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El día de acción de gracias, Thanksgiving day, is a tradition that may have started in the United States, but the positive sentiments of gratefulness and reflection and the family-centeredness of the event have spread to many parts of the world, including Latin America.

MOLA overall has so many things to be grateful for. Starting with our amazing team of volunteers and board members who have donated their time in the service of this organization and the Latino community. As well as the fact that as such a young organization we have been…

Dr. Gabriel J. Martinez-Diaz, a board-certified dermatologist in Chicago, IL and owner of M D Aesthetics and Dermatology in the West Loop of Chicago, educates the Hispanic/Latino community on the aspects relevant to skin cancer. As he indicates, skin cancer is color blind. With our changing demographics, Hispanic will comprise 30% of the U.S. population by 2050 (Census data). In the state of Illinois alone there’s over 2.1 million of Hispanics, making it the 5th state with the largest Hispanic population.

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Breast cancer (cáncer de mama) remains the most common cancer and cause of cancer death among the Latina community even though the overall rates of breast cancer are decreasing. And Latinas get diagnosed at more advanced stages than other women…

Dr. Pilar Ortega, MOLA president, is also an emergency physician and a mother of four. She was recently interviewed by Telemundo regarding her tips for Halloween safety. Read more for Dr. Ortega’s tips for a happy, healthy, and safe Halloween (en inglés y en español)…