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Dr. Rita Corona
6 doctors shared insights

Latino Health (Overview)

Some unique as aspects to Latino health can include language barriers, lack of insurance, and cultural differences in views of illness and health.


Dr. Rita Corona
6 doctors shared insights

Latino Health (Overview)

Some unique as aspects to Latino health can include language barriers, lack of insurance, and cultural differences in views of illness and health.


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Can you tell me any circumcised latino men/teens out there or am i the only one?

Can you tell me any circumcised latino men/teens out there or am i the only one?

Pleanty: About 50% of the latino kids i take care of from birth have circumcision done at birth. At least one recently elected to do so at age 5. ...Read more

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I have nose bleeds frequently, like sometimes every week.Is this something serious I should get checked out?What is the cause? Latino male, 26 years old

I have nose bleeds frequently, like sometimes every week.Is this something serious I should get checked out?What is the cause? Latino male, 26 years old

Nose Bleeds: Frequent nose bleeds should be checked out by an ENT doctor. Most commonly the bleeding comes from the front of the nose and may require cauterization. It is important to rule out other conditions, an experienced ENT doc should be able to help. ...Read more

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22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly ,minor weak ness nothing major , can it be sighs of stroke ?

22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds  I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly ,minor weak ness nothing major , can it be sighs of stroke ?

No stroke.: Probably no need to worry about a stroke. The signs are unilateral weakness not bilateral. If the cramping and or weakness persists or worsens please seek physician consult to rule out other medical problems. The number 1 cause of cramping is dehydration so try increasing your fluid intake with water or sports drinks like Gatorade, G2 or something similar. Good luck. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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22 yr/male/Latino/live in CA,was sick 2wks ago had flu,sore throat , now I feal nousiated , and coughed a lil blood , no feaver, can it be ebola?

22 yr/male/Latino/live in CA,was sick 2wks ago had flu,sore throat , now I feal nousiated , and coughed a lil blood , no feaver, can it be ebola?

Agree w Dr. Po: Unless you have recently been in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone or been in contact wi someone who has - then these sx's are from another source. The 20 cases in Nigeria were quickly contained. The Liberian who was diagnosed in Dallas - has had all his contacts monitored closely. The World Health Organization & many countries of the world have banded together to face the current Ebola outbreak. ...Read more

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22/m/Latino having small twitches all over my body, my neck twitches when I make gestures, cramps,some some weakness in arms , can it be als? Plz help

22/m/Latino having small twitches all over my body, my neck twitches when I make gestures, cramps,some some weakness in arms , can it be als? Plz help

No, not likely: You are very young for these symptoms and thus they should be thoroughly evaluated. I can either see you in my redwood city office or refer you to Neurology. ALS is relatively rare and does not affect 22 year old. However, there are several possibilities and a diagnosis will help us to initiate the correct treatment plan. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino

Any ideas on what can muscle twitching and some jerking on leg and body , had on and off weakness and left hand leg  ,no diagnosis just ideas?Plz 22/m/latino

Neurologist: There is no way to answer this on the internet. The list of potential causes is long and a neurologist evaluation with possible nerve conduction study may be in order to help find the cause. ...Read more