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"We see people who suddenly can't see or walk"

 06/20/2017 - 05:04
A view of of Tlaltetela, a small village in the Mexican state of Veracruz on June 17, 2017. EFE/Miguel Angel Cardona
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In the Mexican village of Tlaltetela, in Veracruz state, dozens of people lose sight, become paralyzed due to an incurable neurodegenerative disorder known as SCA7.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:00am
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A view of of Tlaltetela, a small village in the Mexican state of Veracruz on June 17, 2017. EFE/Miguel Angel Cardona

Due to a health problem, he preferred to seek sanctuary before being deported

 06/13/2017 - 14:46
David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com
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David Chávez-Macias sought refuge at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in northern Nevada, after learning he could be deported.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com

Focusing on women's heart health at the American Heart Association's "Latina Luncheon"

 06/11/2017 - 21:49
Hundreds of women participated in the American Heart Association's "Latina Luncheon" at Taller Puertorriqueño   Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News
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National movement to end heart disease and stroke in women by empowering them to take control of their health

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:30pm
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Hundreds of women participated in the American Heart Association's "Latina Luncheon" at Taller Puertorriqueño   Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30am
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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Jimmy Kimmel da en el clavo y habla sobre la realidad de la salud pública nacional.

 05/03/2017 - 10:41
El cómico Jimmy Kimmel(i) y su mujer, Molly McNearney, posan a su llegada a la tradicional fiesta de Vanity Fair tras la 89 edición de los Óscar en Beverly Hills, California (Estados Unidos) el 26 de febrero de 2017. EFE/Nina Prommer

El presentador del programa nocturno de la ABC vivió en carne propia la realidad que enfrentan muchos ciudadanos al acceder a los servicios de salud.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:45am
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El cómico Jimmy Kimmel(i) y su mujer, Molly McNearney, posan a su llegada a la tradicional fiesta de Vanity Fair tras la 89 edición de los Óscar en Beverly Hills, California (Estados Unidos) el 26 de febrero de 2017. EFE/Nina Prommer

Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

[OP-ED]: A Latina congressional candidate whose passion for her community comes through loud and clear

 03/30/2017 - 15:49
In a crowded field of nearly two dozen candidates vying to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra, who was recently appointed California’s attorney general, political observers put María Cabildo (in the image) in the top tier. Foto:goodfoodla.org
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 A friend from college once sent me a letter that broke my heart. She and I were part of a posse of Ivy League Latinos who -- while visiting one another at Harvard, Yale, Columbia -- would huddle over Long Island iced teas and lay out our blueprints to change the world.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:15pm
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In a crowded field of nearly two dozen candidates vying to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra, who was recently appointed California’s attorney general, political observers put María Cabildo (in the image) in the top tier. Foto:goodfoodla.org

Trump creates commission to seek solutions to opiate addiction epidemic

 03/30/2017 - 03:09
US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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As part of his anti-drug strategy, Trump is defending the construction of the controversial wall along the border with Mexico and increasing deportations to expel drug traffickers and criminals.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: A Latino health-outreach program is a reminder that it’s all in the name

 02/14/2017 - 14:21
A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

If culture can be used as a currency to understand and serve a community, it can also be a trap, if the culture is painted with too broad a brush. We think we “know” the so-called Hispanic community -- generalizing to certain tropes about language, love of family, deference to authority figures, etc. -- and we rarely stop to question whether our initial assessments still hold true.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:11pm
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A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

The Rise of Taller in North Philadelphia

 02/14/2017 - 13:37
The Rise of Taller in North Philadelphia
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La dedicación del Taller Puertorriqueño en servicio a una comunidad que a menudo ha sido relegada nunca ha disminuido, a pesar de sus limitados recursos. Hoy en día taller tiene por fin una moderna sede que tomó 10 años financiar.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
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The Rise of Taller in North Philadelphia