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How a Unique Café is Using Food to Fight Cancer

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:00 What you eat can affect your cancer risk. That’s important for Latinos, for whom cancer is the No. 1 killer. Cervical, liver, and prostate cancer are some of the most common types that disproportionately affect Latinos. How can food help? Your diet can help combat...

How a ‘Neighborhood Health Action Center’ Could Solve Latino Health Inequities

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 08:01 Imagine: You are a 20-year-old Latina new mother in East Harlem, N.Y. You already live in a poor neighborhood that has a higher infant mortality rate than the nearby, wealthy Upper East Side. Now, as you leave the hospital, you need resources to care for yourself and...

Community Heroes Create Bigger, Better Ways for Families to Play

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 09:04 Kids need places to play to be healthy. Physical activity is proven to help control weight, reduce risk of disease, strengthen muscles, and improve mental health. But Latino families are more likely than white families to live in neighborhoods with no recreational...

Commentary: A Bad Pepsi Ad, Exploitation of Latino Kids, and the Cost of Obesity

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 08:18 Have you seen Pepsi’s soda ad that it yanked after big public outrage? Pepsi (via Vox) It shows a staged protest with good-looking multicultural crowd and model Kendall Jenner. Jenner gives a Pepsi to a police officer. He smiles, everyone’s happy. Social justice...

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