Houston Public Media - Hispanic Business Community Takes a Look at Health of Latinos in HoustonCindy • Aug 15, 2015
Latinos in Houston are more likely to be uninsured than other residents and more likely to suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes. Hundreds of Hispanic businessmen and women gathered downtown at the Hilton Americas to hear from healthcare executives like Dr. Ron DePinho, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center.
“Cancer is an enormous problem in the Latino community. It is the leading cause of death,” DePinho said.
Latinos are less likely to be screened for cancer, DePinho explained. They’re also less likely to exercise and eat well – behaviors that put them at higher risk for many preventable cancers.
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