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SaludToday A new risk-prediction breast cancer model based entirely on data from Latino women provides a more accurate assessment of Latina women’s risk of developing breast cancer than existing models. The model presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) used data from the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study, “focused on 1,086 […]

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SaludToday  The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is launching “Fresh Empire” a hip-hop themed anti-tobacco campaign targeted at Latinos and Blacks. “Unfortunately, the health burdens of tobacco use disproportionately affect minority teens – particularly African American and Hispanic youth,” said Jonca Bull, M.D., the FDA’s Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health in a press release. “The ‘Fresh […]

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By Lisa Rapaport Reuters Health Cancer remains the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., driven in large part by lung malignancies in men and breast tumors in women, a new report finds. This year, Hispanics in the U.S. will experience 125,900 new cases of cancer and 37,800 deaths from cancer, the report […]

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SaludToday Compared to the general women population in the U.S. the rate of breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings are low among Latinas. In a new study published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, researchers attribute the low rates among Latinas to age and fear of cancer diagnosis. The research was conducted by […]

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By TX State Rep. Ruth McClendon Jones LatinaLista Fifteen years ago, Congress officially acknowledged a very troubling fact: this country has a problem with race and health. At that time, a study by the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, titled “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care,” confirmed what many […]

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LatinaLista — The battle for immigration reform has evolved to mean much more than just overhauling an antiquated admissions system into the country. Another issue that is now getting equal billing with the demand for putting undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship is reuniting families separated by deportations. The frustration felt by many advocating […]

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By Vanessa Piña The Venture The MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health and Science Center have partnered up with a purpose to reduce cancer among Hispanics in Texas. This program was designed under the Texas Regional Community Network Program, Latinos Contra El Cancer, to diminish the number of cancer cases in […]

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SaludToday Gabriel, a part-time student with no insurance, is an acute myeloid leukemia survivor. But he hadn’t had any checkups for nearly three years. Then he found LIVESTRONG cancer services, which help the uninsured with accessing medical treatments and medical devices, finding assistance with insurance denials/appeals, handling debt and financial management issues related to a […]

By Diana Bejarano Latina Still Standing I know most mothers in general are usually very protective of their children – but there is something about a Latina mother and protecting her “ninos y ninas.” There is also something to be said about a mother’s intuition. That is what Jennie Flores did when her little girl […]

By Diana Bejarano Latina Still Standing A Latina Still Standing survivor who beat the odds! For six months, while going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she woke up every day, rallied up the strength to go to work as the “Mid-Day Diva” disc jockey on Mega 104.3 local radio station. What some of her loyal […]

SaludToday Latino patients reported significantly higher rates of pain, numbness, cognition difficulties, vomiting and severe sadness than non-Hispanics in a recent survey of 622 cancer patients awaiting appointments at three hospitals in the Bronx, New York City’s poorest borough, Internal Medicine News reports. About 45% of Hispanic patients reported moderate to severe pain, more than […]

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