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January 2007 Blog Posts (21)

The Death of King Drew Medical Center - Who is to Blame?

If physicians would have taken a greater ownership in KDMC, maybe things would have turned out differently. Today, it is what it is. Is there a critical mass and will to rebuild the MLK-Harbor Community Hospital into a much need academic medical center? Is there infrastructure and learnings that took place in the demise of KDMC which will be foundational to rebuilding King Drew. If so what are they and who will come to the table with elbow grease and the tools to rebuild KDMC?



Robert… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 29, 2007 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Mastering the U.S. Job Interview: 10 Tips for Hispanic Professionals

We may be living in a global economy, but the fact remains: There are some subtle — and some not-so-subtle — differences between the way employment interviews are conducted in the United States and in Latin America. To help you better prepare for U.S. interviews, LatPro.com, the #1 job board for Hispanics Professionals, recently spoke with two experts in the field of employment training: experts who have made it their business to coach Hispanic job candidates and employers in cross-cultural… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 28, 2007 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Texas University Offers Hispanic Marketing Major

SAN ANTONIO, TX (AP) -- Our Lady of the Lake University will soon become one of a handful of schools nationwide training students to market specifically to Hispanics. The Catholic university plans to start offering a bachelor's degree in Hispanic marketing in the fall, officials announced Friday.



Hispanics are the nation's youngest and fastest-growing ethnic group with an estimated population of more than 40 million. They have more spending money than any other minority group,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 28, 2007 at 2:26am — No Comments

High Honor for Hispanic Physician

--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)-- A person of Latin origin has achieved the highest honor granted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for his work as a physician and scientist.



Much to the delight of the U.S. Latin community, Dr. Richard Izquierdo will soon be awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion by the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona. Dr. Carmona is president of the Canyon Ranch Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on health, and vice president… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 24, 2007 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Hispanic (D) Bill Richardson starts us presidential bid

WASHINGTON - Democratic Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico announced today he was taking the first step towards a 2008 presidential bid that would make him the first Hispanic to sit in the White House. "I am seeking the nomination because I believe I can do the job," Richardson, 59, told ABC's "This Week."



Richardson, who was elected to a second term last year after a long career in Washington jobs, said he planned a campaign focused on a broad array of issues, not just those… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 22, 2007 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Lack of Diversity in the Financial Planning Industry

In 2002, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP) collected demographic information from 21,911 CFP holders. As cited in the Journal of Financial Planning, about 5% of the respondents were nonwhite, with 0.94% identifying as African American, 2.42% as Asian American, 1.03% as Hispanic, 0.25% as Native American and 0.5% as other. Jina Martingano, a CFP spokeswoman, could not confirm how the information was obtained, but notes it might have been gathered when CFP holders renewed… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 19, 2007 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Your Sexual Pleasure Points, Different Kinds of Sex And Your Health

Sex oh sex! As soon as you feel sexy, the thread of your thought runs along the line of your orientation, either heterosexual sex, bisexual sex or homosexual sex, which refers to both gay sex and lesbian sex, respectively.



Being straight or heterosexual is what society sees as normal sexual practice, but the truth is that whatever sexual orientation anyone has is inborn. Whether you are Catholic about sex, attracted to the same sex or both sexes is all about how you feel. No one has… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 18, 2007 at 5:40pm — No Comments

"Pesos por Pizzas" started a nationwide debate

Pizza Patron, the Dallas-based pizza chain has seen a 10-percent sales increase since Monday. That's when the company started accepting pesos as payment, in addition to U.S. currency.



The company's headquarters has received more than 3,000 e-mails concerning this pesos-for-pizza program. The majority are positive, but some are not as supportive. There have even been death threats.



The gimmick is aimed at the company's clientele, which is 60 percent Latino and the thinking… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 17, 2007 at 6:18pm — No Comments

In And Out Of Pregnancy With Easy And Quick Preg-Weight Loss

I wrote this article because I am sure you’d like to avoid gaining weight in the wrong places during pregnancy. What you would rather like is to be healthy gaining weight only in the right places.



So that you can have an easy labor, a safe delivery and lose your pregnancy weight quickly afterwards. You also don’t want stretch marks, fatigue and all the misery associated with pregnancy.



If I am right about you on all the above, then this is the best article you will read… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 17, 2007 at 1:34pm — No Comments

What Guided Nutrition And Exercise Will Do For You, Your Pregnancy And Your Baby

In this article, my aim is to sensitize you about fitness, weight control and nutrition; make you aware of the health benefits in being fit, eating good food and doing regular exercises during pregnancy.



Sure, you may be aware that exercise brings about fitness, but do you willingly engage in exercise for fitness and healthy living? The benefits of exercise when you are pregnant are so huge, yet most women are disposed to abhor exercise routines at this critical stage of their lives,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Tooth Whitening Won't Let Your Teeth Botch That Date Or Job Interview

Just think for a while. Will teeth discoloration not gradually catch up with you even if you do the normal teeth care of brushing and flossing while eating and drinking stuff that discolor your teeth without tooth whitening?



Well, now that you have thought about it, does it not seem rational that you should look for a way of making your teeth white, firstly as a reward for self realization, and secondly as a weapon for drawing out smile(s) of acceptance at either the job interview or… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2007 at 12:31pm — No Comments

How A Good Oral Hygiene And Teeth Care Can Prolong Your Life

Have you ever heard of the disease called Focal Infection? Well, it won’t surprise me if you have no idea what I am talking about. However, what you should know, and this is very important, is that you stand the risk of contracting a deadly disease that can kill very fast, if you do not have a good oral hygiene and teeth care. For goodness sake keep a regular appointment with both your doctor and dentist.



Focal infection can be easily overlooked, which is why it’s usually very fatal,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2007 at 11:39am — No Comments

How To Obtain A Credible Online Paralegal Certificate

At hand online are paralegal courses and programs into which you can register and at the conclusion of your program be awarded a certificate for paralegal jobs. You can also receive a degree if you choose a four year Paralegal Bachelor degree program.



However, you must be careful to make sure that the program you choose is from an ABA approved paralegal institution, because most employers give priority to applicants with certificates or degrees from such institutions for paralegal… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2007 at 10:38am — No Comments

What You Should Know Before Taking UP A Paralegal Degree Course

If you decide to obtain an online paralegal degree or certificate, it is imperative to appreciate that you will need, prior taking the classes, a good understanding of your chosen paralegal field and course. You can research the necessary information online for Paralegal training and Paralegal jobs.



This is very necessary because a Paralegal is an important member of a legal firm or the legal department of either an organization or a Government department. A Paralegal’s duty is… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2007 at 10:19am — No Comments

In And Out Of Pregnancy With Easy And Quick Preg-Weight Loss

I wrote this article because I am sure you’d like to avoid gaining weight in the wrong places during pregnancy. What you would rather like is to be healthy gaining weight only in the right places.



So that you can have an easy labor, a safe delivery and lose your pregnancy weight quickly afterwards. You also don’t want stretch marks, fatigue and all the misery associated with pregnancy.



If I am right about you on all the above, then this is the best article you will read… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2007 at 9:04am — No Comments

Orlando D. Montan

DENVER, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's Orlando D. Montan will receive the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' highest individual award Friday (Jan. 12) during the SHPE's National Technical & Career Conference here.



The Jaime Oaxaca Award recognizes an individual's unselfish and outstanding contributions, including mentoring, in the fields of engineering and science and to the Hispanic-American community, over an extended period of time.



"Orlando Montan… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 11, 2007 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Daniel Ortega

A professor at the University of the New Mexico's law school has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson as president of the National Hispanic Cultural Center board of directors.Daniel Ortega follows Matt Martinez and Edward Lujan as the third board president. He will serve a two-year term.



"Daniel Ortega brings a unique combination of experience from the grassroots theater community and the U.S. foreign service to the NHCC board,'' Richardson said Wednesday. "Daniel is a strong… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 11, 2007 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Hispanic Advocates Applaud Medicare Effort

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Medicare prescription drug plan coverage has topped 90%, the largest and fastest sign-up for a new federal program ever achieved. Today, Medicare demonstrated its commitment to reach 100% enrollment by eliminating any penalty for modest income beneficiaries who failed to sign up for a prescription drug plan by the program's deadline," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 11, 2007 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Hispanics Favor Troop Withdrawals Even More Strongly Than Does the General Public

Two out of every three Latinos now believe that U.S. troops should be brought home from Iraq as soon as possible and only one in four thinks the U.S. made the right decision in using military force, according to a new survey by the Pew Hispanic Center.



Hispanics have generally expressed more negative views toward the war compared with the rest of the population. The latest survey, however, shows even stronger opposition on the part of Latinos, especially when it comes to keeping… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 11, 2007 at 12:12am — No Comments

PODER MasterCard is a new tool to pay your Hispanic employees.

PODER Payroll MasterCard® has been placed in the market.



Unlimited Diversity, Inc, a provider of prepaid products and services for BankFirst and MasterCard International Incorporated, has announced the launch of the PODER Payroll MasterCard program, www.PODERMasterCard.com.



The PODER MasterCard Program has been developed to provide important benefits for the real needs of the Hispanic immigrant in the United States. These benefits include the ability of being loaded and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 6, 2007 at 11:37pm — No Comments

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