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Why Is Liver Cancer on the Rise Among Hispanics in Texas?

Posted on · Hepatocellular carcinoma, the primary cancer of the liver, is on the verge of becoming an epidemic among hispanics in Texas, where the number of cases has risen 90 percent since 1993. Hispanic females are three times as likely to get it as whites and males are twice as likely. Dr. Howard Monsour, chief of Hepatology […]

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The Hispanic Vote, Curling & Valentine’s Day Angst: Houston Matters for Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on · A new Gallup poll calls into question the conventional wisdom that changing demographics in Texas might lead to a change in statewide political power. The concept goes like this: more and more Hispanics are in Texas every year. Historically, they’re a voting bloc that leans heavily Democratic. Therefore, changing demographics in Texas suggest Democrats might […]