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Shortage of Hispanic Doctors Even As Population Grows

As the diverse health needs of the Hispanic population grow, so does the need for doctors who can understand them. ConsejoSano participated at the 20th National Hispanic Medical Association Conference addressing the shortage of doctors with the language skills and cultural familiarity needed to serve the Hispanic population.

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Battling Childhood Obesity in Hispanics, Still, by Frank DiMaria

In June of 2005, Hispanic Outlook reported on the health of the children living in Rio Grande City, a border town in Starr County, Texas, one of the poorest counties in the U.S. Most of the children living there were Mexican American, and at the time, their rates of obesity were among some of the highest in the nation. Unfortunately, little has changed in the past 11 years for the children of Starr County and for Hispanic children in general, according to Nancy F. Butte, Ph.D, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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When studies are conducted about what professions will be in high demand in the future, health care tops most lists. It makes sense that Hispanic health care workers would be a significant part of that demand, but until now no empirical evidence existed that measured Hispanic health care needs of the present and future. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken a closer look at how to provide medical services to a burgeoning Latino population. The schools on our top 25 list conferring the most healthcare related degrees to Hispanics are important to fulfilling the health care needs to this growing demographic. Here is the CDC’s summary of their report.