Category: Articles

How to Safeguard Latino Patients Practicing Alternative Remedies

by Lori Madden, Ph.D. Studies reveal that 70% or more of recent immigrants from Latin America use herbal or other alternative remedies[1], but many of them do not self-disclose this information to their physicians.  You can imagine the potential risks of contraindications in treating these patients.  Why might Latin American immigrant patients interacting with the[…]

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A Blueprint for Hispanic Outreach

by Lori Madden, PhD William (Billy) Farias is not what one would call “diplomatic.”  He speaks his mind without reservation.  This is contrary to the indirect mode of communication that most Latin Americans use, so when the Clearwater, Florida police department chose him as the liaison officer to head their new Hispanic outreach initiative in[…]

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My Brasil is with an “S”

Today, the economy is at the center of debate in business, in politics, and around the kitchen table.  As one solution, the government is focused on encouraging trade with other nations to help the United States regain its competitive advantage.  One of the most interesting targets for trade is Brazil. Why is Brazil important? Brazil[…]

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