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My newlywed wife ended her life on her terms. Brittany Maynard advocated for aid-in-dying laws

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Dan Diaz Nearly four years ago, my newlywed, 29-year-old wife, Brittany Maynard, peacefully ended the unrelenting suffering caused by terminal brain cancer, the same kind that killed Sen. John McCain. She took prescription aid-in-dying medication she obtained after we had to move from California to Oregon to utilize it’s Death with Dignity Act. […]

PUERTO RICAN SCIENTIST AND CIENCIAPR CO-FOUNDER RECEIVES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF HIS PIONEERING STUDIES

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

NEW HAVEN, CT – Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a Puerto Rican scientist, associate professor at Yale University and a co-adjunct professor at the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, was selected last month to receive two important recognitions from of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the leading scientific agencies […]

4 Takeaways On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll, In The Wake Of Trump’s Tweet Storm

Friday, September 14th, 2018

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to challenge the official count of the number of people who died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly a year ago. “3000 people did not die” in Puerto Rico, the president tweeted. The death toll from the Sept. 20 storm, […]

Why we can’t let the GOP upend a key part of McCain’s legacy

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

BY DANIEL E. DAWES, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/01/18  Today, we laid to rest arguably one of our country’s most notable war heroes, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The past week has been filled with a number of moving tributes and in-depth coverage of his legacy on the battlefield and on the Senate floor. While our political views differed in […]

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 […]

FEMA Report Acknowledges Failures in Puerto Rico Disaster Response

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

FEMA acknowledged for the first time it failed to properly prepare for last year’s hurricane season and was unable to provide the support victims needed in the wake of an unprecedented season of catastrophic storms, according to an internal report released this week by the federal agency. Most of the shortcomings focused on the response to […]

¿Qué es la diabetes y cómo se puede prevenir?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Más de 30 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos tienen diabetes y su incidencia ha alcanzado proporciones epidémicas en la comunidad hispana.  OPINIÓN JAIME R. TORRES,  Presidente de Latinos por Equidad en el Cuidado de Salud. La diabetes es una enfermedad en la que el nivel de glucosa sanguínea (también conocida como azúcar en la […]

Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Washington Post- CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — Miliana Montanez cradled her mother’s head as she lay dying on the floor of her bedroom here, gasping for air and pleading for help. There was nothing her family could do. It took 20 minutes to find cellular reception to make a 911 call. Inoperative traffic signals slowed down the […]

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