Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Health Equity

Latino farm boy in poverty and food insecurity

Rural Latinos More Likely to Die from Top 5 Causes of Death

Latinos and others living in rural areas are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, and unintentional injuries than their urban counterparts. These top-five causes of death account for 62% of...
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27,054 Say: Mark the Way to Fruits & Veggies!

Families want healthy food choices where they shop. In fact, more than 27,000 people signed our Salud America! letter campaign to ask grocery stores to use labels, floor arrows, and other marketing strategies to promote...

Do E-Cigarettes Lead More Kids to Smoke?

After decades of educational messages and campaigns on the grave health consequences of tobacco use, fewer young people than ever smoke cigarettes. But this triumph has come with an unintended side effect. A rising number of middle and...
Joe Cardona Patriots Long Snapper

Why Aren’t There More Latino NFL Players?

Of the 106 players on the Atlanta and New England NFL rosters in this weekend's Super Bowl, only one appears to have Latino heritage—Patriots' long snapper Joe Cardona. Only 26 of 1,696 NFL players were Latino...

How to Help Latinos with Parkinson’s Disease

An amazing program is reaching out to help Arizona Latinos who are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which affects Latinos at twice the rate as other minorities. The program is part of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson...
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Cancer Down Nationwide, But ‘Hot Spots’ Still Exist

Cancer deaths in the United States have dropped 20% from 1980 to 2014! This is great news, but there are still several “hot spots” where cancer deaths persist despite efforts being made nationally, according to...
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Students Deliver Critical News to Latinos ‘En Español’

More Latinos get their news via smartphones, but the number of Hispanic newspaper journalists has dropped by half since 2005. That's why Arizona State University has created a digital platform where students get real-world experience...
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Language Can Endanger Care for Latinos with Diabetes

Are you a Latino with diabetes and limited English skills? You may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than others, perhaps even if you see a Spanish-speaking doctor, a new study suggests, Reuters...
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Athens, Georgia: A Microcosm for American Health

Athens, Ga., is like a lot of other U.S. communities. The Latino population in the 123,912-person city doubled in recent years, including many immigrants who have kids, speak Spanish, lack healthcare, and have low incomes, according to a...
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The Dangers of Considering Latinos as One Single Group

Significant differences in heart disease death rates exist among the three largest U.S. Latino subgroups, suggesting that combining these groups could endanger health for all Latinos, according to new data, Healio reports. The heart disease...

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