Preventive Care Archive


8 simple ways for Hispanics to stay healthy

21/08/2020 06:00am | 259 views

In May, the first national study on Hispanics and their health was released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The surprising results showed that Hispanics are generally healthier and have a longer life expectancy than non-Hispanic whites, though we do have some areas to grow in.

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Healthcare Disparities

Pregnant Black and Hispanic women more likely to be exposed to coronavirus

19/08/2020 06:00am | 262 views

Penn researchers found the rate of virus exposure among Black and Hispanic pregnant women to be five times higher than among white and Asian women.

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Self Advocacy

CV medications underused by Hispanic/Latino patients with PAD

18/08/2020 06:00am | 269 views

Hispanic and Latino patients with peripheral artery disease underuse guideline-recommended CV medications such as antiplatelet and lipid-lowering therapies, researchers found.

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Personalized Care

Cancer patients often 'retraumatized' by coronavirus: How to cope

12/08/2020 06:00am | 313 views

Writing in The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan describes her 17-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, starting with her shock and fear when she was diagnosed:  “Stage IV cancer! Could it get any worse?”

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Self Advocacy

When Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?

05/08/2020 06:00am | 351 views

When we first started hearing about COVID-19 in the U.S., the symptoms of the virus – and thus, the criteria for testing – seemed pretty straightforward: If you have a fever and a cough, get tested (if your doctor has access to a test). But as doctors and researchers learned more about the virus (and more people were tested and diagnosed), it became clear that the symptoms were not so straightforward– and sometimes not present at all. So, now that there’s a laundry list of “maybe” symptoms, how do you know when to get tested?

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