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David Busse, Ilona S Yim, Belinda Campos
Exposure to chronic discrimination is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The study of biobehavioral pathways linking discrimination with health outcomes has mostly focused on the cardiovascular system, with fewer studies addressing the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In this study we tested associations between Latino ethnicity, experiences of discrimination, and cortisol responses to an acute laboratory stressor. One hundred fifty eight individuals (92 female, 66 male) between the ages of 18 and 29 years participated in the study...
May 31, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644717/responses-of-a-vulnerable-hispanic-population-in-new-jersey-to-hurricane-sandy-access-to-care-medical-needs-concerns-and-ecological-ratings
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Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld, Taryn Pittfield, Christian Jeitner
Recent increases in hurricanes led to a need to evaluate access to medical care, medical needs, and personal and community impact on vulnerable populations, particularly elderly, low income, and minority communities. This investigation examined (1) access to care, (2) interruptions in medical services, (3) personal impact from Hurricane Sandy, and (4) agreement with ecological statements related to storms, flooding, and damages in Hispanic/Latino patients receiving health care at Federally Qualified Health Centers in New Jersey...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644414/benefits-facilitators-barriers-and-strategies-to-improve-pesticide-protective-behaviors-insights-from-farmworkers-in-north-carolina-tobacco-fields
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AnnMarie Lee Walton, Catherine E LePrevost, Laura Linnan, Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, Kathi Mooney
Pesticide exposure is associated with deleterious health effects. Prior studies suggest Latino farmworkers perceive little control over their occupational health. Using the Health Belief Model as a theoretical guide, we explored the perceptions of Latino farmworkers working in tobacco in North Carolina (n = 72) about benefits and facilitators of pesticide protective behaviors as well as barriers, and strategies to overcome barriers to their use. Interviews were conducted with participants at farmworker housing during non-work time...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634873/evaluating-two-evidence-based-intervention-strategies-to-promote-crc-screening-among-latino-adults-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Sheila F Castañeda, Balambal Bharti, Rebeca Aurora Espinoza-Giacinto, Valerie Sanchez, Shawne O'Connell, Fatima Muñoz, Sylvia Mercado, Marie Elena Meza, Wendy Rojas, Gregory A Talavera, Samir Gupta
Regular use of colorectal cancer screening can reduce incidence and mortality, but participation rates remain low among low-income, Spanish-speaking Latino adults. We conducted two distinct pilot studies testing the implementation of evidence-based interventions to promote fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening among Latinos aged 50-75 years who were not up-to-date with CRC screening (n = 200) at a large Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in San Diego, CA. One pilot focused on an opportunistic clinic visit "in-reach" intervention including a 30-min session with a patient navigator, review of an educational "flip-chart," and a take-home FIT kit with instructions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633750/evaluating-cultural-competency-and-patient-satisfaction-in-an-urban-dermatology-clinic
#5
Jordan V Wang, Nicholas Ross, Matthew Keller
Cultural competency continues to gain increased attention in medicine. Not only does it play a significant role in the delivery of health care and patient outcomes, but it also remains a major determinant of patient satisfaction. This study investigated how patients in an urban dermatology clinic rated their satisfaction with cultural competency. Compared to White patients, satisfaction scores were greater for Hispanic or Latino patients and less for Asian patients, while there was no significant difference for Black or African American patients...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632802/diversity-in-dermatology-a-society-devoted-to-skin-of-color
#6
Jacob Subash, Rechelle Tull, Amy McMichael
The US Census Bureau predicts that more than half of the country's population will identify as a race other than non-Hispanic white by the year 2044. Racial disparities also exist in the physician population where black individuals and Latinos are underrepresented. The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) was established to address the need for parity among dermatology patients with skin of color. The society provides educational support on dermatologic health related to skin of color and functions through committees that represent the multifaceted aspects of the organization...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632096/racial-ethnic-differences-in-life-course-heavy-drinking-from-adolescence-to-midlife
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Nina Mulia, Tammy W Tam, Jason Bond, Sarah E Zemore, Libo Li
Information on heavy drinking over the life course might help to explain racial/ethnic disparities in alcohol-related problems, morbidity, and mortality. Using data from the 2009-2010 U.S. National Alcohol Survey (n = 3,026), we analyzed retrospective decades-based measures of heavy drinking during respondents' teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s. Results indicate that Latino men and African American women have greater risk for persistent-high (vs. declining) heavy-drinking trajectories than Caucasian men and women, and that socioeconomic disadvantage partly accounts for this disparity in women...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629481/depression-inflammation-and-memory-loss-among-mexican-americans-analysis-of-the-hable-cohort
#8
Leigh A Johnson, Melissa Edwards, Adriana Gamboa, James Hall, Michelle Robinson, Sid E O'Bryant
BACKGROUND: This study explored the combined impact of depression and inflammation on memory functioning among Mexican-American adults and elders. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 381 participants of the Health and Aging Brain study among Latino Elders (HABLE). Fasting serum samples were collected and assayed in duplicate using electrochemiluminesce on the SECTOR Imager 2400A from Meso Scale Discovery. Positive DepE (depression endophenotype) was codified as any score >1 on a five-point scale based on the GDS-30...
June 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626298/stress-and-coping-latino-youth-coming-of-age-in-a-new-latino-destination
#9
Maria Brietzke, Krista Perreira
Previous research has linked stress to adverse mental health outcomes among Latino adolescents living in the United States. The mechanism through which this process operates continues to be explored, especially in regions of the country where Latin American immigrants and their children have only recently begun to migrate. Our study aimed to contextualize the processes of stress and coping among Latino adolescents growing up in an emerging Latino destination in the US-North Carolina (NC). All adolescents in our study were either the first or second generation children of immigrants from Latin American countries including Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico...
July 2017: Journal of Adolescent Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625117/factors-associated-to-health-care-service-use-among-latino-day-laborers
#10
Javier Francisco Boyas, Nalini Junko Negi, Pamela Valera
Latino day laborers (LDLs) are at elevated risks for disease and injury because of the environments in which they work. Despite this recognition, a comprehensive examination of factors related to LDLs' health service use remains unexamined. Using the Andersen model, the current exploratory study examined predisposing (age, education level, location of educational training, legal status, and marital status), enabling (income, trust in medical personnel, whether the respondent has someone they consider their personal doctor, and whether their doctor speaks the same language, perceived barriers to care), and need (self-rated health, number of chronic conditions) variables to predict use of health services among a purposive sample of LDLs ( N = 150)...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623623/self-reported-race-and-ethnicity-of-us-biobank-participants-compared-to-the-us-census
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Elizabeth Gross Cohn, Nalo Hamilton, Elaine L Larson, Janet K Williams
Precision medicine envisions a future of effective diagnosis, treatment, and prevention grounded in precise understandings of the genetic and environmental determinants of disease. Given that the original genome-wide association studies represented a predominately European White population, and that diversity in genomic studies must account for genetic variation both within and across racial categories, new research studies are at a heightened risk for inadequate representation. Currently biological samples are being made available for sequencing in biobanks across the USA, but the diversity of those samples is unknown...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622109/farmworker-and-non-farmworker-latino-immigrant-men-in-north-carolina-have-high-levels-of-specific-pesticide-urinary-metabolites
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Thomas A Arcury, Haiying Chen, Paul J Laurienti, Timothy D Howard, Dana Boyd Barr, Dana C Mora, Sara A Quandt
This paper compares detections and concentrations of specific organophosphate, bis-dithiocarbamate, and pyrethroid insecticide urinary metabolites among Latino male farmworkers and non-farmworkers in North Carolina. Data are from interviews and urine samples collected in 2012 and 2013. Farmworkers and non-farmworkers frequently had detections for OP and pyrethroid pesticide urinary metabolites. Detections of bis-dithiocarbamate urinary metabolites were less frequent, but substantial among the non-farmworkers...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614615/a-quantitative-analysis-of-latino-acculturation-and-alcohol-use-myth-versus-reality
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Miriam J Alvarez, Gabriel Frietze, Corin Ramos, Craig Field, Michael A Zárate
Research on health among Latinos often focuses on acculturation processes and the associated stressors that influence drinking behavior. Given the common use of acculturation measures and the state of the knowledge on alcohol-related health among Latino populations, the current analyses tested the efficacy of acculturation measures to predict various indicators of alcohol consumption. Specifically, this quantitative review assessed the predictive utility of acculturation on alcohol consumption behaviors (frequency, volume, and quantity)...
June 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614177/the-affordable-care-act-reduces-hypertension-treatment-disparities-for-mexican-heritage-latinos
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Ryan M McKenna, Héctor E Alcalá, Félice Lê-Scherban, Dylan H Roby, Alexander N Ortega
OBJECTIVES: Mexican-heritage Latinos have lower prevalence of hypertension, but have worse patterns of treatment and control compared with non-Latino whites. This study examined the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance expansion on reducing disparities in treatment and medication use among Mexican-heritage Latinos with hypertension. RESEARCH DESIGN: Using the 2009-2014 waves of the California Health Interview Survey, we examine health care access, utilization, and medication use among Mexican-heritage Latinos and non-Latino whites with hypertension...
July 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613924/spirometry-reference-equations-from-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol
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Lisa LaVange, Sonia M Davis, John Hankinson, Paul Enright, Rebbecca Wilson, R Graham Barr, Thomas K Aldrich, Ravi Kalhan, Hector Lemus, Ai Ni, Lewis J Smith, Gregory A Talavera
RATIONALE: Accurate reference values for spirometry are important, as the results are used for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, estimating physiological impairment, and predicting all-cause mortality. Reference equations have been established for Mexican Americans but not for other Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. OBJECTIVES: To develop spirometry reference equations for adult Hispanic/Latino background groups in the United States...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610988/genome-wide-association-study-of-heart-rate-and-its-variability-in-hispanic-latino-cohorts
#16
Kathleen F Kerr, Christy L Avery, Henry J Lin, Laura M Raffield, Qian S Zhang, Brian L Browning, Sharon R Browning, Matthew P Conomos, Stephanie M Gogarten, Cathy C Laurie, Tamar Sofer, Timothy A Thornton, Chancellor Hohensee, Rebecca D Jackson, Charles Kooperberg, Yun Li, Raúl Méndez-Giráldez, Marco V Perez, Ulrike Peters, Alexander P Reiner, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Jie Yao, Nona Sotoodehnia, Kent D Taylor, Xiuqing Guo, Leslie A Lange, Elsayed Z Soliman, James G Wilson, Jerome I Rotter, Susan R Heckbert, Deepti Jain, Eric A Whitsel
BACKGROUND: Although time-domain measures of heart rate variability (HRV) are used to estimate cardiac autonomic tone and disease risk in multi-ethnic populations, the genetic epidemiology of HRV in Hispanics/Latinos has not been characterized. OBJECTIVE: Conduct a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of heart rate (HR) and its variability in the Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and Women's Health Initiative Hispanic SNP-Health Association Resource project (n=13,767)...
June 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608795/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-2-us-cities-2012-2014
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Pamina M Gorbach, Ryan Cook, Beau Gratzer, Thomas Collins, Adam Parrish, Janell Moore, Peter R Kerndt, Richard A Crosby, Lauri E Markowitz, Elissa Meites
BACKGROUND: Since 2011, in the United States, quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been recommended for boys aged 11 to 12 years, men through age 21, and men who have sex with men (MSM) through age 26. We assessed HPV vaccination coverage and factors associated with vaccination among young MSM (YMSM) and transgender women (TGW) in 2 cities. METHODS: During 2012-2014, 808 YMSM and TGW aged 18 to 26 years reported vaccination status in a self-administered computerized questionnaire at 3 sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Los Angeles and Chicago...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604439/what-factors-are-associated-with-receiving-a-recommendation-to-get-tested-for-hiv-by-health-care-providers-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#18
Wilson Vincent, Willi McFarland, H Fisher Raymond
BACKGROUND: The approach of treatment as prevention for reducing HIV incidence and prevalence hinges on early detection of HIV infection and treatment to achieve viral suppression and, thus, to reduce HIV transmissibility. However, men who have sex with men (MSM), who are at greater risk of HIV infection than the average adult in the United States, are often not tested because many providers do not provide routine opt-out testing or even recommend HIV testing. METHODS: In a sample of 244 MSM in San Francisco, CA, this study examined whether (1) sociodemographic characteristics (ie, youth, education, employment status, being African American, being Latino), (2) health care access and utilization, and (3) participants disclosing their sexual orientation to their health care providers were associated with their odds of having received a recommendation from a health care provider for HIV testing...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602543/reduction-in-cardiovascular-risk-among-latino-participants-in-a-community-based-intervention-linked-with-clinical-care
#19
Mori J Krantz, Brenda Beaty, Stephanie Coronel-Mockler, Bonnie Leeman-Castillo, Kelly Fletcher, Raymond O Estacio
INTRODUCTION: Community Heart Health Actions for Latinos at Risk is a community health worker-led cardiovascular disease risk reduction program targeting low-income urban Latinos. The impact of community programs linked with clinical care has not been well characterized. METHODS: Community Heart Health Actions for Latinos at Risk provided 12 weeks of lifestyle education. Changes in risk factors were assessed before and after completion. Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses were used to determine factors associated with changes in risk factors...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600360/are-self-reported-unhealthy-food-choices-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-breast-cancer-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-british-food-standards-agency-nutrient-profiling-system
#20
Mélanie Deschasaux, Chantal Julia, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Lucie Lécuyer, Solia Adriouch, Caroline Méjean, Pauline Ducrot, Sandrine Péneau, Paule Latino-Martel, Léopold K Fezeu, Philippine Fassier, Serge Hercberg, Mathilde Touvier
OBJECTIVES: French authorities are considering the implementation of a simplified nutrition labelling system on food products to help consumers make healthier food choices. One of the most documented candidates (Five-Colour Nutrition Label/Nutri-score) is based on the British Food Standards Agency Nutrient Profiling System (FSA-NPS), a score calculated for each food/beverage using the 100 g amount of energy, sugar, saturated fatty acid, sodium, fibres, proteins, and fruits and vegetables...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
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