Latinas and Skin Cancer: Facts You Should Know
Latinas and Skin Cancer: Facts You Should Know
By Celia Shatzman | 05/10/2013 - 11:59

Think skin cancer is not your problem? Think again.

Despite what you may have heard, it’s not just white people who are at risk for skin cancer. “The most common question I get from patients is, ‘Why did I get skin cancer if I’m brown?” says Puerto Rican dermatologist Maritza Perez, an associate clinical professor at Columbia University in New York. “They’re totally in shock.” That supposed immunity is just one of many popular misconceptions, says Dr. Perez, who helps us separate fact from fiction by debunking five common myths:


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Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 12:00

Did you know that Latinos are twice as likely to have diabetes than our Caucasian counterparts? In fact, around 10 percent of Hispanics (two million of us) are reported to have diabetes.

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso was created. Healthseeker is a Facebook application that aims to help the nearly 10 million Latino who use the social networking site by providing lifestyle and nutritional tips to manage diabetes.


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