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Community Has Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Living in a connected community may protect poor teens from health risks such as smoking or obesity, researchers have found. continue reading »

March of Dimes Welcomes FDA Approval of Progesterone Injections

The first-ever drug known to prevent some preterm births, which won market approval today from the Food and Drug Administration, was welcomed by the March of Dimes. continue reading »

What Causes Arthritis Pain?

It's no secret to any person with arthritis that pain comes with the territory. But what makes arthritis so painful? The Arthritis Foundation offers this list of contributing factors: continue reading »

Lung Cancer Atlas Launched to Identify Lung Cancer Trends Amongst Latinos and Other Minority Groups

In recognition of World Cancer Day, the National Minority Quality Forum this week launched the Lung Cancer Atlas. This novel resource enables users to map lung cancer prevalence estimates and total counts at the zip-code level continue reading »

Hispanics to Lose Access to Medicare Drugs and Treatment

An American Heritage Foundation study has determined that because of The Healthcare Reform Act "low income beneficiaries and minorities, especially Hispanics will bear the brunt of the cuts. continue reading »

Latina Moms and Moms-To-Be Insights Revealed

Polls by Todobebe reveal Hispanic women prefer natural childbirth, having children before age 30, but are divided regarding pacifiers and baby bottle usage. continue reading »

Go Red ‘Por Tu Corazon’ Helping to Fight Heart Disease Amongst Latinas

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red Por Tu Corazón is a bilingual heart-health movement for Latinas that is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease continue reading »

U.S. Teenage Birth Rate Resumes Decline

The teenage birth rate declined 8 percent in the United States from 2007 through 2009, reaching a historic low at 39.1 births per 1,000 teens aged 15-19 years. continue reading »

Los Pediatras Emiten Nuevas Recomendaciones Sobre Vacunas

En la nueva programación se incluyen la tos ferina y la meningitis. Los adolescentes necesitan un refuerzo para protegerse de la meningitis meningocócica, una infección potencialmente mortal del tejido que rodea el cerebro, continue reading »

Hispanic Women Have Highest Rate of Cervical Cancer

The Pap test and HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Have Highest Rate of Cervical Cancer

The Pap test and HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. continue reading »

Super Bowl Loss Really a Heart Stopper for Some Fans

Defeat raises hometown rates of cardiac-related deaths; win may have opposite effect, study finds. Super Bowl fans, beware: Research warns that Sunday's match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers could be a killer, literally. continue reading »

Tough Times for Hispanic Caregivers

As parents/relatives age, their children/family members usually consider the option of sending them to nursing homes or other care facilities, but for almost one-third of Hispanic caregivers, that is not an option, whether due to income or emotional issues. continue reading »

La FDA asegura que los implantes de mama se relacionan con un tipo poco común de cáncer

Según la agencia, el riesgo para cualquier paciente individual es reducido, pero las mujeres y sus médicos deben estar al tanto. continue reading »

Coordinated School Health—Key Strategies

The health of young people is strongly linked to their academic success. Learn how to improve students' health and academic achievement by coordinating health programs within schools and among education, health, and social service agencies. continue reading »

LIVESTRONG Launches New Hispanic Survey to Assess Needs of Hispanic Cancer Survivors

Findings From the Spanish-Language Survey Will Help Improve Programs and Resources for Hispanics Impacted by Cancer. In an effort to help close the gap in health disparities for Latinos diagnosed with cancer continue reading »

Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants. Hispanic seniors in the United States are less likely than their white counterparts to be vaccinated against flu and pneumonia, a new study has found. continue reading »

NCLR’s Thoughts on the State of the Union

Last night, NCLR watched with the rest of the country as President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. For the second year, the president focused on our economic future, stressing the need for job creation and a strengthened economy that will restore the nation’s competitiveness. continue reading »

National Hispanic Medical Assocation Expands Efforts to Encourage Flu Shots with Key Partners

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) will join the National Medical Association (NMA) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) in Houston, Texas, Monday, January 31st to continue reading »

STUDY:  Higher Rate of Hispanic and Black Women Tested for Sexually Transmitted Disease

A recent study published in the Pediatrics journal found that young Hispanic and black girls are being screened for the sexually transmitted disease Chlamydia than their young counterparts. continue reading »