Health

Texas Hospitals Delaying Care Over Abortion Ban, Letter Says

Some hospitals in Texas have reportedly refused to treat patients with major pregnancy complications for fear of violating the state’s abortion ban, the Texas Medical Association said in a letter this week.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona’s ‘Personhood’ Abortion Law

A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.

  • Jul 12, 2022
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Abortion Rights Advocates in Argentina Show Solidarity With US Protesters

On Monday, June 27, dozens of reproductive justice advocates marched on the U.S. embassy in Argentina to condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,’ which overturned the landmark 1973 decision in ‘Roe v. Wade.’

  • Jul 7, 2022
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How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Mental Health

The profound Indigenous connection to nature has existed for centuries, including the dread and depression caused by environmental changes. Climate change harms Native people’s sensitive relationships to plants, water, animals, and land and threatens their way of life, including learned skills, customs, and traditions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 11:34 AM

How Latinos Are Responding to the Overturning of ‘Roe v Wade’

“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”

  • Jun 28, 2022
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Overturning ‘Roe v. Wade’ Is Disastrous for Latina Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (OPINION)

It is even harder for pregnant people facing gender-based violence to make informed, active choices about when, how, and if they want to grow their families. In order for Latinas to thrive, and to do that, we must resecure the rights, access, and power to determine our own destinies.

  • Jun 24, 2022
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Opioid Crisis Among Puerto Ricans in the Bronx Goes Largely Unnoticed

The New York City Department of Health carried out a 2020 survey analyzing overdose deaths among Latinos, and Puerto Ricans represented the highest number of opioid deaths by a landslide. Out of 635 reported fatal overdoses, 232 were Puerto Ricans.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 1:54 PM

We Need to Discuss Mental Health in the Latinx Community (OPINION)

Open and honest conversations about mental health in our communities are a start. Chats at home with our parents, tíos, and aunties, with our neighbors and comadres, and especially our children, will move us in the right direction.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 1:57 PM

Hundreds March in Puerto Rico in Defense of Abortion Rights

A green wave of pro-choice demonstrators washed over Old San Juan on Saturday, May 28 —the International Day of Action for Women’s Health— to demand abortion rights be protected in the face of legislative attacks.

  • May 31, 2022
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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

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