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Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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Juanita Mora recalls the exact moment that inspired her to be a doctor. Her mother had fallen ill with kidney disease….COVID-19, Infection Control
Dr. Veronica Ramirez is the first physician in her family. The youngest of four children, Ramirez grew up in Escondido…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Infection Control
News of a cancer diagnosis is the last thing anyone wants to hear. It can be especially devastating for a teenager wit…Cancer, Clinical Trials
“It was kind of a fluke.” That’s how Angelina Vazquez Felsing describes the events that led to her diagnosis of lung ca…Clinical Trials, Latino Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among people of Hispanic and Latino descent in the United States. A…Cancer, Clinical Trials
Late nights studying had become the norm for young Jorge Moreno. While he poured over his college textbooks, Jorge recal…Infection Control
Growing up, David Acosta was blessed to be part of a loving Latino family with his mother and father, four brothers, and…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Dr. Denice Cora-Bramble loves children. From an early age, she knew that she wanted to be a pediatrician. Her profession…Embracing Immigrants, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Gabriela Mistral, born as Lucila Godoy Alcayaga in Chile, was the first Latina author to receive the Nobel Prize in Lite…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases