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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
Lost in translation: When parents and pediatricians don’t speak the same language

Lost in translation: When parents and pediatricians don’t speak the same language

By Ana B. Ibarra Kaiser Health News When Margarita Ruiz takes her children to the doctor’s office, she has no choice but to trust that nurses and front desk staff are translating medical orders accurately. She doesn’t speak English, and her children’s pediatrician speaks very little Spanish. Ruiz, of Rosemead, Calif., said she feels grateful that […]

March 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Internet’s cloak of invisibility: How trolls are made

Internet’s cloak of invisibility: How trolls are made

By Pam Ramsden, Lecturer in Psychology University of Bradford,  Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Milo Yiannopoulos, a right-wing American journalist who is proud of his abusive online posts, was permanently banned from Twitter last year after a particularly offensive tirade. Yiannopoulos has often been described as a professional troll. So what makes a troll – professional or […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Some immigrants in California, fearful of deportation, shy away from Medicaid

Some immigrants in California, fearful of deportation, shy away from Medicaid

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Some foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but concerned about jeopardizing family members who lack permanent legal status, according to government […]

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obamacare came to Montana Indian Country and brought jobs

Obamacare came to Montana Indian Country and brought jobs

By Eric Whitney, Montana Public Radio Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act created new health coverage opportunities for more than half a million Native Americans and Alaska Natives — and jobs have followed on its coattails. In Montana, this is playing out at the Blackfeet Community Hospital. It’s the only hospital on the Blackfeet reservation, […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
US health care adjusts to a more diverse America

US health care adjusts to a more diverse America

By Sophie Quinton This story was a collaboration between Stateline and Politico. WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it’s […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
After officials sign off, Cleveland Clinic doctor secretly returns to US

After officials sign off, Cleveland Clinic doctor secretly returns to US

After Officials Sign Off, Cleveland Clinic Doctor Secretly Returns Home By Charles Ornstein ProPublica In a clandestine mission that had the makings of a hostage rescue, the Cleveland Clinic and its lawyers arranged for medical resident Suha Abushamma to fly back to the United States yesterday, more than a week after she was forced to […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cleveland Clinic doctor-in-training sues to come back to US

Cleveland Clinic doctor-in-training sues to come back to US

Cleveland Clinic Medical Trainee Sues to Come Back to U.S. By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A Cleveland Clinic doctor barred from entering the United States over the weekend by President Donald Trump’s travel ban is suing the president and his administration, seeking a writ of habeas corpus and an order that would allow her to come […]

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
US death rates rise among whites and American Indians, fall among Hispanics, blacks and Asian/Pacific Islanders

US death rates rise among whites and American Indians, fall among Hispanics, blacks and Asian/Pacific Islanders

Death rates among 25-49 year olds in the United States. From the National Institutes of Health Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs)  but increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), according to a comprehensive study of premature death rates for the entire U.S. population […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fighting opioid abuse in Indian country

Fighting opioid abuse in Indian country

By Christine Vestal Stateline AUBURN, Washington — When Misty Jones looks back on her drug-using years, she sees a pattern. Since she was 18, she’s been having babies, using drugs, losing custody of her babies, and trying to quit drugs so she can get them back. Now 36 and in recovery from heroin addiction for […]

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