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Smoking and immigrants

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It’s not much of a surprise when smoking and immigration are being connected. Smoking, especially in the Latino and Asian communities has risen. Many researchers have found that immigration is the connection. “We know that after migrants come to the [United States], their health behavior and health status changes the longer they live in the Read More

Diabetes epidemic

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It is upsetting to learn that Latinos are some of the most affected individuals with diabetes in the United States. One might ask how could this be ? With so many supplements and different exercises available Latinos should be much healthier. The Latino population is ignorant as to what can cause the disease and how Read More

More Latinos becoming organ donors

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Becoming an organ donor is an important decision and we must educate ourselves about the importance of organ donation. Most young people at the DMV who are awaiting their state id or license have the option to become a donor. Most are unaware of the benefits of such decision and think to themselves, “I don’t Read More

HIVolution: How Truvada could change how we prevent HIV

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Could a pill revolutionize how we think about and have sex? No, I’m not talking about the birth control pill; rather I’m referring to the pill Truvada approved by the FDA in 2012 for use in the prevention of HIV. Called Pre-exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, Truvada is a once a day pill said to be Read More

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