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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, LATISM has engaged Latinos on diverse topics including business, education, health and technology. “We celebrate the fact that

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Trouble With Enrolling In The Affordable Care Act

By Jude Joffe-Block, Kate Sheehy, Tristan Ahtone, Fronteras Across the Southwest, groups are canvassing neighborhoods to inform uninsured people about how to sign up for coverage under Obama’s Affordable Care Act beginning Oct. 1. But getting the message across is...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Latino Health Workers Bridge Clinics and Community

By Callie Shanafelt, New America Media Elizabeth Luciano sits in her small office looking compassionately at the young mother complaining of stomach pain. She was undocumented and had no health insurance. They met at a community event a...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Fight Leukemia and Lymphoma, It’s one click away

By Leyla Fletcher, Arenas Entertainment For 25 years, Arenas has been a leader in Hollywood because of our passion for combining entertainment with our Latino culture. We also have a deep passion for giving back to the...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Healthy Chicas aims to help overweight Latinas in Miami

By Elizabeth de Armas, Miami Herald Every Monday, Iomara Morejon looks forward to attending Healthy Chicas, a program at Miami Children’s Hospital that is designed to empower overweight and obese Latinas to become educated about healthy eating...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

7 Latino Remedies From Abuelita To Prepare For Flu Season

By Yolanda Machado, Huffington Post Latino Voices When my daughter was four months old, she got her first cold. I was a panicked new mom, 3000 miles away from my own family and didn’t have a clue what...

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...

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...

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