Friday, May 24, 2024

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 Less Likely to Receive CPR than Whites

Studies suggest that Latinos are 30% less likely to receive CPR in the case of an emergency than Whites due to a lack of knowledge on how to perform the procedure. Researchers found that every year, about 300,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest, and most don’t survive. Of these victims, 80% collapse in their own homes. Dr. […]

Guest Blogger: Dr. Elena Rios “Telemedicine Critical for Latino Health”

As U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius wrote in the April 12th Huffington Post piece Health Equity Can’t Wait, it is “a time to raise awareness about the well-documented health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.” One of the keys to reducing health disparities in the future is to improve access, […]