Daniel Gatalica
Daniel Gatalica
Health Reporter, Phoenix
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Hispanic children less often diagnosed with autism, CDC says

PHOENIX – Autism is diagnosed 1.6 times less often in Hispanic children when compared with their white, non-Hispanic counterparts. Language is just one of the reasons, experts say.

High suicide rates in Arizona lead to prevention awareness efforts

PHOENIX – The local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsors walks around Arizona to bring awareness to the problem, especially among ages 15-34.

Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates

PHOENIX – Obesity and diabetes disproportionately affect Native Americans, and many communities are taking steps to curb the costly, devastating and sometimes deadly diseases.

Por Tu Salud wellness program benefits businesses and their Hispanic employees

PHOENIX – A new initiative helps Arizona companies create and promote a culture of good health among Hispanic employees. The initiative is free for Arizona businesses.

Taking flight: 100 Angels nonprofit provides medical relief to migrant families

PHOENIX – A new nonprofit, 100 Angels Foundation, provides medical relief to migrant families in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries.

Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions

Statistics show the opioid crisis is a growing problem among Native Americans, prompting organizations to look for solutions.