Tag Archives: Latinos

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Video: New bilingual ‘dramedy’ web series brings the issue of kidney disease home to Latinos

Video: New bilingual ‘dramedy’ web series brings the issue of kidney disease home to Latinos

LatinaLista — With the holiday season quickly approaching, most of us will put on hold eating healthy. Unfortunately, for a lot of Latinos, this salute to the holidays will only aggravate such health problems as: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. By themselves, these ‘diseases’ are bad enough but what makes them worse are that

In the aftermath of the presidential election, it’s time for Latinos to start reclaiming their image

LatinaLista — Now that Latinos have gained credibility in the eyes of mainstream media and Main Street USA by making the difference in Obama’s re-election, Latinos need to start the real work of reclaiming the Latino image. In the aftermath of the election when Sunday morning network roundtable discussions were busy dissecting, analyzing and commenting

New Latino faith survey reveals 97 percent are proud of Hispanic heritage

LatinaLista — Now that the Latino population has fully come on the radar of American politicians and businesses, everyone is trying to figure out Latinos. The latest study claiming to shed light is “Hispanic America: Faith, Values & Priorities” produced in partnership with the American Bible Society and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, among


Alarming rates of diabetes in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood call for preventive measures

By Sandra Treviño Extra News November is National Diabetes Awareness month. According to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. If current trends continue, as many as 1 in 3 adults in the US could have diabetes by 2050. Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood stands out

World Diabetes Day — An observance that should be on every Latino’s calendar

LatinaLista — Obesity is at a crisis stage in the Latino community. The Office of Minority Health reported in September that: Among Mexican American women, 78 percent are overweight or obese, as compared to only 60.3 percent of the non-Hispanic White women. In 2010, Hispanic Americans were 1.2 times as likely to be obese than

Overwhelming support of Obama gives rise to new questions for Latinos’ political future

LatinaLista — If there is one crystal clear revelation about the Latino electorate from election night polling data, it’s that the overriding sentiment among the majority of Latino voters is that the GOP does not share their values — anymore. Poll data underscoring this reality is repeatedly surfacing in analysis after analysis. The latest data