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Pool safety campaigns highlight Latino and black children’s high risk for drownings

LatinaLista — Temperatures are warming up. School is winding down. Kids are looking forward to doing their favorite summer activity — swimming. Unfortunately for too many Latino children swimming can be a death trap. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 62 percent of Latino children and 70 percent of black children between the

With food allergies on the rise, more parents push for legislation to keep their kids safe in school

By Susan Tharp LatinaLista A recent study found that one in 13 children in America suffer from food allergies. Unlike other childhood medical conditions, there is no cure for food allergies and they can linger an entire lifetime. What makes food allergies even more challenging is that trace amounts of a food allergen can cause

California stems summer learning loss among disadvantaged students with new educational campaign

LatinaLista — Summer break is only a few weeks away for most school children in the U.S. and while it’s the time of year every kid looks forward to, summer always brings mixed feelings from adults. For example, though parents enjoy the break from a rigid schedule, they worry about keeping their kids occupied with

New report shows the U.S. still failing new parents in providing protections for paid leave

LatinaLista — Nobody argues that parenting is hard work, and with all due respect to stay-at-home moms, those moms who find themselves having to return to work after giving birth to provide a decent quality of life for themselves and their children all too often suffer more stress and angst than their stay-at-home counterparts. While