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Tag Results for "Hispanic Health"

Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study

Qnexa, a combo of phentermine and topiramate, did come with side effects, however. Obese patients taking a high dose of an investigational weight-loss pill called Qnexa lost an average of 22 pounds over a year, continue reading »

Health Tip: Boosting Appetite During Chemotherapy

Make eating easier. A possible side effect of chemotherapy is loss of appetite. But eating well is important to help your body stay strong during this time of physical and emotional stress. continue reading »

Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk

Expressed breast milk can be frozen for later use. The Nemours Foundation says it's important to use sterile bottles or hard plastic cups with tight caps, or "nursing bags" that are specially designed to store breast milk. continue reading »

Coffee Addiction May Be Grounded in Genes

Genetics may help determine how much caffeine one craves, new research indicates, with differences in two specific genes driving people to consume more -- or less -- of the world's most popular stimulant. continue reading »

Pharmaceutical Companies Looking to Better Reach the Hispanic Market

A new physicians study indicates that though pharmaceutical companies spend large sums of money on advertisements for their drugs, they are still not reaching the Hispanic market very well. continue reading »

Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says. Gaps in care for black and white U.S. veterans have been reduced over the past decade as the VA Health Care System improved access to screenings continue reading »

Only 1.2% of Alcohol Abusers Know They Need Help: Report

National Alcohol Screening Day spotlights untreated disorders affecting millions of Americans. A new report reveals that 98.8 percent of the more than 7.4 million American adults aged 21 to 64 with untreated alcohol abuse disorders don't believe they need treatment. continue reading »

Según un Estudio, los que Comen por Compulsión Podrían Sufrir de una ‘Adicción a la Comida’

La exposición a 'señales' alimentarias podría activar los mismos circuitos cerebrales que tienen que ver con la adicción a las drogas y el alcohol. continue reading »

Asthma/Clean Air Act Report to Show Likely Impact Congress Blocks Pollution Limit Updates

Illinois Among 10 Featured States in Analysis by Nurses/Other Health Care Professional Groups. What will happen to the asthma epidemic in Illinois and related fast-rising health care and other costs if Congress decides to block needed updates to the Clean Air Act? continue reading »

Vegetarianos Tendrían Bajo Riesgo Cardíaco y de Sufrir Diabetes

Una dieta sin carne reduciría la probabilidad de tener algunos factores de riesgo comunes de la diabetes y la enfermedad cardíaca y, por lo tanto, disminuiría el riesgo a desarrollar esas enfermedades, reveló un nuevo estudio. continue reading »

Consumer Alert: CPSC Warns of Deadly Danger with Water Walking Balls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to stop participating in a new type of water-related recreational activity, due to the potential risks of suffocation and drowning. The activity is called water walking and the water walking ball has numerous brand or ride names. continue reading »

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

You may have heard that moderate drinking can be good for your heart. This might be true for some drinkers (mainly middle-aged and older adults). But with heavy drinking, any potential benefits of alcohol are outweighed by serious risks to your health. continue reading »

‘Buena Salud’ Book Series Tackles Latino Health, Diabetes & More

The new Buena Salud book series presents the latest Latino health information and medical advances about individual diseases and conditions in a warm and conversational tone. continue reading »

Statement by Secretary Sebelius on National Autism Awareness Month

Every April we recognize National Autism Awareness Month and the special challenges faced by those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 110 children in the U.S. have an ASD. continue reading »

Discovery Familia Joins Forces With the President’s Challenge

Network Commits to Inspiring Hispanic Moms and their Kids to Adopt a More Active and Healthy Lifestyle. Discovery Familia announced today that it will join forces with The President's Council on Fitness, continue reading »

New Research Aims to Solve the Mystery of Premature Birth

March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch Research Center to Understand and Prevent Prematurity. The March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine today launched the nation's first transdisciplinary research center continue reading »

Las tasas de mortalidad infantil y de adultos jóvenes se han invertido.

Un estudio halla que las mejoras globales entre los niños de 4 años o menos no coinciden con las del grupo de 15 a 24 años. Las tasas de mortalidad entre los adolescentes y adultos jóvenes de 15 a 24 años ahora son mayores que las de los niños de uno a cuatro años en muchos países continue reading »

Healthy Eating: Conversation starters

Sometimes a family member or friend just needs encouragement to make a healthy change. Use these tips to start a conversation about eating healthy. Say why eating healthy is important. continue reading »

Many Hispanics Remain Opposed to Organ Donation

When it comes to organ donation, it appears there is still a cultural divide among Hispanics for and against it. Organ donation experts say that Hispanics, predominantly first- and second-generation Mexicans, continue reading »

Low Health Literacy Linked To Higher Risk of Death, More E.R. Visits and Hospitalizations

Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence report by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. continue reading »