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Tag Results for "Hispanic Health News"

New AARP Online Tool Can Help Americans Realize Current and Future Benefits of the Health Care Law

Health Law Guide provides personalized health information in about five minutes. Today AARP launched a personalized online tool, the Health Law Guide continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Add Pounds as They Lose Native Eating Habits

A study shows that Mexican-American youth gain pounds as they move away from the dietary habits of their native country continue reading »

More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knees

More than 4 million Americans now live with an artificial knee, and increasing numbers of younger patients are undergoing knee replacement surgery, new research reveals. continue reading »

STUDY:  The Pros and Cons of Home vs Hospital Birth

Babies whose mothers choose to deliver at home are at higher risk of complications after birth, including low Apgar scores and seizures, a new study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Food Can Affect Sleep

What you eat and drink can keep you up or make you drowsy. What you eat and drink can have a big impact on your ability to fall or stay asleep. Many foods can make you feel drowsy, while others can cause trouble sleeping. continue reading »

Health Tip: Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Here are some ways to add them to snacks and meals. Everyone knows it's important to eat a lot of vegetables. But how can you eat more of these healthy foods without upsetting your routine? continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Had Greatest Health Risk During 2009’s H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Social determinants, including the lack of paid sick leave, contributed to higher risk of exposure to the influenza A (H1N1) virus among Hispanics in the U.S. continue reading »

Aggressive Chemo May Help Young Lymphoma Patients

Higher doses of chemotherapy with less time between treatments may benefit younger people suffering from aggressive lymphomas, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (one of the most common and aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), according to new research. continue reading »

STUDY: Yawning May Cool the Brain

Yawning helps keep the brain cool, and the sinuses play a role in that process by acting as bellows, a new report suggests. continue reading »

Health Tip:  Pack Your Holiday Leftovers Carefully

When packing up your holiday leftovers, make sure they're properly stored to prevent foodborne illness. The American Dietetic Association offers these suggestions for safe storage of your holiday leftovers: continue reading »

Holiday Season a Challenge for Allergy Sufferers

The holiday season can be a challenge for people with allergies and asthma, but there are a number of things they can do to protect themselves, allergists say. continue reading »

Black Friday Is Just Not About Bargains, Can be Psychological Adventure

Black Friday, the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, is as much about the quest as it is about getting good deals, according to a marketing expert. continue reading »

Increasing Awareness of Stroke Risk Factors for Latinos

Hispanics are particularly susceptible to stroke in the United States and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) hope to educate about stroke during the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association continue reading »

Holiday Health Tip:  Treat Yourself Well

The holidays can be physically, emotionally and financially overwhelming. So take care to avoid letting the stress of the season get you down. continue reading »

Latino Health Advocates Urge Obama to Maintain Birth Control as Preventive Health Care

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined by the Hispanic Federation and 20 other local and national organizations that advocate for Latinos continue reading »

Health Tip:  Managing Diabetes While Under Stress

Managing diabetes can be tough enough, but the challenge is even greater when you're under stress. continue reading »

Hispanic Seniors Least Likely Amongst General Population to Get Their Pneumonia Shots

The overall proportion of Americans age 65 and older who have ever been vaccinated against pneumonia, a leading killer of seniors, increased from 53 to 60 percent between 2000 and 2008, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). continue reading »

Hispanic Medical Assocation on Capital Hill to Bring Awareness on Hispanic Community Health Issues

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard opened the annual Fall Hispanic health briefing on Capitol Hill calling attention to the fact that the U.S. now spends $2 continue reading »

Drug Use Highest Among Native American, White & Latino Teens, Lower Among Blacks

A national analysis of drug abuse among teens released yesterday – among the most comprehensive to date – found that Native American, Latino and white adolescents have the highest rates of drug-related disorders. continue reading »

Nat’l Institute of Health Releases Comprehensive SpanishLanguage Publication on End-of-Life Protocol

Dealing with the symptoms of a serious illness is difficult. For the Hispanic population, language and cultural barriers can add to the burden, making it even harder to get relief. continue reading »