Category: U.S. Latino Communities

Latino Mental Health

What brings you in to see me today?” This is the typical question asked of new patients during a psychiatric evaluation in a Boston clinic. When asked of a Latino patient, however, the answer…

A Latina Looks at Disparities

It was my first year of medical school in a new city far from home. I came to Harvard Medical School in the fall of 1999 with many preconceived notions of what I would encounter. Coming…

Creating Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas

As a Cuban Jewish American woman of Polish and Russian descent, I continue to discover how profoundly politics weaves itself into our intimate psychic life, its compelling poetics entangled…

Dr. Manuel Guillermo Herrera Acena

Every seat in the waiting room is filled and even some of the floor is occupied as children sprawl with crayons and coloring books. The patients at the Spanish clinic are waiting for Dr. Manuel…

No Apple a Day

One in three Latin@ immigrant children up to age 11 hasn’t visited a doctor during the past year. That’s about twice the proportion for Asian and white children in this age group. Among…

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