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Tips for connecting with the Latino community through online health blogging and discovering the unique relationship between Latino bloggers, twitter lovers and health consumers.

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While walking down the street in the spring of late 1980’s Billy found a senior citizen crying on her porch.  When he approached her to find out why she was so upset, she explained, “my television is broken and it will cost $25 to fix.”  To many people this may not be a cause of such great sadness, but to a senior living alone on a fixed income, her only source of companionship was now gone.  

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Maybe all our angst about dying is simply wrong-headed - and counter-productive for those we're concerned about.

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A ban on Big Gulp sodas in New York, High-fructose corn syrup, cancer treatments, junk foods and dieting.

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Each week I post a story from around the state of Pennsylvania to see how the new healthcare law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will impact them. Check out this week's story about Linda, "The Healthcare Serf".

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The Asian Pacific American community includes more than 100 languages/dialects and some 45 different ethnic subgroups, complicating the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin, opportunity for fraud abounds.

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Unnecessary angioplasties, friendlier relations between insurers and care providers, hospitals that cater to the patient rather than focusing purely on the disease, and more from our Daily Briefing. 

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Opportunities to blog, edit or research topics in health. Also, check out the "Medicine in the Media Course".

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