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Friday, January 16th, 2015

Latina immigrant women might not trust supermarkets

*Did you know this? Latina immigrants have a point about healthy food and U.S. supermarkets. What Whole Foods is for the affluent, local markets are for the not so affluent. VL By Antonia Cereijido, Latino USA Researchers and politicians sometimes refer to areas where it’s hard to find fresh food as food deserts. “Neighborhoods where

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Health care campaign reaches out to Latinos

*Latinos in Texas are three times as likely as whites to be uninsured. I’m sure the number is similar across the country. VL By Lora Hines, Houston Chronicle With one month remaining in the open enrollment period...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Construction Jobs Are Getting Safer—but Not for Latinos

*I like how this piece  shines a light on the invisible: immigrants working on rooftops, doing yard work … The problem is not just an income gap, it’s also a risk gap. VL By Michelle Chen, The Nation...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Many Latino Adults Still Uninsured As Overall Uninsured Rate Falls to New Lows

*34.2 percent of Latinos are still uninsured. The percentage is significantly down since 21013, but there’s obvious work to be done. VL By Michael Oleaga, Latin Post The rate of uninsured U.S. adults continued to decline since...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Low-crime, walkable neighborhoods promote mental health in older Latinos

*This study should expand our understanding of mental health. We’re used to looking at individual and family links to mental health, but neighborhoods and other “macro-systems” contribute to an older person’s overall well being as well. VL...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Latino Uptick Fueling National Increase in Foster Youths

*This is surprising at first glance. But it makes sense. A Latino population surge is going to be felt in all areas of society. This is an important story with present and long term consequences. VL By...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Closing the Health Coverage Gap for Hispanic Children

*Good work is being done, yet 11 percent of Latino children are without health insurance. VL By Anna Challet, New America Media NAM Ed. Note: A new study out this week finds that over 11 percent of Hispanic...

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Many Latinos shun Obamacare for fear of getting relatives deported

*The next open enrollment perios for the Affordable Care Act starts this coming weekend. Among some Latinos fears become obstacles. VL By Soumya Karlamangla, Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times Lilian Saldana turned down Obamacare coverage once, and...

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

*Something new to talk about, post-election. As non-Latino politicos strain to understand Latino culture and politics, they’d do well to know that with Latinos aren’t what they appear to be. Where do Latinos fall on the pro...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

White House’s Ebola Liaison Arrives in Dallas

*A well known name in political circles, Adrian Saenz, a Texas native and White House Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, has been pegged to head Ebola coordination efforts in Texas. VL By Devin Dwyer, ABC News WASHINGTON...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A kind of Ebola that spreads like the Flu

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I got a flu shot this week, the one that’s supposed to engage a body’s defenses against four strains of the disease. I recommend that all of you get one as well. Chances...

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Majority of California Voters Support Health Care for the Undocumented

*More and more voters are understanding that healthcare for the undocumented is a public health issue, not a political one. VL By Anna Challet and Viji Sundaram, New America Media A majority of California voters support the idea...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

*Just in case you were wondering, and I know you were. Hat tip to Veronica Landa for pointing to this article. VL By Michaleen Doucleff, NPR That first reaction was understandable. There’s no question the disease is...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Clinical Trials: How Latinos Can Help Their Community’s Health

By Veronica Landa, NewsTaco There is little more frightening than finding out that you or a loved one is ill. Today we are fortunate to have tools at our disposal that can treat, prevent, and in many...

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