Health

 LPM Staff

Cancer bureaucracy

Cancer bureaucracy

Low-income women in Arizona diagnosed with cancer can get treatment through the NBCCTP. Should it matter where they got diagnosed?

 LPM Staff

Much ado about BPA

Much ado about BPA

Bisphenol A is found in many everyday products – is it ‘good’ for us or not?

 LPM Staff

Mental illness: denied or unidentified?

Mental illness: denied or unidentified?

The Latino community generally doesn’t talk about enfermedad mental. They suffer disproportionately from depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders, yet less than one in 11 individuals seek help for it

 Maria-Elena Ochoa, MBA

Caught between two cultures

Caught between two cultures

One in five Latina teens seriously considers suicide

 LPM Staff

The health insurance gap

The health insurance gap

Many families are finding themselves in an ineligible gap, with budgets too tight to afford private health insurance and too “prosperous” to qualify for public assistance. What can they do besides cross their fingers and look both ways – twice?

 Georgann Yara

Maternity ready

Maternity ready

Months ago, Rosario Herrera might have spent a few dollars on an iced coffee or an order of French fries if she was stressed out or in a funk. Now, a walk around the block near her Phoenix home is the stress remedy for the first-time mother expecting her baby boy in September. After discovering […]

 LPM Staff

Living by the food pyramid

Living by the food pyramid

Nutrition has its place, but so does portion size and exercise

 LPM Staff

Know your risk

Know your risk

Many things affect your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Some of these things, like your weight and how much you exercise, you can change. Other things, like your age, gender, race, or family history – you can’t change.

 LPM Staff

Diabetes – myths and risks

Diabetes – myths and risks

Ask anyone what Type 2 diabetes is, and unless they’re a medical professional or scientist, they may find it difficult to explain. To put it as simply as possible, it’s a condition of high blood sugar (glucose) level due to the body either not producing enough insulin or because body cells don’t properly respond to […]

 Maria-Elena Ochoa, MBA

1,654 rapes too many

1,654 rapes too many

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. When I mentioned I would write an article focused on sexual assault, I received quite a bit of feedback that I should write about something less intense. Conversely, I received feedback that I should not sugarcoat the message. All of this reinforced the need to write about sexual […]