- Author: Rice University Office of Public Affairs by Amy Hodges
Immigration to the U.S. may result in increased smoking in Latino and Asian women, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University, Duke University and the University of Southern California.
The study, “Gender, Acculturation and Smoking Behavior Among U.S. Asian and Latino Immigrants,” examines smoking prevalence and frequency among Asian and Latino U.S. immigrants. The research focuses on how gender...
- 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...