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In the most isolated areas of Latin America, microcredits are saving the lives of indigenous women
Doña Manuela Tzoc received a life-saving diagnosis after receiving a microloan. Throughout Latin America, microcredit networks are a playing an important role in delivering health services to some of the region's poorest, most isolated and most neglected populations.
Health providers, patients and communities working together can increase...
Op-ed: Working together to support healthy habits
At the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) we put people and communities at the center of our work. We collaborate with national and local partners to encourage people to take charge of their health by adopting healthy habits and lifestyles. We are especially excited to support Univision’s Healthy Habits campaign, which aims to raise awareness among Latinos to achieve a healthier lifestyle by taking small steps that will have big benefits in their future.
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Activists call for an end to violence against women in El Salvador
"We want to live!" On International Women's Day, March 8, women of all ages marched through the streets of San Salvador to speak out against abuse and to advocate for laws to protect them.
Ivan Velazquez, 27, was born in Los Angeles, California, to immigrant pa...
These Americans are crossing into Tijuana to seek rehab for opioid addiction
Due to the high cost of U.S. healthcare, immigrants whose children are addicted to opioids have begun taking them to rehab in Mexico. We visited one such clinic in Tijuana.
"My daughter-in-law always tells me 'you are in a luxury hotel' and...
A second home: everything you need to know about assisted living facilities
Carmen Saleta has managed to be happy and stay active in a senior residence. We explain how, while experts help you and your family prepare for life as a senior.
Do you need help taking care of a relative? Here are some success stories
Belkis Nieto and Amy Ruiz's stories help explain the challenges that come with taking care of elderly relatives with degenerative diseases, such as dementia or Alzheimer's, and the importance of support and financial help along the way.
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Taking care of an elderly person? Learn from these caregivers
In the U.S., 21 percent of family caregivers are Hispanic. For many Latinos, taking care of a loved one is a noble and worthy duty. It can also be a stressful, unpaid, full-time job. But a number of programs offer support for caregivers and their families.
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In photos: They take care of older adults; these are their stories
Taking care of an elderly person is a stressful, full-time job for many women everyday. Some programs can help to alleviate the physical and emotional burden.
Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) during...
Scott Lloyd, the devout government official on a mission to prevent undocumented minors from having abortions
He doesn't have much experience in immigration issues, but he has spent many years fighting against the right to an abortion. Since he was appointed by Trump in March, the director of the Office for Refugee Resettlement has given himself veto power over attempts to end pregnancies, including that of Jane Doe in Texas.
Today laws require health plans to cover mental health services just as...
Speak up about your mental health: 60% of the people do not get proper treatment
The stigma that surrounds depression or anxiety forces many to deal with those issues by themselves without seeking help. But there is nothing to be ashamed, explains the doctor Reena Pande.
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Edna is a sexually active student. Without Obamacare she cannot afford contraceptives
Republican senators continue this week to seek ways to repeal the existing health care law known as Obamacare. Their proposal includes a halt in reimbursement for Medicaid patients who visit Planned Parenthood’s clinics. This is the testimony of a 27-year-old woman who relies on the reproductive health services offered by the organization.
The billing agent said, "Why do you illegals come to this country?...
"She humiliated me in the midst of the pain": When a trip to the ER comes with hate
A reader tells Univision she was verbally abused at a hospital in the midst of an illness. The woman, an undocumented immigrant, says she's never felt more fearful during the more than 20 years she's lived in the United States. A lawyer responds: "Whether or not you're undocumented is not relevant to your care."
"No sé qué haría sin los programas que tengo a...
'It's frightening': the parents of a child with disabilities describe their fear of Medicaid cuts
This family from Central Florida is afraid of losing medical coverage and other benefits that help pay for their child's therapy, food and diapers. "I’m worried that the whole foundation of our life could collapse," says the boy's father.
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Possible cuts to Medicaid spell hardship for this family
Jason Stein is a nine-year-old disabled boy who lives with his parents in central Florida and depends on assistance provided by the government healthcare program for medical services, therapies and medications.
"Today I think those things happened in my life because they had a...
"In Guatemala there is a lot of violence against children. You have no way out."
Ale, a 17-year-old indigenous immigrant from Guatemala, is currently a student at Met West High School and part of the 67 Sueños program in Oakland.