African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.
By Carl Costas, Politico
On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it’s rarely in English. Sometimes it’s Hindi. Or Dari. Or Hmong. Or Russian.
What do you want to be when you grow up? What’s your major? Those two common questions shape much of how we see our careers—first as an identity (a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher), then through the practical lens of the path that will get us from school to a good-paying job.
By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter
High levels of air pollution may increase some Hispanic children's risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
When he was 7 years old, Guillermo Padilla landed in the hospital with appendicitis. While a frightening experience for any child, it was even more so for the young boy who spoke little English. His parents — Mexican immigrants who were determined that their son learn Spanish first — had to translate for him. That made an indelible impression on the youngster.