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La seguridad hospitalaria varía en todo el país, según un informe

Según los investigadores, el lugar al que acuden los pacientes a recibir tratamiento puede significar la diferencia entre la vida y la muerte. continue reading »

US Cancer Survivors Grows to Nearly 12 Million

The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. continue reading »

Classroom Environment May Affect Kids’ Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests. First-grade classrooms with poor environments -- not enough resources, teachers who feel disrespected by colleagues continue reading »

Groups Look to Increase Alzheimer’s Awareness Among Hispanics

As elderly Hispanics are poised to become the fastest growing of all U.S. racial and ethnic groups over the next few years, Alzheimer’s groups are pushing to raise awareness of the disease to Hispanics. continue reading »

Científicos Relacionan Trece Nuevas Regiones Génicas con el Riesgo de Enfermedad Cardiaca

Esto duplica la cantidad de regiones implicadas en la aterosclerosis, la causa más común de muerte. En lo que podría ser la investigación global más grande de su tipo, los científicos han implicado trece nuevas regiones génicas continue reading »

Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms

Small study finds less severe hot flashes after 10 weeks of treatment. Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, according to a small study. continue reading »

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented today. continue reading »

1 in 303 Children have Cerebral Palsy

Learn more about the signs and causes of cerebral palsy and what to do if you. How Common Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and keep their balance and posture continue reading »

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

Online Community Offers Recognition and Savings for Doing Positive Actions. DailyFeats, the online community that rewards and celebrates doing good, today launched its platform for sharing positive actions at www.dailyfeats.com. continue reading »

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. continue reading »

Hearing Loss Seems to Affect Fewer Blacks Than Whites

Skin pigmentation may protect the inner ear, researcher says. Hearing loss affects nearly two-thirds of older Americans, but blacks are much less likely than whites to have hearing problems, a new study shows. continue reading »

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

When breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, many doctors believe that removing several more nodes provides better treatment. But a new study suggests otherwise. The finding may change the way early-stage breast cancer is treated in some patients. continue reading »

Health Tip: Diabetes May Contribute to Hearing Loss

Take note of these warning signs. Diabetics are twice as likely as non-diabetics to have hearing loss, according to the American Diabetes Association. continue reading »

Kidney Transplant Changes Could Favor Younger Patients

Changes that would direct the best kidneys to younger healthier people instead of giving priority to patients who have been on the waiting list longest are being considered by U.S. organ transplant network officials. continue reading »

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

CDC recomienda que las personas con condiciones crónicas de salud se vacunen contra la influenza. Si usted es uno de los millones de estadounidenses con una condición de salud crónica como el asma, la diabetes continue reading »

Toward Elimination of Healthcare-associated Infections: A call to Action

Recently, partners hosting the 5th Decennial International Conference on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) – APICExternal Web Site Icon., CDC, IDSAExternal Web Site Icon. and SHEAExternal Web Site Icon continue reading »

Spinal Fluid May Hold Clues to Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Strong evidence suggests that the central nervous system is involved in both conditions. An analysis of proteins in spinal fluid can help distinguish patients with Lyme disease from those with chronic fatigue syndrome, a new study reports. continue reading »

Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men

But women who have a certain type of heart attack tend to be older and sicker, raising death risk. Gender does not appear to have any impact on the risk of dying following a severe heart attack, new research indicates. continue reading »

Médicos de la Asociación Médica Hispana Nacional unen Fuerzas

...con la Asociación Médica Nacional y la Oficina del Alcalde de Nueva York Michael Bloomberg. Un llamado a la acción para expandir los esfuerzos destinados a reducir las disparidades de salud en la vacunación contra la gripe continue reading »

Health Tip: Unwind With Yoga

But practice it correctly. Yoga may be a great way to exercise, relax and even relieve pain. But the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says you can do more harm than good if you practice yoga incorrectly. continue reading »