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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

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Latinos Less Likely To Be Tested for Colon Cancer

According to Reuters, Latinos trail behind their white counterparts in being screened for colon cancer.  Even worse, the gap widens with people who have a family history of the disease.  The article reports: Compared with average-risk whites,...

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Mothers, Mayor Castro And Immigrants

Surviving My Mexican Mother’s Herbal Homemade Remedies San Anto Mayor’s Vision Is Green, Techy and Prosperous My Difficult And Wonderful Journey With My Mexican Mother Most Of My Friends Are The Children Of Immigrants

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Surviving My Mexican Mother’s Herbal, Homemade Remedies

I hated being sick when I was a kid — but my mom hated it worse. She would always have these homemade remedies that only made sense in her mind. I would be her guinea pig. And...

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, July 19th, 2011

Stick To One Emergency Room To Avoid Unnecessary Risks

100 million Americans visit emergency rooms (ERs) at least once a year. With the current economic recession — Americans, whether insured or not — make ample use of hospital ERs.: One out of every five visited an...

Friday, July 8th, 2011

News Taco To Go: The Border, Abortion, Doctors & Bootstraps

The Border As An Economic Engine For The U.S. How Do I Decide Whether Or Not To Get An Abortion? Lack Of Minority Med Students Will Hurt Underserved Groups Invisible Latinos: Bootstraps And What They Hide

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Remembering Dr. Ramiro Casso

Last month Dr. Ramiro Casso died at the age of 88. Among the many accomplishments of Casso’s life, one of the most significant was helping to ban the use of the short-handled hoe for agricultural workers, as...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

We Need To Replace “Medicalese” With Plain Language

Miscommunication between patients and healthcare providers can hurt you. An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn’t understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man confused by a...

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Latinos Run Higher Risk Of Mercury, Coal Pollution

An analysis of several studies conducted among Latinos reveal that this community faces a disproportionate risk from toxic mercury pollution because of a combination of...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

One Glass of OJ A Day Could Lead To Diabetes

You heard me right. Most of us think that a glass of juice was the right way to start a healthy day. You can’t believe everything you see on television. In reality, while three servings of fruit...

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

New Govt Eating Guidelines: Lots Of Veggies On Your Plate

In an effort to stem the tide of diabetes and obesity, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama have unveiled a new way for us to think about the food we put into our bodies. It’s a...

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Let’s Stop Wasting Medicare Dollars

I think it’s clear to all of us that if you’re under 55 you won’t have your father’s Medicare when you turn 65. Medicare is growing at such an astronomical rate that if something isn’t done right...

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Childhood Obesity Causes Premature Death

Fat babies are more likely to become obese children who are more likely to become obese adults. Childhood obesity represents a health crisis for not just young Latinos, but all American children. More than 38% of Latino...

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