Amelie Ramirez

Amelie Ramirez

Latinos lack access to healthy foods, new research shows

Latinos lack access to healthy foods, new research shows New research from Salud America! shows that there is a lack of healthy food options in Latino neighborhoods throughout the country. This could be contributing to obesity in the Latino population. U.S. Hispanic neighborhoods tend to have ...

Latinos less likely to be insured, face more risks

South Texas residents, who are mostly Hispanic, tend to have less preventive health care, earn lower incomes and have less education, said Dr. Amelie Ramirez, the institute's director. “The Affordable Care Act is a wonderful opportunity, but we need to get our community enrolled — we ...

Health News Obesity, diabetes biggest health threats in South Texas

In addition to singling out diabetes and obesity, the report also indicates that the South Texas region faces higher rates than the rest of Texas or nation for: Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., is lead editor of The South Texas Health Status Review and director of the Institute for Health ...

Study: Obesity, diabetes big problems in S. Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The biggest health threats in South Texas are obesity and diabetes, according to a recently published study. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported ( ) the study examined health disparities in the 38-county region encompassing the U.S.-Mexico ...

HSC NEWS Ramirez, Mulrow elected to Institute of Medicine

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., is a nationally recognized leader in research of cancer disparities affecting Hispanics and other populations. The National Academies, independent advisers to the nation on science, engineering and medicine, on Oct. 8 announced the election of Amelie G. Ramirez...

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