Connecting with your Latino patients and their family

Latino patients and family Let’s look at general aspects to take into account concerning the Latino patient as opposed to the Anglo patient.  Naturally, we are well aware that each individual is different, and we wish to avoid over-generalization. However, cultural differences simply do exist and are a fact of life, and it helps to…

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Happy Thanksgiving! How the Latino population celebrates Thanksgiving

Latino population living in the US  According to officially announced U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, the Latino population in the United States hit a record of over 60.47 million in 2019, up 930,000 from the previous year and up from 50.7 million in 2010.  Latinos continue to play a crucial role in the country’s overall…

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Spanish and its impact on healthcare — background, facts, and the future of healthcare by considering this population

Spanish language and the Hispanic/Latino background in the US Populations of the United States who used to be described as being of Spanish ancestry have over time come to be referred to as “Hispanic” or “Latino” and come from various racial, socio-economic, and historical origins. Both terms now apply to populations of Spanish-speaking nations of…

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Rios Associates Introduces 4th Edition of our Complete Medical Spanish Book

Rios Associates is pleased to announce the release of our 4th edition of our McGraw Hill’s Complete Medical Spanish book and audio USB.

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A Quick Lesson on False Cognates!

As we mentioned in our previous blog, there are many medical terms whose roots are the same in English as in Spanish since they are derived from Latin and Greek.  These are referred to as cognates. However, there are other misleading terms which sound alike, but alas, do not have the same meaning.  Thus, they…

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A Quick Lesson On Cognates!

If you have ever studied Spanish or any other language, you might have heard of the grammar term “Cognate”. If you are just beginning your journey in learning medical Spanish, you might wonder what a cognate is. Here is a quick lesson on cognates! There are many terms whose roots sound the same in English…

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Culturally Sensitive Tips On How To Communicate With Your Latino Patients About COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, data has shown that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Latino population. The pandemic has created great fear and anxiety in Latino families as many face language barriers and limited access to health care and health information. We would like to address how the COVID-19 pandemic is deeply impacting the…

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Rios Associates is currently working on the 4th edition of our McGraw Hill’s Complete Medical Spanish book.

Rios Associates is pleased to announce we are currently working on the 4th edition of our McGraw Hill’s Complete Medical Spanish book. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our past participants who have taken our CME Medical Spanish & Cultural Competency Courses and have offered valuable feedback for our book. As…

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