- Author: pewtrusts.org by Sophie Quinton
On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it's rarely in English. Sometimes it's Hindi. Or Dari. Or Hmong. Or Russian.
Maas is fluent in English and Spanish, but that gets her only so far. She often has to hop on the phone with a medical interpreter, who relays her questions to the patient and then translates the patient's answers. “It just takes a little more time,” the nurse practitioner said.
The future of American health care looks a lot more like the Salud clinic than Norman Rockwell's iconic...
- Author: Foxnews.com
Latino patients with limited English skills may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than other diabetics in the U.S. even when they see Spanish-speaking doctors, a recent study suggests.
When researchers studied 31,000 patients with diabetes who received insurance and healthcare through Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, they found that about 60 percent of Spanish-speaking Latino patients skipped filling prescriptions at least 20 percent of the time in the two years after they were told they needed the drugs to help control the disease.
That rate was only about 52 percent among English-speaking Latino patients and 38 percent among white patients.
"Latino patients with diabetes, even when...
About six-in-ten U.S. adult Hispanics (62%) speak English or are bilingual, according to an analysis of the Pew Research Center's 2013 National Survey of Latinos. Hispanics in the United States break down into three groups when it comes to their use of language: 36% are bilingual, 25% mainly use English and 38% mainly use Spanish. Among those who speak English, 59% are bilingual.
Latino adults who are the children of immigrant parents are most likely to be bilingual. Among this group, 50% are bilingual, according to the Center 2013 survey. As of 2012, Latinos with immigrant parents...
- Author: Hispanically Speaking News
Spanish-speakers tend to express themselves in a more positive way than do the speakers of other languages, according to a study published by the University of Vermont, and reported in Hispanically Speaking News.
The selection of positive words was higher among people who express themselves in Spanish than among people who speak the nine other languages examined in the study: English, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Russian, Indonesian, Arabic and Korean.
Communication among Spanish-speakers is not only very positive but also “the...