Tag: Latin America

Maternal Mortality

Deaths to women that are associated with pregnancy and childbirth fall under the category of maternal mortality. There are more than 500,000 maternal deaths each year in the world, of which almost all (98%) occur in developing nations, but even in the United States two or three women die each day of pregnancy-related causes. Regionally, [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Latinos

Latinos

As of 2011, Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States, outnumbering even African Americans. There are over 32 million Latinos in the United States, with an average age of 25 years. To put this into perspective, approximately one in eight people in the United States is Latino, which places the United States [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Immigrant Health

Immigrant Health

As of March 2000, it was estimated that approximately 10.4% of the U.S. population, or 28.4 million individuals, were immigrants. Prior to 1965, the majority of immigrants came from European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Germany, and Ireland. However, during the past 30 years, an increasing number of immigrants have come [...]

September 14, 2011 More
Curanderos

Curanderos

During colonial Spain, curanderos emerged as spiritual and physical healers. The word curandero comes from the Spanish word “curar,” which means to heal. Curanderismo, healing by curanderos, is a combination of Greek medicine, Judeo-Christianity, European witchcraft, ancient Arabic medicine, and Indian herbal medicine. With roots throughout Latin America, curanderos have significantly shaped the role of [...]

August 17, 2011 More