September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Almost 70% of Pregnant Women Screened for COVID-19 by Mary’s Center Tested Positive

Hispanic women account for almost half of Covid-19 cases among pregnant women nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the CDC’s data, among more than 14,000 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 and provided information on race and ethnicity, more than 6,000 were Hispanic, the largest group among […]

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July 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Angered by Elrich Joke That Council is ‘Fact Proof’

Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz expressed disdain for a remark made by County Executive Marc Elrich before a media briefing began on Wednesday In a story first reported by The Seventh State, Elrich joked that the county council is “fact proof” in regard to COVID-19 statistics around the county’s Hispanic population. On […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Most MCPS Student Dropouts Over Past Years Were Latino

About three-fifths of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who dropped out over the last three years were Latino. 2,151 students have dropped out, and 1,335 were Latino. Minority students and students who don’t speak English as a first language are more likely to drop out of school. In the 2017-18 school year, about half […]

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December 7, 2015 | Willie James Inman

One-Third of Montgomery County Residents Were Born Outside the United States (PHOTOS)

In a news conference on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen stated that one-third of the county’s residents were born outside the United States. Floreen cited a report compiled by the CountyStat office that uses U.S. Census data from 2013. “We had a diversity briefing last week. Our CountyStat people have been looking at […]

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November 5, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

NIH Publishes Spanish Language Palliative Care Brochure (PHOTO)

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a component of the National Institutes of Health, recently released a new Spanish language publication that raises awareness of the benefits of pediatric palliative care among Hispanic families and caregivers. The latest brochure, Cuidados paliativos para niños: Apoyo para toda la familia cuando su hijo vive con una enfermedad […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a conversation with Latino leaders on Sept. 29 to talk about social justice issues that still affects the community. Each year Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Latino leaders talked about inclusion, diversity in the workforce, the use of minority-owned […]

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September 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Latino Leaders Talk Education, Civic Engagement at Hispanic Heritage Celebration (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Latino leaders in the county, whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community, talked about inclusion, diversity in the workforce, the use minority-owned contractors, civic engagement for Latino families, parental engagement, and more at the “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” event in Rockville. The meeting was hosted by […]

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September 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. First things, first: It’s National Coffee Day. 2. Montgomery County Councilmembers meet today and Hispanic Heritage Month figures prominently on their agenda. 3. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have unveiled a new website that may be good news […]

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September 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Rockville (VIDEO)

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Council is scheduled to host a special event on “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” on Sept 29 in Rockville. The event is expected to include Latino leaders in the county whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community. There will […]

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September 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

NIAMS Has a New Spanish-Language Website

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease launched a new Spanish-language website to provide information free information to the Latino population. The launching coincided with National Hispanic Heritage Month and will offer health information on conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. “Many diseases in our scientific portfolio, including lupus, arthritis […]

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