Unnatural Causes: Season 1, Episode 3

Becoming American (2008)

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Recent Mexican immigrants, though generally poorer, tend to be healthier than the average American. But the longer they're here, the worse their relative health becomes. This is known as ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Margarita Alegría ...
Herself - Psychologist, Harvard Medical School Cambridge Health Alliance
Lisa Berkman ...
Herself - Epidemiologist, Harvard School of Public Health
Victor Garcia ...
Himself - Cultural Anthropologist, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
Marguerite Harris ...
Herself - Clinical Health Director, Project Salud
Joan Holliday ...
Herself - Public Health Nurse, Bridging the Community
Tony Iton ...
Himself - Director, Alameda County Health Dept
Steve Larson ...
Himself - Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Llewellyn M. Smith ...
Himself - Narrator
William Vega ...
Himself - Psychiatric Epidemiologist, David Geffen School of Medicine - UCLA
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Recent Mexican immigrants, though generally poorer, tend to be healthier than the average American. But the longer they're here, the worse their relative health becomes. This is known as the "Hispanic Paradox." Is there something about life in America that is harmful to health? Conversely, what is protective about new immigrant communities that we can all learn from? Can community and labor organizing reverse the downward trend? Written by California Newsreel

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