latino food purchases most influenced by family, emotional values

By Hope Gillette, Saludify While acculturation may have a significant impact on the diet of the millions of Hispanics in the country, data from The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer study indicates the family experience is still what drives most of the...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Five times the fun: Latino family welcomes quintuplets into the world

By Alex Hassel, NBCLatino As Jose Garcia wheels his wife, Bianca, around Methodist women’s hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, the soft-spoken couple is still reeling. On July 25th, they made five additions to their family. “She had texted me...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Does the Hispanic Paradox invalidate anti-immigration sentiment?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify The Hispanic paradox is a phrase used to describe the longevity Hispanic immigrants enjoy despite high rates of certain chronic illnesses like diabetes. On average, Hispanics live 2.5 times longer and tend to be...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Is there any science behind our abuela’s natural remedies?

By Silvia Casabianca, Saludify While the botica de la abuela would have offered boiling sweet potatoes and then wrapping them on a damp cloth to be applied to your neck as a natural remedy for a sore throat, a hundred...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Mayan medicine: Ancient holistic healing

By Hope Gillette, Saludify When you hear “Mayas” you probably think of pyramids or even end-of-the-world prophecies. But the Mayan cultures are actually so much more complex than that. All of Latin America is steeped in the lore...

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Latinos Outlive Whites in the U.S. by Four Years

By Elizabeth Flock, US News & World Report Latinos outlive non-Hispanic whites in the United States by four years on average, and the disparity is even more striking in some states, according to a new report from Measure of...

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