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Hurricane Maria: Death toll in Puerto Rico much higher, estimated at 2,975, new study finds

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–  Hurricane Maria killed far more people in Puerto Rico than initially thought, accounting for an estimated 2,975 deaths on the island from September 2017 through February 2018, according to a new analysis. The study found that those in low-income areas, and elderly men, were at greatest risk of dying. The independent analysis […]

Suggested resources

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Greetings, The list of suggested site came from an 13 year Puerto Rican, who requested we added to our site so that we can provide information to help “Hispanic people who are trying to get healthy.” Thank you Isabel! –Jaime Torres Here they are: http://blog.unidosus.org/2017/09/29/state-latino-childrens-mental-health/ https://www.holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-o-z/traditions/210-a-guide-to-hispanic-healing-herbs.html https://www.medicareadvantage.com/latino-health-resource-guide https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/hispanic-health/index.html http://www.latamesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/ http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/awareness-programs/latino-programs/hhm/  

Puerto Rico’s Wounded Medicaid Program Faces Even Deeper Cuts

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

by Sarah Varney–KHN Blue tarps still dot rooftops, homes lack electricity needed to refrigerate medicines, and clinics chip away at debts incurred from running generators. Yet despite these residual effects from last year’s devastating hurricanes, Puerto Rico is moving ahead with major cuts to its health care safety net that will affect more than a […]

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