Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Organizations Working to Raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS among Latinos On World AIDS Day

Today, marks the 26th annual World AIDS Day, a day reserved by the international community to show their support and solidarity with those battling the AIDS virus and the people who have died from the disease. Studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that the infection rate is disproportionately high among Latinos, […]

Latino Teens Less Likely to Commit Suicide than Non-Latinos

According to new data from JAMA Psychiatry, one in 25 U.S. teenagers aged 13-18 has attempted suicide while one in either has thought about it. While alarming, a previous study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that Latinos were less likely to commit suicide when compared to non-Latinos ages 15-19. “This is very complicated,” […]

Flu Season: Latinos Less Likely to Receive Flu Vaccine

Latinos are less likely to receive the flu vaccine when compared to other ethnic groups, a fact influenced by limited access to medical care, revealed Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, a medical epidemiologist with the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in an ABC News report. The lack of inoculations is particularly concerning, he added, because Latinos […]

Latinos Still at Higher Risk of Diabetes than Other Groups

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and statistics reveal that Latinos develop diabetes 1.5 times greater than White Americans, making Latinos one of the top racial and ethnic groups at higher disk of diabetes. Many researchers believe that Latino Americans run a higher risk of having diabetes due to inherited genes from ancestors. In addition, poverty, […]