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There are more than 58 million Latinos in the U.S. 

The number of Latino physicians in the U.S. dropped 22 percent between 1980 and 2010. 

[OP-ED]: Can we die in peace?

 07/28/2017 - 08:38
Just whether the persistence of high-cost care reflects good medicine, a deep human craving to cling to life, or both is unclear. But the rhetoric about “end-of-life” care has changed more than the reality. To the question -- Can we die in peace and with dignity? -- the answer is “not yet.”

For those of us who had hoped that American attitudes toward death were shifting in ways that would promote a wider reconstruction of the health care system, there’s discouraging news from Health Affairs, the pre-eminent journal of health policy. It devotes its latest issue to “end-of-life” care and finds that -- at least so far -- the power to make health care more compassionate and cost-effective is limited.

Salma Hayek on Trump: "I ask myself whether it's stupidity, malignity or greed"

 06/06/2017 - 03:45
Salma Hayek (d) y Connie Britton (i) en la película "Beatriz at Dinner", una comedia inteligente y ácida donde la mexicana encarna el papel de una sanadora de medicina alternativa, inmigrante, que choca con la soberbia y prepotencia de un magnate del mundo de los bienes raíces. EFE/Roadside Attractions

Together with Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, Hayek presented the Miami media with her latest film, "Beatriz at Dinner," a smart, tart comedy in which the Mexican plays the part of an immigrant alternative-medicine healer who comes up against the arrogance and self-importance of a real-estate magnate.

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Terapia combinada tras cirugía reduce el riesgo de recaída en cáncer de mama

 06/05/2017 - 11:34
Prueba radiológica de mama. EFE/Chema Moya

Un estudio clínico internacional ha constatado que la incorporación de un nuevo fármaco al tratamiento estándar contra el cáncer de mama precoz HER2 positivo después de que las pacientes pasaran por el quirófano logró reducir en un 20 % el riesgo de recaída.

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EFE

5 Times more Venezuelans emigrating to Brazil to escape crisis, HRW reports

 04/19/2017 - 03:36
A girl of the Venezuelan Warao tribe washing clothes with her mother outside a shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, on February 11, 2017. EFE/HRW/CESAR MUÑOZ ACEBES

 The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization said in a report Tuesday that since 2014, five times the number of Venezuelans are emigrating to Brazil due to shortages of food and medicine in their own country, an example of how Venezuela"s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders.

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EFE

[OP-ED]: Viewing minorities as monolithic groups only exacerbates inequality

 01/31/2017 - 15:29
People along with members of the Senate and the US House. Participate at a rally in opposition to the US President's immigration ban. Donald Trump, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. EFE

“Disaggregation” is not a word that rolls off the tongue easily. But the concept of separating a whole into its distinct parts is one that we should embrace when it comes to statistics about minorities.

The time when it was sufficient to break out data by simple race or ethnicity segments has past. Demographics and new sociological and scientific understanding about the people that make up the broad categories of black, Asian and Hispanic tell us that these labels are becoming increasingly blunt instruments when we look at public health and education policy.

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Esther Cepeda

Young Latina chosen as future health leader

 07/31/2014 - 11:52
Student Sophia Barrios with Pennsylvania Senator, Patrick Toomey.

A young Latina student from Northeast Philadelphia has been awarded the United Health Foundation Scholarship to pursue a health care career.

Raised in Juniata Park neighborhood, Sophia Barrios is a sophomore majoring in biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University.

Fluent in English and Spanish, the 20-year-old student intends to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine to serve underrepresented communities, particularly children.

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Ana Gamboa
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Joven latina una líder del futuro

 07/30/2014 - 17:47
La estudiante universitaria Sophia Barrios junto al senador de Pensilvania Patrick Toomey.

Una joven latina del noroeste de Filadelfia será beneficiada con la beca ‘Diverse Scholars Initiative’ de United Health Foundation, que le permitirá incursionar en el campo de salud.

Criada en el área de Juniata Park, Sophia Barrios actualmente es estudiante de segundo año en la Universidad Penn State en el campo de salud bioconductual.

Bilingüe en inglés y español, la estudiante de 20 años planea convertirse en una doctora en medicina osteopática para servir a comunidades de minorías y específicamente a niños.

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Pilar C. Casi
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