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Vaccinations and Latinos

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In the state of California, pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has been on the rise with 5,400 cases as of July 8th. Most of these cases come from children and teens ranging from 7-16 years old and hospitalization was required for 156, more than half of the patients were younger than four months old. Latinos Read More

Acne tips

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Facial acne by itself is already embarrassing, but having body acne just adds to the frustration. Body acne is most common in parts such as the back, shoulders, chest, and buttocks. “Though genetics are likely involved, no one knows the exact cause for body acne. What experts do know is (that) body acne is easily Read More

Testicular cancer among Latinos

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The word “Cancer” is a scary word to hear when you go to the doctor. We’re all aware that there are different types of cancer that are known and that some are more common in certain races or ethnic groups than others. There is a new study that shows that testicular cancer has become more common Read More

Your priority should be your health

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Have you ever gone to the medical office for an appointment and wait those agonizing minutes until you’re called? As you’re waiting, to your left you see an elderly Latina struggling with her grandchild to fill out some paperwork in order to be treated by a doctor. Or you see patients at the receptionist’s desk waiting Read More

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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The month of July reflects America’s birth. Littered with fireworks and independence it’s hard to notice anything else. Especially not mental health. July, however, is also National Minority Mental Health Awareness month. Besides being a mouthful it’s also an important topic for the Latino community. There is no way around it. Latinos have holistic medicinal Read More

Educating Latinos about cancer and its rise in our communities

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Health organizations are realizing that cancer is quickly becoming the number one cause of death among Latinos. Elena Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), stated that it is important to educate Latino communities all over the United States and Latin America regarding the dangers of cancer. While the CTCA has started Read More

Pesticides, Autism, and Latinos

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How does pesticides and autism link? It has long been known that women who are expecting and are exposed to a certain degree to pesticides have a higher chance of having a child with autism. You may wonder, how does affect Latinos? Well for starters, Latino and African Americans communities tend to lack healthcare. (Yes, even Read More

Number of uninsured beginning to drop

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Obama has received a lot of criticism regarding his decisions, but he can be proud of the start of his health plan. The Affordable Care Act had two goals: to cut health costs and cut down the number of uninsured people. According to three surveys, Obamacare was able to reduce the number of uninsured people Read More

Our teeth are just as important

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In the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos it states “…dental practices in areas dominated by patients from a single Hispanic or Latino background can anticipate a practice based on a specific pattern of treatment needs.” It is interesting to learn that Latinos require different treatment when it comes to our oral health based on each Read More

Levantense de allí

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Do you remember the times when Abuela or your own mother would tell you to get up? Get up from the sofa or get up from the chair and do something around the house! Or, go outside and make some friends! We’ve all been there at some point and maybe as adults we wish we Read More