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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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Will Changing Demographics Really Turn Texas Blue Someday?

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 […]

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Professors Research Drug Abuse Among Hispanics

Posted on · This week professors from some of the top universities in the country are meeting at the University of Houston to discuss drug abuse in the Hispanic community. Their goal is to learn about new issues and approaches to the problem. Bill Stamps has more.

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Seeking a Better Count of Hispanics

Posted on · A group of prominent Houston Latinos kicked off a campaign urging people to fill out the 2010 census forms. It is an effort to counter fears that any information collected could lead to deportation of illegal residents. Pat Hernandez has more.