Category Archives: health problems of Puerto Ricans

Federal authorities to stop fraud in healthcare programs

It is widely known that in PR, there is a great deal of healthcare fraud, as many citizens under-report their income to qualify for free medical care.  Doctors and dentists in PR have told me that it’s easier for the … Continue reading

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Why people wait more than a year to see a doctor in Puerto Rico

  http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-puertorico-healthcare Take a Number Why people wait more than a year to see a doctor in Puerto Rico By Robin Respaut Filed Oct. 11, 2016, 2 p.m. GMT Physicians are fleeing the island as a financially strapped healthcare system, … Continue reading

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Protect your skin against the harsh UV rays of the sun in Puerto Rico

Based on the above image, Puerto Rico in the lower right corner, has a 12 rating, which is extreme for the intensity of UV rays. This indicates skin damage from the sun can occur in LESS THAN 10 MINUTES! https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1Continue reading

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Puerto Rico considers fining parents of obese children up to $800

http://www.koreatimesus.com/puerto-rico-considers-fining-parents-of-obese-children-up-to-800 Puerto Rico considers fining parents of obese children up to $800 February 10, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if … Continue reading

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