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Dr. Maribel Hernandez onstage before the start of the Go Red for Women luncheon. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

Dr. Maribel Hernandez was recognized as a Go Red Champion at the American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women luncheon on May 11 for her work as a cardiologist and advocate for women's heart health

[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

Twitter can also predict heart disease

 02/12/2015 - 09:18
Twitter can also predict heart disease

Official 21st century debate forum, worldwide trend setter, up-to-the-minute information source… Twitter has many uses and they are all diverse, unexpected and surprisingly revealing. Its most recent use? Its capacity to predict the heart disease-related mortality rate of a specific county, discovered by a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and Melbourne University.