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If poor neighborhood = poor Health, relocation is one solution – Video

If poor neighborhood = poor Health, relocation is one solution – Video

Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aging, undocumented and uninsured immigrants challenge cities and states

Aging, undocumented and uninsured immigrants challenge cities and states

As with the rest of America, the population of people living here illegally is aging and beginning to develop the same health problems that plague senior citizens generally and are a lot more expensive to treat: chronic diseases, cognitive disorders and physical injuries.

January 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Why do people with Asian heritage get flushed after drinking alcohol?

Why do people with Asian heritage get flushed after drinking alcohol?

If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you’re not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) experience facial flushing when drinking beer, wine or spirits.

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
New maternal mortality strategy relies on ‘medical homes’

New maternal mortality strategy relies on ‘medical homes’

The medical homes provide the most advanced obstetrical care, but they also seek to alleviate nonmedical circumstances that could put mother and child in jeopardy, such as addiction, domestic abuse and a lack of secure housing and healthy food.

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Training new doctors right where they’re needed

Training new doctors right where they’re needed

Dr. Olga Meave didn’t mind the dry, 105-degree heat that scorched this Central Valley city on a recent afternoon. The sweltering summer days remind her of home in Sonora, Mexico. So do the people of the Valley — especially the Latino first-generation immigrants present here in large numbers, toiling in the fields or piloting big rigs laden with fruits and vegetables.

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Home visits help new parents overcome tough histories, raise healthy children

Home visits help new parents overcome tough histories, raise healthy children

Home visitor programs help new parents raise healthy children and overcome poverty, substance abuse, depression and domestic violence. The federal home visiting program provided guidance to 160,000 parents and children in 2016 – but its funding is now in doubt.

August 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
More immigrant children in U.S. illegally to receive health care

More immigrant children in U.S. illegally to receive health care

Twenty-seven states allow immigrant children with legal residency to access Medicaid, and those states are entitled to matching federal Medicaid dollars. But the bigger need, advocates for immigrants say, is for children without legal residency, whose family incomes are often low enough to otherwise qualify them for Medicaid.

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fighting AIDS in the Deep South: Glimmers of Hope

Fighting AIDS in the Deep South: Glimmers of Hope

Southern states have the highest rates of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease, and the most people dying from it. As AIDS death rates decline in the U.S., they are also declining in the region, albeit more slowly.

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Quantity over quality? Minorities shown to get an excess in ineffective care

Quantity over quality? Minorities shown to get an excess in ineffective care

Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but they’re also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services.

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reluctant patients, Hispanic men pose a costly challenge to the health system

Reluctant patients, Hispanic men pose a costly challenge to the health system

Women across all races are more likely to seek care than men. But the gender gap in the Hispanic community is especially troubling to health care providers. Studies show that Latino men are much less likely than Latinas to get treatment.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More