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Latino Health

Get Angry and Get Loud: Improving Access to Health Care for the Latino Community

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

Like many Latinos, this struggle for access to health care is personal for me. As I look at my beautiful two-year-old daughter, I want her to live in a world where she never experiences the judgment and humiliation I faced when making a choice to protect myself and my health.

The Latin Way

American Heart Association | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

If we want to have a chance to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the Latino community, we have to center our efforts on the heads of the families, Latinas. That being said, it is also important to understand that they will take care of everyone around them before attending to their own needs. For the benefit of our community, that has to change.

Disturbing New Report Details Hispanic Role In Sex Traffic

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 04.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Whether people are aware of it or not, sex trafficking is a serious issue in several major U.S cities. Despite law enforcement efforts and preventa...

Hispanics Are Not Benefitting Equally From Improvements In This Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Researchers have noted that there are three groups that miss out on the benefits of advanced colon cancer care the most: Hispanics, African Americans ...

Why Connecting With Non-Hispanics Boosts Latino Mental Health

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic teens who learn the English language well enough to engage in friendships with English-speaking non-Hispanics, have improved psychological he...

Hepatitis C Doesn't Affect All Latinos Equally, Study Shows

Fox News Latino | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

A new study shows that within the U.S. Latino community, some are much more likely to be infected than others with the virus that causes Hepatitis C. ...

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 ...

Start the Countdown to a New You Now

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 12.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Unfortunately, the holidays represent a time when most people take a break from their healthy habits. This year, give yourself a gift that will keep o...

Steps to a Healthy You: Making Traditional Hispanic Meals More Wow!

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 05.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Right now we're in the midst of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for us to celebrate our culture's rich sense of community, music, art and flavor. As with any culture, so much of our history and sense of togetherness centers on our food.

The Reason The First Lady Will Appear On 'Sábado Gigante' This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Michelle Obama is planning to reach out to the Hispanic community in a ‘giant’ way. In an appearance on Univision’s variety show “Sábado G...

Latinos Outlive Whites

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 07.17.2013 | Latino Voices

Latinos outlive non-Hispanic whites in the United States by four years on average, and the disparity is even more striking in some states, according t...

The Immigrant Health Toll

The New York Times | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices

A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high b...

Bombarding Latino Kids With Commercials For The Wrong Foods

Forbes | Rob Waters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Bob Esponja—SpongeBob SquarePants—dances in his spurs as an announcer greets young viewers with a jaunty “Oye vaquero!”—Hello cowboys! Then ...

Hispanic Nurses Provide Culturally Sensitive Care

Saludify | Posted 04.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) filled a gap in the country’s medical community by offering a resource for nurse...

Can Your Language Actually Relate To Risky Sun Exposure?

Health | Posted 04.18.2013 | Latino Voices

English-speaking Hispanics in the United States are less likely to take measures to protect themselves from skin cancer than Spanish-speaking Hispanic...

Latino Publication's Newest Venture

Portada | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Voxxi, the site targeting bicultural Latinos, is introducing a new health site called The site is designed to provide Latinos with daily...

Obesity Linked To Asthma In Hispanic Children

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices

More than 3 million Hispanics in the United States live with asthma, according to the most recent data from The Office of Minority Health (OMH). Hispa...

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...

Latinas Have The Highest Incidence Of Cervical Cancer

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an important time at the beginning of the year when an emphasis is placed on women’s health and cancer a...

Report: Rising Latino Obesity And Diabetes

NBC Latino | Posted 12.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Diabetes and obesity is a one-two punch that will continue to knock out the Latino community unless families begin to adopt lifestyle changes, accordi...

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...