Improving The Health of Latinos Via Radio

On Monday afternoons, Jose Manuel Martinez discusses medical
information and local resources on WCOM radio. Martinez, a native of Mexico, says he hopes those listening in the Latino community will learn more about illnesses and symptoms and consult a doctor. Each week, Martinez also invites a guest to discuss various health issues. U-N-C Hospitals cardiologist Mauricio Cohen was a recent guest on the program. Cohen says it's important for Latinos to get health information, especially on conditions such as diabetes and obesity that they have higher risks for.