1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



Tags

Tag Results for "Hispanic Health News"

New Online Source for Latino Families Struggling with Teen Drug/Alcohol Abuse

The Partnership at Drugfree.org announced the launch of new tools for Hispanic parents and families, accessible at “HablaConTusHijos,” a free, bilingual online resource to help Hispanic parents who are struggling to address drug and alcohol abuse by their children. continue reading »

New Online Source for Latino Families Struggling with Teen Drug/Alcohol Abuse

The Partnership at Drugfree.org announced the launch of new tools for Hispanic parents and families, accessible at “HablaConTusHijos,” a free, bilingual online resource to help Hispanic parents who are struggling to address drug and alcohol abuse by their children. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos with Lung Cancer Tend to Live Longer than Others

Hispanic people with lung cancer tend to live longer than white or black people with the disease, according to a new study. continue reading »

Teen Birth Rate Lowest in History, Latinos Have Highest Rate of Teen Births

Today’s report from the national Center for Health Statistics is showing that teen birth rates is the lowest in 70 years, and those low rates apply to all ethnics minorities as well. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Blacks Less Likely to be Prescribed Antidepressants than Whites

Hispanics and blacks are less likely to be prescribed antidepressants than whites, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to receive the drugs than those with private insurance, a new study says. continue reading »

Hispanic Preschoolers Among Those in Most Need of More Outdoor Play Time

A recent study published in the April 2 online edition of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, found that many preschoolers are not getting enough outdoor play, with those with Hispanic mothers among those getting the least. continue reading »

BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food

Patients suffer from throat, stomach injuries. Several Rhode Island residents had a brush with the emergency room because of sharp wire bristles that made their way from barbecue grills into their digestive tracts. continue reading »

Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won’t Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study

It also found no increase in wakefulness among breast-fed babies whose mothers consumed caffeine. Caffeine consumption among expectant or new mothers does n continue reading »

Teen Girl Drivers More Likely to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel. Teen girls are twice as likely as boys to use cellphones and other electronic devices while driving continue reading »

OPINION:  Affordable Health Care Act Helps Improve Latina Health

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which dramatically increased healthcare coverage and access to preventive care in this country. continue reading »

Looking Beyond Headlines about Recent Heart Research

Commentary provided by Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer. She is also founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a food communications and culinary consulting company based in Hinsdale, Illinois: continue reading »

STUDY:  Colorado Latino Kids Three Times More Likely to Be Obese

Latino children in Colorado are three times more likely to suffer from obesity than their white non-Hispanic peers, a new study shows. continue reading »

Sugary Drinks Can Be Hard on Heart: Study

Men who drank one sweet beverage daily had higher risk of heart disease. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day raises men's risk of heart disease, a long-term study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Coping With Diabetes

Accepting your diagnosis. You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. Accepting the diagnosis is difficult for many people, but it's an important first step. The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions: continue reading »

Health Tip: Lower Your Risk for Osteoporosis

Here are factors you can control. Some risk factors for osteoporosis you can't control -- such as your age, heritage and family history of the brittle bones condition. continue reading »

Health Tip: At Risk for Muscle Cramps

Who is most likely to get them. A muscle cramp occurs when a contracted muscle can't relax, causing pain and tightness. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon continue reading »

Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening

Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge. Approximately one in three U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 75 who s continue reading »

Teens May Fare Worse After Concussion Than Children or Adults

Injury can cause long-term problems with short-term memory in teens, researchers say. Teenagers who suffer a concussion are more sensitive than adults or children to its aftereffects, Canadian researchers report. continue reading »

‘Active’ Video Games May Not Boost Kids’ Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found. Apparently there's no guarantee that your kids will mend their couch-potato ways if you give them a fitness video game. continue reading »

Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging

Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies. A second company has issued a voluntary recall of birth control pills because o continue reading »