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Hearing loss linked to worse cognitive function in Hispanic/Latino American adults

20/07/2021 06:00am | 927 views

Hearing loss is associated with worse scores on learning and memory tests, according to a recent study conducted in Hispanic/Latino Americans between the ages of 45 and 74. The study also detected a link between poor learning and memory performance and high levels of sugar in the blood, which is a sign of diabetes and a risk factor for heart disease. The findings were published recently in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

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Healthcare Disparities

Why Black And Latino People Still Lag On COVID Vaccines — And How To Fix It

19/07/2021 06:00am | 1145 views

There are a lot of ways Dr. Kent Bream would describe the lines of people waiting, sometimes for hours, for COVID-19 vaccines at his community health clinic in West Philadelphia. Eager. Impatient. Frustrated, even. But "hesitant" doesn't come to mind.

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Healthcare Disparities

Lost in Translation: Language Barriers Hinder Vaccine Access

17/07/2021 06:00am | 1030 views

April 23, 2021 -- the Virginia Department of Health website in January reassured English-speaking readers that the COVID-19 vaccine "will not be required for Virginians."

But the Spanish-language translation, through a Google Translate widget at the top of the page, said something else: The vaccine "no sera necesario," or "won't be necessary."

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Self Advocacy

Pandemic Worries Have Black and Latina Women Focusing on Self-Care

26/05/2021 06:00am | 1055 views

by Nancy Kerr

AARP survey finds 63% of women 50+ put more emphasis on inner health than outward appearances.

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Treatment Insights

CVS Health Surpasses 10 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

01/05/2021 06:00am | 1465 views

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has surpassed 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its participation in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program and Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The company is now administering vaccines in nearly 2,000 stores across 44 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., with the pace of vaccinations expected to rapidly accelerate as more supply becomes available. CVS Pharmacy has the capacity to administer up to 25 million shots per month.

 

 

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