5-Year UC Davis Study Will Try To Understand Prevalence Of Dementia In Latinos
Rates of dementia in Latino adults are about 1.5 times higher than rates in white adults.
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Why Are Alzheimer’s Rates So High Among Latinos?
Latinos are California’s fastest-growing ethnic group. They’re also among the most likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. A new five-year study out of UC Davis will investigate why. (Caiola, 8/4)
In other public health news —
How Community Members Can Help Their Neighbors Thwart Chronic Diseases
Project Concern International's community health worker program aims to plant knowledgeable neighbors in ethnic communities where rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke may be high. Program Director Connie Lafuente said the initiative focuses on reaching diverse immigrant and refugee populations in the region's low-income neighborhoods, including City Heights. (Mento, 8/4)
Like In Middle School, Charter Schools' Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Trail District-Run Schools
Seventh graders in California charter schools were significantly less likely than their peers in district-run public schools to have received all of the vaccinations state law requires last year, KPCC reported last week. Now, a follow-up analysis of state Department of Public Health data revealed roughly the same gap between charter schools — publicly-funded, but run by independent boards and non-profits — and their district counterparts in another grade: kindergarten. (Stokes, 8/7)