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Record Temperatures Posing Health Risks in U.S.

With record-breaking heat searing much of the eastern half of the United States -- and with little relief in sight -- health experts are urging people to protect themselves from the threats posed by oppressive temperatures and humidity. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Considered High-Risk Group for Pregnancy Related Diabetes

New research finds that gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, may not raise the risk of heart disease independent of other cardiovascular risk factors except in certain high-risk populations, such as Hispanics. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Considered High-Risk Group for Pregnancy Related Diabetes

New research finds that gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, may not raise the risk of heart disease independent of other cardiovascular risk factors except in certain high-risk populations, such as Hispanics. continue reading »

Dr. Jack Kevorkian aka “Dr Death” Dies at Age 83

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, dubbed "Dr. Death" because of his support for assisted suicide, died Friday in a hospital outside of Detroit, the Associated Press reported. continue reading »

U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds

For newly diagnosed cancer patients, appointments with an oncologist are hard to come by -- even among those with private health insurance, according to U.S. researchers. continue reading »

30 Yrs Into the Epidemic, A Generation with HIV Comes of Age

In 1991, the life of a 6-year-old girl in Texas named Danielle began to unravel. First, her father learned that he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Her mother went in for screening soon after and received the same grim result. continue reading »

Pilsen Community Free Family Health Fair

A Silver Lining Foundation & The Resurrection Project are bringing a free family health fair to the Pilsen Community on Saturday, June 4th, at Cristo Rey High School. continue reading »

STUDY:  Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay

Native American children in the United States and Canada have three times the rate of untreated cavities compared to other kids, according to a new policy statement from a pediatricians group that recommends doctors pay more attention to the oral health of those patients. continue reading »

Medicaid’s Role for Hispanic Americans

The Kaiser Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has just issued a new fact sheet on medicaid’s role for Hispanic Americans. continue reading »

12 Million Latinos Workers Have No Paid Sick Day Benefits

A new analysis released today by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days (Spanish), shows that Latino workers and their families suffer when they lack basic workplace continue reading »

Home Births Jump 20 Percent in 4 Years: U.S. Report

The number of home births in the United States has jumped 20 percent in recent years, a new government study shows. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluated data from birth certificates for more than 4 million live births registered in the United States in 2008 and in previous years. continue reading »

Health Tip: Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

Bedbugs feed on human blood, leaving annoying itchy bites in their wake. They may hide in places such as in and around the bed, in crevices behind chair and couch cushions, and in the folds of curtains. continue reading »

Anxiety Disorders Appear to Precede the Onset of Diabetes in Latinos

In a new study authored by University of California and being presented this week to the American Psychiatric Association, found that diabetes and mood disorders appear together in the Latino population. continue reading »

Anxiety Disorders Appear to Precede the Onset of Diabetes in Latinos

In a new study authored by University of California and being presented this week to the American Psychiatric Association, found that diabetes and mood disorders appear together in the Latino population. continue reading »

STUDY:  Musical Instruments a Breeding Ground for Germs

Learning to play a musical instrument has many well-known advantages, but sharing wind instruments can spread disease-causing bacteria and other germs, researchers warn. continue reading »

Health Tip: Boost Your Immune System

The immune system helps your body fight off germs, protecting you from getting sick. The ADAM Encyclopedia suggests these ways to help support your immune system: continue reading »

FDA Warning to Hispanic Consumer: Don’t Buy Drugs Marketed as Antibiotic Dietary Supplements

The FDA has determined that several companies are marketing products that look like antimicrobial products available in Mexico. Consumers using the products may believe they will receive the beneficial health effects of an antimicrobial drug. continue reading »

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. continue reading »

RESEARCH: Parent’s Limited English Tends to Prolong their Child’s Hospital Stay

Children have longer hospital stays if their parents or other main caregivers have poor English language skills, a U.S. study finds. The research, published in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, included almost 1,300 children admitted to a children's hospital in the Midwest for treatment of infections requiring long-term antibiotics. continue reading »

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. continue reading »