The number of Latino physicians in the U.S. dropped 22 percent between 1980 and 2010.
New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker introduced a measure recently on marijuana that could dramatically improve the lives of thousands of blacks and Latinos in the Philadelphia region if fully implemented, letter and spirit.
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.
Al menos 107 han muerto en las revueltas violentas de Venezuela en los dos últimos meses.
Death toll in Venezuela rises to 107 following two more deaths in protest.
A forum of experts in Mexico discusses the difficulties of national health care systems in Latin America to deal with cancer. Each year, cancer takes 80,000 lives in Mexico. An the number is expected to increase by 66 per cent by 2030.
El drama que muchas mujeres viven en los burdeles de Ciudad Juárez visto por el lente de la artista hispana Ada Trillo.
Artist Ada Luisa Trillo’s latest exhibit, photographs in the brothels of Juarez, Mexico, examines how women become entangled in sex work and what can be done to get them where they want to be.
Coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart attack, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney diseases, according to a report released today by the University of Southern California (USC).
The Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo López, was granted house arrest after spending three years in Ramo Verde prison.
The bid to escape poverty in Cuba has left hundreds of Cuban deserters -the majority of them doctors- in an equally untenable position in Venezuela.
The son of a Salvadoran mother, Rubio, 41, has made it among the exclusive group of NASA trainees that will take part on future space missions.
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.
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.
Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.
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.
Latinos should not be excluded from a pivotal moment in the infancy of American history!
The recent Republican debacle on health care could prove to be an opportunity. It highlighted, yet again, the complexity of America’s system, which continues to be by far the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world.
In an effort to get Congress to vote down the AHCA, the mayor and local officials held a press conference to express their opposition to the bill.
“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.
half of the physicians in the US suffer from burnout, according to the 2015 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report.
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.
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.
week of dueling federal budget proposals, it looks as though low-income college
students are about to take a hit to one portion of their financial aid packages
that doesn't mire them in post-graduate debt: the Pell grant.