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Number of Latino Doctors Shrinkens As Latino Population Grows

The Latino population has increased at an accelerated pace in the U.S. in the last 20 years. But the number of Latino doctors has not corresponded to that jump, but instead, has decreased in proportion.

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Aid in Dying Laws. Also, Marijuana Laws and the Drug War. Also, Obama’s Farewell.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 PROGRAM # 7973 12:00 PM PST. Aid in Dying Laws. This month, a Colorado law allowing terminally ill patients to take their own lives using prescribed medication goes into effect. Colorado became the sixth state to allow the right to medical aid in dying after voters approved a proposition in November. What […]

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Mumps Cases Spike, Raising Questions About Need For Vaccine Boosters

Dr. Janell Routh, a medical epidemiologist for the CDC who specializes in mumps, said it’s not surprising outbreaks are occurring on college campuses, where students often live in close quarters, eat together and party together. Dr. Dirk Haselow, the state’s epidemiologist and medical director of outbreak response, said the state’s health department has been holding clinics in places like churches, and schools to dispense the MMR vaccine.

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Republicans Take First Steps toward Repealing Obamacare

This week the 115th Congress began sessions among mutual expressions of collaboration between the Republican majority and the Democratic minority. But the climate of bipartisanism was short-lived.

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(Español) Ensayos clínicos sobre cáncer benefician a pocos pacientes de las minorías

(Español) Otro obstáculo para la participación de las minorías en nuevos ensayos clínicos, es que desconocen la manera de encontrarlos. O viven en áreas de menor acceso a centros para curar el cáncer, y por si fuera poco “cuando tienen cáncer son más propensos a tener también otras enfermedades crónicas mal controladas como la diabetes, que los hacen inelegibles para los estudios”.

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María Luisa Ayala, una anciana sin hogar recibió un plato de comida por el Día de Acción de Gracias en la parroquia de la Placita Olvera (Foto: Araceli Martínez/La Opinión)

A poor Christmas for the most forgotten ones in ‘La La Land’

(Español) Una de cada siete personas – aproximadamente 1.4 millones en el condado de Los Ángeles – experimenta inseguridad alimentaria, según el Banco Regional de Alimentos de Los Ángeles. Muchos no saben de dónde vendrá su próxima comida.

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(Español) La Ley de Cuidados de Salud Costeable goza de buena salud

(Español) Derogar a ACA no va a ser inmediato ni tampoco tan fácil, dicen expertos. Porque se tiene que restituir la cobertura a todos los derechohabientes que cuentan ahora con un plan de salud, y eso pasa por un proceso legislativo que tomaría unos seis meses y significa una inversión enorme, que tal vez el nuevo gobierno no podría fácilmente solventar,

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Hunger and Obesity Among Latinos. Also, Latino Youth at High Risk.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 PROGRAM # 7957 12:00 PM PST. Hunger and Obesity Among Latinos. Latino families in California suffer from higher rates of hunger, obesity, and overweight in part because they are low-income and live in communities with fewer healthy food retailers. An advocate discusses the findings of this research. Guest: Alejandra Gepp, Asociate Director, […]

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California Lawmakers Aim To Pay Dentists More To Treat Poor Patients

California Lawmakers Aim To Pay Dentists More To Treat Poor Patients By Ana B. Ibarra Lawmakers have introduced a bill aiming to improve Denti-Cal, the state’s dental program for the poor — a program that was subject to a scathing independent audit earlier this year. The proposed legislation, mostly sponsored by Republicans, is among the […]

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California Hopes $3 Billion Experiment Will Improve Health Of Neediest

(Español) Riverside County plans to connect former inmates with health clinics and social services. Orange County hopes to get homeless residents into housing — and help them stay there. Placer County is opening a respite center where homeless patients can go after they leave the hospital.

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