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Hispanic Health

How First- and Second-Generation Hispanics Can Help Each Other

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

They are not wrought with the insecurities and self-doubt this nation shoves down the throats of those born and raised here at every turn they take. The negative signals come in the form of overt and covert cultural racism.

Hispanics Urged to Break Cultural Cycle in Stroke Disparities

American Heart Association | Posted 12.26.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

When Noelia's husband tipped the scales at 250 pounds, she made it her mission to educate her family about the risk of stroke. A month later, that education saved a life - hers.

Why We Can't Ignore Heart Disease in Hispanics

American Heart Association | Posted 09.16.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

For many Hispanics, family is paramount. Yet heart disease and stroke, this nation's number one and number four killers, are stealing our abuelitos and abuelitas at an unacceptable rate.

Hispanics In This State Have The Highest Rate Of Liver Cancer

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 05.14.2014 | Latino Voices

HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma, is the most common type of liver cancer seen in patients in the United States, but when it comes to Hispanics–particu...

How Hispanics Are Changing Religion In The U.S.

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Latinos are dramatically remaking religion in America, even in the Catholic Church where they are making an impact not only in growing numbers but als...

Bad News For Mexican-American Stroke Survivors

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

According to the Office of Minority Health (OMH), Hispanics are less likely to die from a stroke should one occur, but before you start celebrating wi...

What Millions Of Latinas Aren't Being Told By Their Doctors

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 03.12.2014 | Latino Voices

Experts indicate there may be more standing in the way of proper diabetes care, between at-risk Latinas and their doctors. A number of hurdles have...

Nation's Largest Study Of Hispanic Health Seeks Answers To Group's Longevity

The Miami Herald | Patricia Borns | Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

There’s a paradox to the health of Hispanics in America that federal researchers are struggling to solve: While they live longer than non-Hispanic w...

Hispanic Stroke Patients Are Less Likely To Receive This Medication

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.19.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic patients admitted to hospitals in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are less likely than non-Hispanic white pati...

Why HIV Medications Dialogue Vary Based On Race, Ethnicity

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.02.2014 | Latino Voices

It has long been noted medical treatment and patient education varies depending on an individual’s race or ethnicity, and this health disparity is o...

Hispanics Consider This The Most Serious Health Risk To Their Families

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.29.2014 | Latino Voices

Cancer is the number one killer of Hispanics in the United States according to American Cancer Society research released in the later part of 2012. Af...

Hispanics Face Highest Rate Of Diabetes-Related Illness

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer, is typically found in men older than the age of 50. According to the National Library ...

The Barrio Advantage

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Recently I was listening to a radio program on NPR and the guest speakers were talking about the life expectancy for Mexicans and Mexican Americans throughout the United States, in comparison to other groups.

Heart Disease Takes Toll On Latinos

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.18.2013 | Latino Voices

February is American Heart Month, and while awareness is important for people of all ages and ethnicities, certain groups—like Latinos—are at a hi...

Bilingualism Can Avert Dementia, Alzheiber's Disease In Seniors

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Seniors between the ages of 60 and 68 who had spoken two languages for the majority of their lives were faster at switching from one mental task to an...

Why Latinos Need Culturally Relevant Mental Health Care

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

With approximately 39.9 million immigrants in the United States, the American Psychological Association (APA) indicates mental health services are, an...

Latinos Live Longer Than Non-Latinos

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 02.01.2013 | Los Angeles

Latinos in Ventura County are four times less likely to have health insurance than white non-Hispanics. Their median income -- $21,693 -- is less than...

A Guidebook To Improving Hispanic Health In The U.S.

Voxxi | Hope Gillette | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices

A new guidebook developed by researchers from Kansas State University is aimed at improving Hispanic health in the U.S. by creating a culturally-relev...

Health Varies Among Latino Subgroups, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Heritage may be universal within the Hispanic community, but it seems health isn’t. According to two recently published twin studies -- one focu...

Whatever the Outcome on Health Care Reform, Expect a Big Impact on Latinos

Jennifer Ng’andu | Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Jennifer Ng’andu

Two years ago, we fought for and achieved a law that stood to make health care better for those who already had coverage and provide affordable insurance for the millions who did not. The naysayers have yet to produce a better solution

Young Latinos Suffer From Fastest Growing Rate Of Diabetes, Study Says

Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

It might be hard to tell a chubby-cheeked gordito that he can have only one helping of flan after dinner, but doctors say a healthy diet and good exe...

What's at Stake -- No, Who's at Stake in the Great Supreme Court Case?

Jennifer Ng’andu | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Ng’andu

For or against it, hundreds of people will line up on the steps to try and secure one of the limited seats in the Court reserved for the public. And for good reason: The Supreme Court's decision will have major bearing on the health care experiences of Americans for generations to come.

WATCH: Why Are Latinos Getting Fat?

Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

“Apparently Hispanics are the group that’s growing the quickest, not only in population numbers but in weight! We’re number 1!” says iLatino h...

Solutions To The Latino Child Nutrition Crisis In The U.S.

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Janet Murguía

Latino children are in the midst of a nutrition crisis. New food data released by the USDA show that for the third year in a row, Hispanic children make up the largest share of children living in hunger nationwide.

Chicago's Latino Landscape 2008: A Statistical Portrait of Chi-Town Hispanics

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

There were 415 Latino inmates in Illinois State prisons and local jails per 100,000 residents in 2005, compared to 223 whites and 2,020 blacks.