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STUDY:  The Longer Hispanic Immigrants Live in U.S. More Likely to Develop Health Problems

he longer they live in the United States, the more likely it is that Hispanic immigrants will develop health problems, a new study says. continue reading »

Kids With Asthma Affected by Their Home Environment

Children with asthma who live in single-parent homes are 50 percent more likely to return to the hospital for treatment within a year than those who live in two-parent homes, a new study finds. continue reading »

One-Third of Americans Drive “Drowsy”

Nearly one-third (32 percent) of American drivers admitted to drowsy driving in the past month, even though 96 percent of the respondents said drowsy driving is an unacceptable behavior, according to a new survey. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Blacks Will be the Most Hurt With Medicaid Cuts

A new report, Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos, shows how the state and federally funded health insurance program for low- income people, has historically played a critical role for people of color, providing coverage for millions of blacks and Latinos of all ages. continue reading »

Managing This Weekend’s Time Change

When the clocks go back an hour this weekend, some people may have trouble adjusting to the time change. Many welcome the switch from daylight savings time to standard time because it means an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, but some will find it difficult to adapt continue reading »

Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

She and her colleagues looked at 338 children in 49 preschool classrooms and found that, among children with low initial language skills, those who were placed in the lowest-ability classes continue reading »

Spooky Contacts Can be Nightmare for Eyes

Laura Butler was vacationing in Virginia Beach, Va., when, on a whim, the brown-eyed mom decided to buy a pair of blue contact lenses for $29.99 from a novelty shop. continue reading »

Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary for Your Diet

Trying to avoid eating the entire bag of candy bars you bought for Halloween before the big night arrives? Worried that you won't have the willpower to resist midnight raids on your child's Halloween stash? continue reading »

Cultural Factors Increase Asthma’s Burden on Latinos Says Amer. Lung Association

The American Lung Association released a new report today, Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics, which provides an overview of research on the complex biological, continue reading »

Illegal Silicone Butt Injections from Mexico to be Discussed at Medical Conference

The 30-year-old woman arrived at the Henry Ford Hospital emergency room in Detroit out of breath and coughing blood. It didn't take long for doctors to figure out why continue reading »

Health Tip: Take Care to Prevent Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are common overuse injuries, and may take lots of time to fully heal. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to help reduce your risk of stress fractures: continue reading »

Study Finds Race Plays Role in Risk for Arthritis

Blacks have a higher rate of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis than whites do, a new study finds. Osteoarthritis is a painful chronic disease caused by a loss of cartilage in the joints. continue reading »

POLL:  Latinos Overall Have Favorable Opinion of Obamacare

There has been much debate related to health care reform both before President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, and after its historic passage. continue reading »

Latino Community Will Get Help Getting Healthy with New LULAC Initiative

With the goal of reversing the rate at which Latinos are becoming obese or overweight, LULAC today announced a community health education initiative focused on healthy food options continue reading »

Cialis Approved to Treat Enlarged Prostate

The erectile dysfunction drug Cialis (tadalafil) has received new approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the medical term for an enlarged prostate. continue reading »

STUDY:  Entire Brain Used When Trying to Win in Game Playing

Nearly your entire brain is engaged in striving for success when you play games, according to a new study. The finding that many more brain regions besides the reward centers activate in an attempt to win games, such as rock-paper-scissors, makes sense in terms of evolution, the Yale University researchers noted. continue reading »

HEALTH TIPS:  Managing Anxiety Disorder

If you think you may have an anxiety disorder -- characterized by an intense fear of a person, place or situation -- you should visit your doctor to have your condition evaluated and confirmed. continue reading »

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Hispanic Americans are hit particularly hard by influenza with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to 9.5 million Hispanic Americans will suffer from the flu in an average year. Yet, vaccination rates among this population are seriously low. continue reading »

Global Nonprofit Breastcancer.org Launches Spanish-Language Site

Today, global nonprofit Breastcancer.org announced the Spanish-language rollout of its website, a dedicated effort to bring the most up-to-date information continue reading »

STUDY:  Big Tobacco Covered Up Information on Cancer Risk

A new study claims that tobacco companies knew for years that cigarette smoke contained dangerous and potentially deadly radioactivity but purposefully didn't let the public know. continue reading »