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Puerto Rico's Health Department Secretary, Dr. Carlos Mellado (L) inoculates a woman with the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 31, 2021. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

A new study conducted at the University of Puerto Rico showcased how those that identify as having a darker skin tone on the island were often reported to have a “worse general health status.”

Colorismo en Puerto Rico: un nuevo estudio revela que el estado de salud de sus ciudadanos a menudo depende del tono de piel

 06/29/2021 - 12:14
Puerto Rico's Health Department Secretary, Dr. Carlos Mellado (L) inoculates a woman with the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 31, 2021. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

Un nuevo estudio realizado por la Universidad de Puerto Rico revela que aquellos que se identifican con un tono de piel más oscuro a menudo tienen un "peor estado de salud general".

Plain Text Author: 
Andrew Kolba

A beacon of hope

 02/03/2021 - 11:26
Dr. Jose Torradas is a bilingual, board-certified Emergency Physician who has worked his entire career on the front lines across the United States.  Courtesy

According to the latest City of Philadelphia figures, Hispanics make up almost 15% of the city’s population and yet only 3% of those vaccinated in the city are Hispanic.

Plain Text Author: 
Jose R Torradas, M.D.