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New study shows undocumented immigrants aren’t packing hospital emergency rooms

LatinaLista — The latest Rasmussen poll regarding Arizona’s immigration law says it found that 55% Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona’s For Their State. It’s not surprising given that the foundation of all the immigration legislation enacted thus far in various states is based partly on fact and a lot of fiction. For example, two of

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