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Monday, October 11th, 2010

There Ain’t No Prí­ncipe Azul Out There

So I’m a twentysomething, educated Latina, and obviously my Mexican relatives are all too eager for me to get married and start pumping out babies.  It’s just their way.  Imagine my disappointment to realize why the fact that I’m Latina, single and ready to mingle wasn’t just my problem. Again, I turn to the brilliant

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Diabetes in Cake-Pie Form

This is probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever imagined in my entire life.  Being from a family of diabetics and would-be diabetics who love pastries — I affectionately call pastries “my kryptonite” — I...

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Unraveling the Latino Paradox

As a group, Latinos had fewer deaths than blacks - despite comparable levels of income and access to health insurance. They also enjoyed lower mortality rates than non-Hispanic whites. Statistics show they are living longer lives, too.

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