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Hispanics Make Up 21% Of New HIV/AIDS Infections

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Hispanics comprised 21% of new HIV/AIDS infections each year in the United States.

About 1 in 36 Hispanic men and 1 in 106 Hispanic women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latin Post reports.

That’s why the CDC launched a new Spanish-language campaign, Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez (We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time).

The campaign aims to provide knowledge and promote talking about HIV prevention to “increase HIV awareness, decrease stigma and shame that are too often associated with HIV, and play a part in stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community.”

CDC offers great educational resources and materials.

It also has a four-part, telenovela-style video series about how a fictional Hispanic family deals with HIV/AIDS (produced by AltaMed):

Sin Vergüenza: Part 1
Sin Vergüenza: Part 2
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It’s Fresh Produce Season in Connecticut!

 Healthy Eating can be fun and delicious in the summer.   Eating fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet.  

 •They are low in calories, fat free and fruits have only natural sugar making them a perfect food for weight management.

 •They are rich in dietary fiber, which is an important component of a healthy diet.  We should be aiming for 25grams or more daily.

 •They are full of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function correctly.

Fruits make a great snack, they are delicious, many are just wash and eat. They pack easily.  They are naturally sweet.  Add fruits to a meal, put strawberries in a spinach salad, stew apples and pears with pork, Grilled peaches and plums make a great dessert.

 

 Vegetables are great with a meal, try grilling them along side your protein.  Have them …

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Depression: Latinos Impacted At A Higher Rate

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Robin Williams’ death on Monday, his suicide, stunned the world. The paradox of a comedian committing suicide made the incident ponderous and perplexing. A man who made the world laugh, who was a master of touching hearts and bringing smiles to our faces, in the end, struggled to find his own happiness.

Depression is a mental health disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 10 adults. Some of these adults are comedians. Others are Latinos.

According to data collected by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), depression affects Latinos more than any other ethnicity, and most predominantly U.S-born Latinos. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for Hispanic Americans aged 15 to 24, the third leading cause of death for those aged 25-34, and the 13th leading cause of death for Hispanics of all ages.

Unfortunately, due to the huge stigma associated with depression many Latinos …

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