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Chavez, N. and Gomez-Beloz, A. “The Botánica as a Culturally Appropriate Health Care Option for Latinos.” Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 7 (5): 537-547, 2001.

Cuellar J., et al.  "Cultural Traditions, Beliefs, Values, and Ethical Issues" in Aging and Health: Hispanic American Elders. Stanford Geriatric Education Center Working Paper No. 5. Stanford: SGED, 1993.

Cuevas, Taina.  “The Powerful Healing of Botanicas: Mystical Latin Remedies and Rituals.”  Whole Life Times June 2005 <>

Daitz, Ben, M.D.  “Advancing Medical Care to Include Old Remedies.”  The New York Times.  New York Times Online. 20 September 2005 <> .

Espinosa, Gaton and De La Torre, Miguel A.  Rethinking Latino(a) Religion and Identity.  Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press 2006.

Galanti, Geri-Ann. “The Challenge of Serving and Working With Diverse Populations in American Hospitals.” Diversity Factor 9(3): 21-26, 2001.

Garza, Mary Jane. “Healing Spirits.” Hispanic Ethnic News Watch 11(6): 30-38, 1998.

 Hatch, E. Leroy. “Home Remedies Mexican Style.” Western Folklore 28(3): 163-168, 1969.

Hayes- Bautista, D. "Research on Culturally Competent Healthcare Systems: Less Sensitivity, More Statistics.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 24 (3S) 2003.

Krajewski-Jaime, Elvia. "Folk Medicine Among Mexican-American Families". In Grace XueQin Ma and George Henderson (eds.) Rethinking Ethnicity and Health Care: A Sociocultural Perspective. Pp 250-260. Springfield (IL): Charles C. Thomas Ltd., 1999.

M. Aguirre-Molina, C. Molina, and R. Zambrana (eds.) Latino Health in the United States. New York: Jossey Bass, 2001.

Rohr, Monica.  “Crossing the Border: Doctors Explore Traditional Medicine to Better Care for Immigrant Patients.”  The Boston Globe Boston Globe Online 27 April 2004 <>


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