- Author: Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
One of the results of having a burgeoning Hispanic population is the need for qualified Hispanic health care workers to address their medical needs, according to an article in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. It's not only a matter of being able to communicate with patients in Spanish, it is also a matter of being intimately acquainted with Hispanic culture that makes Hispanic health care workers so essential for the health and welfare of our changing demographics. And unless the number of Hispanics entering health fields increases, the U.S. faces a healthcare shortage within the next decade.
- Author: The Migration Information Source by Paula Leite, Ma. Adela Angoa, Xochitl Castañeda, Emily Felt, Marc Schenker, and Telesforo Ramirez
According to a report from the Migration Information Source, exclusion of unauthorized Mexican immigrants from the US public health system has not deterred migration, which is primarily driven by the demand for labor. It has, however, contributed to deepening social inequities in access to health care.
The Mexican immigrant population in the United States, in particular, experiences an unfavorable process of socioeconomic integration and, as a result, is less likely to be covered by health insurance programs, which is a major determinant in accessing medical services and enjoying long-term good health. Enrollment of Mexican immigrant...
A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to a brief prepared by Pew Hispanic Research Center. This estimate includes 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and 22.3 million born in the U.S. who self-identified as Hispanics of Mexican origin.
Mexicans are by far the largest Hispanic-origin population in the U.S., accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2012.
- Author: VOXXI by Hope Gillete
February is American Heart Month, and while awareness is important for people of all ages and ethnicities, certain groups—like Latinos—are at a higher risk for heart-related diseases.
Close the Gap, an awareness campaign created specifically to bring attention to heart health disparities, indicates heart diseases are a leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S..
Among Mexican American adults alone, for example, 34.4 percent of women and 31.6 percent of men suffer from cardiovascular disease.
According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Latinos born in the United States have...
- Author: American Heart Association
Hispanic Americans meet more heart-healthy goals than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a new study.
Compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, Hispanics had higher rates of ideal blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, were less likely to smoke, and were more likely to get recommended amounts of exercise. Like most Americans, however, too few Hispanics ate a heart-healthy diet and too many were overweight, the investigators found.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 16,000.../span>