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STUDY:  Healthy for Kids to Believe in Santa as Long as They Want

Children should be allowed to believe in Santa Claus as long as they want, an expert says. continue reading »

Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Christmas Tree

If artificial, make sure it's labeled 'fire-resistant' - Before you install and decorate your holiday tree, make sure it's safe for you and your family. The American Academy of Pediatrics m continue reading »

STUDY:  Regular Exercise Prolongs Life, Except for Latinos Where No Benefits Were Found

A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. But Hispanics, for reasons that aren't clear, didn't get any gain from being more active. continue reading »

STUDY:  Living in Hispanic or Black Community Increases Your Obesity-Risk

A new study by James B. Kirby, Ph.D., and Lan Liang, Ph.D., researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other researchers investigated the complex relationship between racial/ethnic composition of communities and obesity levels. continue reading »

New Mexico Urged to Provide Maternity Leave for High School Students

New Mexico could soon join Massachusetts as the only other state to offer high school students maternity leave. New Mexico is being urged by advocates of the idea, that includes the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, to make this state law. continue reading »

STUDY:  Language Disparities Among Latino Women in Labor Impacts Use of Epidurals

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting found the role of women’s primary language impacts whether or not they receive an epidural for pain relief during labor. continue reading »

Hispanic HIV Diagnosis Vary by Region, South has Largest Occurrence Rate

Hispanic Americans are diagnosed with HIV infection nearly three times as often as whites, but rates and causes differ by region, a new study finds. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. continue reading »

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias is Terminally Ill

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her heart that provides the necessary medications to keep her alive. continue reading »

FDA Warning:  Diarrhea Drug ‘Intestinomicina’ from El Salvador Potentially Deadly

Consumers should not use a drug product called Intestinomicina -- marketed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections -- because it contains an ingredient that can cause serious and potentially deadly problems continue reading »

Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%

Costs in diabetes, heart disease, health care dollars will skyrocket if current trends go unchecked. If current trends continue, more than half the adults in 39 states could be obese by 2030, not just overweight, a new report says. continue reading »

STUDY:  Cancer Top Killer of Hispanics Not Heart Disease

A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds that despite declining death rates, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics Facing Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Hispanics are more likely to store fat in their pancreas, but less likely to be able to produce more insulin to compensate for this excess fat, putting them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. continue reading »

STUDY:  Minority Fifth Graders Face Greater Health and Safety Risks than General Population

Black and Latino fifth graders in the U.S. are more likely than white students to be obese, to get too little exercise, to witness violence and to ride without seatbelts and bike helmets, all signs of significant disparities that could put their health and safety at risk, a new study finds. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics View Obesity as the Biggest Health Problem for Their Children

Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanics View Obesity as the Biggest Health Problem for Their Children

Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. continue reading »

Hispanic Females in the U.S. Have Longest Life Expectancy at 83.8 Years

Mortality in the United States is best summarized by the age-adjusted death rate—a measure that accounts for changes in the age distribution of the population. In 2010, the age-adjusted death rate for the United States was 746.2 per 100,000 population. continue reading »

STUDY:  Blacks Most Likely to Be Obese, White and Latinos On Par with Similar Obesity Rates

According to a Gallup Wellbeing study, Blacks are among the most likely in the United States to be very obese, Hispanics are on par with whites for each obesity class. continue reading »

Cholera in Cuba: Some Traditional Summer Carnivals Canceled Do to Health Concerns

Traditional summer carnivals in the eastern Cuban cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo have been suspended due to an outbreak of cholera in the region, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

300,000 Living in U.S. with Chagas “Kissing Bug” Disease, Most are Immigrants from Latin America

As many as 300,000 people in the United States may have chronic Chagas disease -- mostly spread by blood-sucking insects -- health officials report. continue reading »

Latinos Praise U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Constitutionality of Health Care Reform

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the relief and praise of many Latinos. The mandate provision was also upheld but the Court struck down the Medicaid expansion provision. continue reading »