Tag Archives: People

R.I.P. Humberto Cruz, HIV Advocate for Immigrants and People of Color

Humberto Cruz, who served as the director of New York State’s AIDS Institute and was appointed to the national Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 2010, has died. Tributes to his HIV advocacy for people of color and immigrants were posted by Apicha Community Health Center (CHC), which provides care to underserved and vulnerable populations… Read More »

Here’s Why Osteoporosis Is a Bigger Problem Than People Realize

Harry Campbell for Reader’s Digest At age 53, Lisa Rustin slipped on a Del Mar, California, sidewalk and fractured her arm. A bone-density scan, recommended by her gynecologist because of her family history of thinning bones, revealed 
osteoporosis. She threw away her high heels, quit downhill skiing, overhauled her diet to include more calcium-rich foods,… Read More »

People with learning disabilities ‘trapped’ in hospitals as target missed

An NHS target to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities being treated in long-stay hospitals has been missed, resulting in more than 2,200 remaining in-patients in England. Charities say they are at risk of abuse and neglect in hospital units and should be cared for in homes in the community, close to their… Read More »