Health & Fitness

Vision Problems a Concern Among Hispanics

As the Hispanic population ages, care of the eyes should be of the utmost concern. That's because a recent study indicates that Hispanics' rate of visual impairment and blindness is the highest of any ethnic group in the United States.

The study, titled the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES), tracked 4,600 participants over the age of 40 -- most of Mexican decent -- for four years. Nearly 3 percent of the study participants developed visual impairment and 0.3 percent developed blindness in both eyes.
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Improve Well-Being of Hispanics

As the Hispanic population within the United States continues to grow, so, too, does the concern that many Hispanics, particularly illegal immigrants, could be in danger should they need health care. As the immigration debate rages on, the concern is that illegal immigrants in need of medical treatment may not seek it out for fear of deportation.

Recognizing the need everyone has for adequate health care, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health aims to improve the health and well-being of Hispanics. The nation's oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human service providers, the Alliance's community-based members reach more than 15 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S.
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Potpie With a Twist

Perhaps thanks to the increasingly global nature of society, more and more people are experiencing cuisines of cultures far and wide. And with that experience comes experimentation as well. For example, a traditional dish such as potpie can employ some ingredients that might otherwise not be used in standard recipes. Such is the case with the following recipe for "Chilaquiles Potpie" from Elinor Klivans' "Potpies: Yumminess in a Dish" (Chronicle Books). Utilizing ingredients often associated with Mexican cuisine, Chilaquiles Potpie is sure to please fans of potpie and Mexican food alike.
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