Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Obesity Epidemic at All-Time High Among Latino, Low-Income Students

A new report from San Diego county revealed that many students are still overweight or obese, and many of them reside in low-income, disadvantaged communities. The obesity rate for Latino students is more than twice as high for Latino and low-income children. “Nearly in every corner of my street, there’s a fast-food restaurant,” said Kearny […]

Trump Slams Dems and Puerto Rico for Possible Government Shutdown

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that Democrats were attempting to bail out insurance companies and Puerto Rico from ObamaCare, and on Thursday, he went further to suggest Democrats were willing to shut down the government for the sake of Puerto Rico. Trump’s comments come in lieu of lobbying efforts by island officials, to close a Medicare […]

Latino Leaders Evaluate Trump’s First 100 Days

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of over 46 national Latino organizations, gathered on Wednesday to assess the Trump administration’s early impact on Latino issues. NHLA released its report, First 100 Days: Analysis of the Trump Administration’s early impact on Latino Priorities, and struggled to identify, even one area, where the administration has […]

Hispanics Among Minorities at Risk for Heart Disease at Normal Weight

According to a study published this week by the Annals of Internal Medicine, people of Hispanic, African American, and Asian descent could be at a higher risk for heart disease, even if they are not overweight or obese, in comparison to their non-minority counterparts. The research concluded the likelihood was 80 percent greater for Hispanics […]

Spike in Alzheimer’s Among Latinos Prompts Tough Conversations

With Latinos among the fastest-growing minority in the country, the number of Latinos with Alzheimer’s is also rising, expected to spike to more than eight times by 2060, roughly 3.5 million, per findings by the University of Southern California’s Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and the Latinos Against Alzheimer’s network. With advanced age as […]

Sole Latino Doctor in Congress, Raul Ruiz, is Unsettled by GOP Health Plan

Latinos make up 40 percent of uninsured Americans, a number that steadily dropped under the Affordable Care Act. Raul Ruiz, the only Latino doctor in Congress, is no stranger to long hours and laborious work; that same work ethic is now being put to the test, in the ongoing debate over the GOP health care […]

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP delusion on ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood

So Republicans plan to repeal ObamaCare. Now. Like this week. This is not a surprise given that is what they have been harping on for the past eight years. But what they haven’t done (or had to do until now) is present a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and give Americans confidence they […]

Comentarios From Maria: Is The Right To Bear Arms More Important Than The Right To Life?

In light of the tragic events of last week in Orlando, with the massacre at Pulse Night Club, where most of the victims were Latino and LGBT community, this week I want to give up my blog space to my colleague who was touched by that dreadful massacre, Dakar Lanzino: “The massacre at Pulse Night […]

Comentarios from Maria: We Don’t Have To Sacrifice Any Of Our Rights

In 2013, after losing the presidential election, the Republican Party ordered a thorough study on what they had to improve in order to win the White House. More than four years have passed since they released the “autopsy “. In plain view it seems that the Republicans have learned nothing from their mistakes, especially when […]

Trumpeting Progress, Obama Urges Return to Civility

Emboldened by the successes of the past seven years, the President took a somewhat nontraditional victory lap in last night’s State of the Union address, the last of his term. Obama employed less of the soaring rhetoric that he is known for and delivered his report card on his administration as well as his vision […]