Healthcare Disparities

Health Care Adjusts To A More Diverse America

23/05/2017 06:00am | 2495 views

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.

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City of Hope is Actively Seeking Diverse Students for its Ph.D. Program in Biological Sciences

22/05/2017 06:00am | 2593 views

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. 

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Preventive Care

Air Pollution May Raise Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

19/05/2017 06:00am | 2498 views

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.

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UCLA Seeks to Provide More Latino Doctors in Hispanic Communities

02/02/2017 06:00am | 2694 views

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.

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Nutrition

More Than One In Five Latinos Is Food Insecure

03/01/2017 06:00am | 2412 views

Yuliana Salinas, for Huffington Post

Food insecurity is down in Illinois, according to data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2014 study, but there’s still plenty of work to do. This can be seen in the reality that many Latinos are not asking for the help that they may need.

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