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Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Politics of Immigration Puts Our Elders at Risk

*Here’s an immigration question that I haven’t heard asked before: “Who, then, will care for us as we grow old and frail? ” VL By Jacqueline Angel, University of Texas at Austin Most Americans are aware of the heated political debate about the influx of unaccompanied migrant children caught at the southwest border. The U.S. Department

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Fighting birth defects with corn tortillas

*What do you think? Sounds like a good idea … VL By News4SanAntonio SAN ANTONIO – There’s a push to fight birth defects by adding a special ingredient to corn tortillas. “If it’s as easy as putting...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Disease Threat From Immigrant Children Wildly Overstated

*Subheading: “The Central American kids arriving in Texas are likely to be better-vaccinated than children in Texas.” VL By Rachel Pearson, Texas Observer With thousands of children from Central America arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, an old...

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Infographic: Kids Suffer Unequal Access to Safe Places to Play

  *Heads-up! This is an important concern. Politics at a local level. VL By Salud Today Kids in predominantly minority or low-income neighborhoods are less likely to have clean, safe, and attractive places to be physically active....

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Genetics, and the new American Meztizage

*This story was suggested by Dr. Henry Flores. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Here’s an interesting twist to the “Latino whiteness” debate. Science tell us that race is irrelevant. Demography tells us that America is “browning,” but...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

ACA Leaves Undocumented Immigrants Out in the Cold: Community Health Clinics to the Rescue

By Patricia Guadalupe, NewsTaco Marta Jiménez counts herself as one of the lucky ones. Marta, who asked not to use her real name because she is undocumented, first came to Washington, D.C., from Central America nearly 30...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Hispanics are key to emerging healthcare markets

*A clear case where marketers and corporations see “Hi$panic$.” VL By Danielle Restuccia, Saludify Gaining Hispanics’ trust just may be the key to success for healthcare companies. With the Affordable Care Act prompting all Americans to reevaluate their...

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Junk food industry’s shameful targeting of Latino and Black youth

*Sugary drink companies spend $2 billion a year on youth marketing. Almost all have multicultural marketing departments. The incidence of Latino youth obesity is at an all-time high. The consequence isn’t hard to understand. VL By Anne...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Is Aztec Dance the hot, new fitness craze?

*I’m not sure if this is cool or not. I’ll know when some athletic apparel company markets shell-adorned ankle wear. VL By Rachel Uranga, Latinzine MSN In a Southern California studio the sound of Santana’s electric guitars...

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Hunger on the Border—Latino Elders Struggle to Eat in South Texas

*It’s so easy for viejitos who live outside of the margins to be forgotten. Share this story, give them a voice, your voice. VL By Yolanda González Gómez, HuffPost Voces/New America Media DALLAS, Texas–For Guadalupe and Socorro Lechuga,...

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Why Latinos Didn’t Get Obamacare

*The problem with Latinos and the Affordable Care Act is that the outreach was too little, it was too late and it was bungled. It was also ill conceived. An education outreach for Latinos would come before...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

LGBT Latino Seniors Face Housing Crunch, Isolation in San Francisco

*A report notes that housing and isolation are a “nationwide concern” for the older Latino LGBT population. They suffer “multiple layers” of discrimination and many can’t count on their community or those close to them for support....

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Don’t forget about Hispanic fathers when it comes to paternal depression

*Research published in “Pediatrics ” shows that Latino fathers, 25 years old, are more likely to suffer from paternal depression. This leads to more corporal punishment, less interaction, more stress among their children. VL By Hope Gillette, Saludify...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Hispanics remain unequal when it comes to health care

*This makes a convincing case that citizenship rights, guaranteed under the constitution, can’t be realized without adequate health care. VL By Jacqueline Angel, Houston Chronicle In 2013, one in three Latinos in the United States was uninsured....

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