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 Latinos 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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