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Those who work for Gang Victim Services are on call to detectives 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They often are the first to tell parents their son or daughter is dead.
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The headlines generated by Angel Secundino's killing faded quickly. But his death links four generations still struggling with the regrets, emotional wreckage and fear that come when loved ones become immersed in the gang lifestyle.
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How is gang violence damaging children? To help answer that question, a reporter for the Orange County Register is following a family in Santa Ana, Calif. that has been touched by gang violence.
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Low-income Mexican immigrants might be healthier than the overall U.S. population on some measures, but that health advantage fades as immigrants adjust to life in the U.S. That in turn can have worrying consequences when it comes to Latina birth outcomes.

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Low-income Mexican immigrants with little formal schooling are healthier than the overall U.S. population, according to a number of measures. But once in the U.S., they lose their health advantages within a generation, despite the improvement in their standard of living.

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Almost 20 years after its founding, Latino Health Access has become a familiar figure among the Santa Ana community and the entire county. (Article in Spanish)

 

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At age 31, Alondra Campos had to overcome several adversities in her attempt to recover her sight. (Article in Spanish)

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Learn about the impact that the health reform is expected to have on the the millions of Latinos who don't have health insurance. (Article in Spanish)

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Clementina Sánchez has been a patient at Lestonnac Free Clinic for about 6 years where she is treated for diabetes. Clementina doesn't have health insurance. (Article in Spanish)

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Lestonnac Free Clinic, which provides free medical services to the poorest community in Orange County, was a relief for José Díaz García. (Article in Spanish)

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