Segment 1 - One-in-three Latinas has experienced physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. As we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we speak to Celinda Guerra, manager of hotline services at the Houston Area Women's Center, about some of the warning signs of an abusive relationship and the steps abuse victims need to take to escape. For more information, visit www.hawc.org
Segment 2 - Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Houston Community College Chancellor, discusses the strides HCC has made under his leadership - from its outstanding diversity to the success of the Centers of Excellence program to training students for the evolving global economy.
Segment 3 - Dr. Gabriella Cardone discusses the health impact of asthma on the Hispanic community. According to research, Latinos are three times more likely to die from this chronic respiratory illness than any other ethnic group or race. Dr. Cardone is a pediatric emergency medicine physician with UTHealth and Children's Memorial Hermann. She says socioeconomic factors play a major role in asthma's impact on Latinos.
Segment 4 - Profile of Claudia Gutierrez, who quit her 9-to-5 job to start a direct sales company out of her garage featuring custom handbags, jewelry and scarves. Check out her collection at www.claudiagcollection.com
ABC13 Viva Houston 10/23/16
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