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Hispanic Health News

May 2014 Archives

Argentine in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Finds Long-Lost Dad Via Facebook

Argentine in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Finds Long-Lost Dad Via Facebook

An Argentine woman suffering from leukemia used Facebook to find her father after nearly two decades without contact so that bone marrow donation tests can be performed on him, media outlets said Wednesday. continue reading »

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

Contrary to the drumbeat of criticism leveled against undocumented Americans that they are a drain on the economy for overusing hospital emergency rooms, a new study released this week found that their rate of emergency room utilization is half that of U.S. citizens. continue reading »

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

A study by Brazilian experts calculates that, in the worst case scenario, just 100 of the 600,000 foreign tourists who will visit Brazil during the World Cup soccer tourney scheduled to begin in June, or less than 0.02 percent of the total visitors, will contract dengue during their stay in the country. continue reading »

Chilean Heart-Transplant Recipient has Baby 10 Years Later

Chilean Heart-Transplant Recipient has Baby 10 Years Later

A Chilean woman who had a heart transplant in 2004 has given birth to a baby at the same hospital in Viña del Mar where she was operated 10 years previously, medical officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that he and Cuban counterpart Raul Castro agreed to set up a pharmaceutical plant in the Andean nation. continue reading »