Healthcare Disparities

UCLA Seeks to Provide More Latino Doctors in Hispanic Communities

02/02/2017 06:00am | 5091 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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More Than One In Five Latinos Is Food Insecure

03/01/2017 06:00am | 4479 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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Preventive Care

Gene Scan Finds Surprising Mutations in Kids With Cancer

21/10/2016 06:00am | 5985 views

More than 8 percent of children with cancer have unsuspected genetic mutations that could run in their families, researchers reported on Wednesday.

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Preventive Care

Smoking Rates Still High In Some Racial Groups

09/09/2016 11:35am | 6000 views

New U.S. government data shows smoking rates declined among most racial and ethnic groups, but not all.

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Hispanic Medical Association Urges Action on Zika, Need for More Latino Docs

02/09/2016 10:33am | 5047 views

Awareness in the United States about the potential hazards of the mosquito-borne Zika virus is sorely lacking, said health professionals who attended the 20th-annual National Hispanic Medical Association conference in Washington, D.C.

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