- 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...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Earlier this year, Univision worked with Latinum to get a better understanding of how Hispanics access healthcare information, how much they trust these sources and how they take action when receiving information.
The results were consistent with research conducted by Pew in 2008. Hispanics have the same motivators and attitudes in how they receive healthcare information, and they can still be reached the same way,...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
An annual report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) examines the number of applicants and students admitted into medical schools each year. According to the latest report, there was an increase of 3 percent in the number of medical school applications submitted in 2011 compared to 2010. For Hispanic applicants, the number also increased. Latino students accounted for eight percent of the total applications in 2011.
The same trend was seen on the total number of first year enrollees to U.S. medical schools. Among Latinos, the number of first year enrolled students in 2011 was reported at 1,633 - a three percent increase compared to the 1,539 Latino students enrolled in 2010. Eight percent of...