New report reveals medical community apt to miss Alzheimer’s diagnosis in older Latinos

LatinaLista — Forgetfulness and confusion are often laughed off when it strikes someone who claims to be having a “senior moment.” But it’s no laughing matter when they are symptoms of Alzheimer’s, a disease that is the sixth leading cause of death among all Americans and for which there is no way to prevent it,…

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Latinos one of three groups leading nation’s obesity rate

LatinaLista — March may be more widely recognized as Women’s History Month but it’s also the time of year to celebrate National Nutrition Month. These days, with everyone focused on being the “biggest loser,” or wondering if they should “ask Jenni,” nutrition is becoming synonymous with losing weight. Fortunately, for many people, losing weight can…

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Spotlight Non-profit: Welcoming Latino elderly to their golden years

LatinaLista — According to the most recent data from the Administration on Aging, the number of Latino senior citizens stood at 2.7 million in 2008. Latino senior citizens comprise 6.8 percent of the total senior population. It’s projected that by 2019 Latino senior citizens, aged 65 and over, will be the largest racial/ethnic group in…

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CDC reports rate of HIV infection among Latinas is nearly four times that of white women

LatinaLista — Since March is a month dedicated to women and women’s issues, it’s not surprising that today, March 10, isn’t just another Thursday. It’s actually National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day or NWGHAAD for short. It’s been known for a while that AIDS no longer just impacts the lesbian and gay communities. Nearly…

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Study shows empathy key to closing racial disparities in healthcare

LatinaLista — There are two instances that universally trigger the “Awww” reaction — seeing the face of a baby and the face of a baby animal, such as, a puppy, monkey, kitten, etc. The image of innocence can’t help but pull at the heartstrings. Without even working at it, most people find themselves automatically empathizing…

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