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New vision campaign focuses on the poor state of Latino eye health

LatinaLista — When it comes to taking care of vision problems, unless it’s full-blown blindness, too many Latinos just don’t pay attention. In fact, Latinos suffer from “visual impairment, blindness, diabetic eye disease and cataracts” more than any other ethnic group. An unique study called the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES), and published in

Latina health care concerns warrant deeper coverage

By Ada Alvarez LatinaLista CHICAGO — “We need to talk about women’s health,” declared Dr. Janine Clayton, deputy director from the Office of Research on Women’s Health, as part of the three-speaker panel discussing “Women’s health research agenda: The coming decade,” at the recent Health Journalism conference in Chicago sponsored by the Association of Health

Protect Tomorrow campaign reminds all parents children need vaccines

LatinaLista — Polio, diptheria, whooping cough, measles. The idea that children can contract and die from any of these diseases, and others, is a foreign concept to most adults today but there was a time when these diseases ravaged communities and families. For that reason, immunizations were created to keep children from contracting these deadly

Latino families need to be vigilant against lead poisoning

LatinaLista — Who worries about lead poisoning these days? Evidently not many people. Otherwise, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wouldn’t have joined forces with the Ad Council and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning on a new national multimedia ad campaign to raise

Spotlight Non-profit: Working to keep the voices of Latino seniors in the national dialogue

LatinaLista — It’s often said that the most vulnerable of the population are its children. While that is true, it’s also true that a close second for that title are senior citizens. When language and cultural differences are thrown in the mix, then it becomes imperative that there be someone, some agency, who can advocate