U.N. Called On To Change Focus on Drugs

The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice finished this week in New York, where the U.N. General Assembly was conducting a special session on the world problem of drugs. There, the caravan members from several different countries sought to demand profound changes in the so-called war on drugs.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Mexico, Health |
Frente a Naciones Unidas. Foto: Moysés Zúñiga Santiago

(Español) “El impacto del respaldo de Estados Unidos a la Guerra contra las Drogas en América Central y México, alternativas”

(Español) Los panelistas estarán informando sobre las visitas que hicieron a las zonas y comunidades que han sufrido el trágica impacto humano de la referida guerra contra las drogas. Mil líderes del mundo firmaron una carta la ONU.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health |
obese latino kids

(Español) Jóvenes con diabetes: ¿en crisis?

(Español) ¿Qué hacer para impedir que nuestras familias contraigan diabetes y cómo podemos poder echar la mano a los más afectados, los desasegurados? ¿Cómo prevenir la diabetes?

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health |

Kids with Diabetes: In Crisis?

MONDAY, APRIL 4. PROGRAM # 7753 12:00 PM PT Kids with Diabetes: In Crisis? Researchers found that a majority of adults in California, and even worse, one third of young adults, have pre-diabetes or diabetes, in a strong indication that the epidemic is out of control. Many people do not get tested because of lack […]

Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Health |
Se hacen la prueba de la diabetes. Foto: Araceli Martínez.

For Diabetics, Health Insurance Even More Crucial

For those who suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes, having health insurance is crucial for treatment and improving quality of life. Araceli Martínez takes us to a community clinic in Los Angeles where staff is trying to increase the number of diabetics with health insurance, and help them obtain regular care.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration, Health |
Nicolasa Ramírez, muestra patio contaminado, donde jugaban sus nietos. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

Latino Communities in Los Angeles Fight to Clean Up Toxic Lead

After intense protest by local leaders and residents, this week California approved millions of dollars in funding to clean up the dangerous lead from the neighborhoods. Our correspondent in Los Angeles, Rubén Tapia, reports from the affected communities, in the first of a series of stories about this massive lead pollution. This story is part of our new series, “Hablando de la Raza.”

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health |
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Immigrant Parents Prepare for New Health Insurance for Kids in California

In May, a law will go into effect that extends state health insurance Medi-Cal to a quarter million undocumented minors. From Los Angeles, Araceli Martinez reports on how parents are preparing to receive this huge benefit for their children.

Posted in Comunidad Alerta, Homepage Feature, Immigration, Health |

Finding the Uninsured Kids.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25. PROGRAM # 7726 12:00 PM PT Finding the Uninsured Kids. Latino advocates are trying to find the remaining uninsured children in California, state that despite making historic gains in cutting down the number of uninsured children still has more than 300,000 of Latino kids without health coverage. Beginning in May, undocumented kids […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections, Health |

Zika Virus Outbreak. Also, Massive Lead Contamination.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8. PROGRAM # 7713 12:00 PM PT Zika Virus Outbreak. The Zika virus is now a global health emergency. Puerto Rico and parts of Florida have declared a state of emergency due to the rapid spread of the outbreak of this virus, which is associated with brain damage in newborns. Now the first […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Health |

The Politics Behind Nutritional Guidelines

Scientists had warned the government about the huge risks of eating red and processed meats and sugary drinks. Marco Vinicio González presents the anlaysis of one of the members of the advisory committee.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health |

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