Latina Women and Cervical Cancer

 

A research study shows Latinas in the U.S. have the highest rates of cervical cancer.

A research study shows Latinas in the U.S. have the highest rates of cervical cancer.

A health website dedicated to serving minority women with information regarding health care and many types of serious illnesses affecting many communities brings an alarming issue that many Latinas in the U-S are facing right now.

 

The website www.womenshealth.gov reveals that Latina women have the highest rates of cervical cancer and the second highest death rates from cervical cancer.

The U.S. Census Bureau for 2000 shows that Latinos alone make up nearly 33% of the population in the california.

A  high percentage of Latina women help make up this big percentage.

There is a rising concern for Latina women who are vulnerable to cervical cancer.

Many of these women are younger generations who have been born and raised in this country. Because they have adapted more to the American culture– they are more likely to participate in unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and poor nutrition all major factors that can contribute to cervical cancer.

Another rising concern Latina women who do not have health insurance and their lack of health care.

The National Coalition on Health Care says the percentage and the number of uninsured Latinos  increased to 32.1 percent in 2007.

This number is expected to rise now that President Obama has proposed a new health care reform that leaves non U.S. citizens out of the picture.

This new reform makes it less accessible for many immigrants currently leaving in the United States who need and depend on the proper health care especially Latina women who fall under this category.

The new issue focuses on this particular group and how they are going to be able to access health care if they have cervical cancer.

Women of all race and differences should have the right to healthcare and determine a solution to help decrease the amount of women in contact with cervical cancer.

But no matter where this country stands politically with its issues, women of all races and ethnical backgrounds end up having to wait in line for a right  only to be reminded that is actually a privilege.

New Concerns for Latinos and a New Health Plan

Health care debaters in the Senate pushed to limit access to health insurance for immigrants and President Obama says they are not covered under his new health plan. This obviously raises concerns for this group who have one more limitation to worry about.

But with this new health plan that excludes a large part of our working population–many are concerned about unexpected health issues and their lack of access to health care.

Many of these immigrants in the U-S are already seeking alternative health care such as holistic healings and home remedies to assure some sort illness prevention.

But many with more serious health issues have a bigger concern for getting a health care provider.

Although this issue continues to be an ongoing debate both in Congress and in many communities–this issue is more likely to affect someone you know, love, or care about especially since a large percentage of non-U.S. citizens live in this country.

Advanced Health

In an article that was published last week, I read how doctors and scientists can easily tell much about a person’s health by merely examining certain body parts.  For example, looking into the eye, particularly the pupil, can reveal if someone is at risk for diabetes.

The epidermis and feet are also good indicators of health and can also reveal information about a person’s susceptibility to diabetes.  The link to the article follows below.

Body Part’s Health Indicators

Critical Disparities in Latino Mental Health

I was looking for information about any organization helping the Latino communities regarding mental Health. I found this interesting Report from National Council of La Raza. The name of this study is “Critical Disparities in Latino Mental Health: Transforming Research into Action”.

This study

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