Health

Parents Shouldn’t Have to Spend Thousands of Dollars to Keep Their Diabetic Kids Alive (OPINION)

For too long, we sacrificed the lives of diabetics for the profits of pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies. With lives on the line, we cannot afford for our elected leaders to miss the moment to make insulin more affordable for millions of people.

  • May 18, 2022
  • 11:31 AM

As US Poised to Restrict Abortion, Colombia, Mexico, Other Nations Ease Access

As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in the opposite direction.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 1:52 PM

Spanish Language’s Cheerful Lexicon May Help Solve Health Mystery Called the ‘Hispanic Paradox’

While English is the language of science—precise and succinct—the flowery nature of Spanish may contribute to a culture that supports emotional expression. In doing so, it can help its speakers manage their responses to stress.

  • Apr 19, 2022
  • 11:53 AM

Methane Emissions Harm Already Vulnerable Communities the Most (OPINION)

Methane traps 80 times more heat than carbon dioxide. Its production pollutes the air we breathe, and more than 1.81 million Latinos live within half a mile of oil and gas facilities that release methane and other toxic emissions.

  • Apr 14, 2022
  • 11:53 AM

Despite Advantages, Latinos Still Suffer Health and Healthcare Disparties, Report Says

Latinos are more likely than non-Latinos to endorse the benefits of “healthy eating habits” and a “healthy lifestyle,” as well as use technology to manage their health, but they suffer persistent disparities in terms of receiving healthcare, according to a recent study by Klick Health and ThinkNow.

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • 12:38 PM

Puerto Rico Senate Attempts to Limit Abortions at 22 Weeks

On Tuesday, March 29, a new anti-choice abortion bill was passed by a Senate commission in Puerto Rico that limits abortions to 22 weeks. Rushed to approval without public hearings, the bill has drawn outrage from the public, female politicians, and medical professionals.

  • Apr 8, 2022
  • 11:42 AM

Few Changes Made in Puerto Rico to Access Health Information and Services in a Hurricane

The Department of Health, responsible for inspecting and approving the emergency evacuation plans of all the island’s hospitals, only keeps them for the three hospitals that it runs. The Pan American Health Organization states that access to information is essential to improve public management and citizen confidence in preparing for emergency events.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 12:10 PM

Flaws in Medicaid System Put Millions at Risk (OPINION)

Whether you’re a citizen, resident, or an undocumented imigrant who relies on Medicaid for health insurance, flaws in the existing program, and the decisions being made by a government whose job is to represent “the people,” will inevitably affect millions.

  • Feb 18, 2022
  • 12:13 PM

The Age of Misinformation (OPINION)

Some tips on navigating the age of misinformation from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino.

  • Feb 8, 2022
  • 4:37 PM

Mexican Abortion Advocates Look to Help Women in US

Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:01 PM

California Gov. Newsom Wants Health Coverage for All Immigrants

Backed by soaring revenues amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would pay for the health care of all the state’s low-income residents living in the country illegally, while cutting taxes for businesses and halting a scheduled increase in the gas tax later this summer.

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • 2:09 PM

What Latino Health Research Says About ‘Encanto’

Family is beautiful and keeps you healthy, but it can also make you sick.

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

Puerto Rico Battles COVID-19 Surge, Imposes New Measures

Puerto Rico on Tuesday imposed new measures to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed medical staff in the U.S. territory and led to temporary shortages of testing kits.

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

‘Dramatic’ Change in Mortality Profile Due to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

A month after Gov. Pedro Pierluisi eliminated the key protection measures related to COVID-19, virus-related deaths in Puerto Rico saw a rebound that nearly reached the level of the highest peak of mortality of the entire pandemic. The difference was that this time most of the people who died were significantly younger.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 10:33 AM

The Setbacks of the Management of COVID-19 in Haiti

Without massive testing and no comprehensive mortality statistics, it is impossible to quantify how many people have been infected and died of COVID-19 in Haiti. But one thing is certain, Haitian health authorities have not had control over the spread of the virus in the country.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

Latinos Need to Get Better at Screening for Cancer (OPINION)

During Cancer Screen Week, Latinos should not only schedule their own screenings but also discuss the importance of preventative healthcare with their fellow Latinos. Because when it comes to maintaining good health, knowing is half the battle.

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • 11:08 AM

US, Mexico Launch Joint Project to Tackle Root Causes of Central American Migration

The “Sembrando Oportunidades” project will combine efforts from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Watch ‘The Facility,’ a Close-Up of ICE Abuses During COVID (VIDEO)

‘The Facility’ documents through video-conference recordings of the testimony of two immigrants, interned at Irwin for months at the start of the pandemic, how immigrant detention centers were grossly ill-prepared to handle the spread of COVID-19.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 1:09 PM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

US to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 12:36 PM

Report: Refugees Endure Civil Rights Abuses at U.S.-Mexico Border

In October, Lawyers for Civil Rights sent a delegation to investigate the treatment of refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border and discovered numerous instances of civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 5:41 PM

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