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Tag Results for "Hispanic Health"

Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Efforts Recover Record $4 Billion; New Affordable Care

Joint Justice Department & HHS Efforts Result in Largest Sum Ever Recovered in Single Year. Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report showing that the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered more than $4 billion in taxpayer dollars in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. continue reading »

Uh Oh! Oral Sex Linked to Head and Neck Cancer, Study Finds.

Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies. There's a worrisome uptick in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers among middle-aged and even younger Americans, continue reading »

Some Older Drivers’ Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds. continue reading »

Preparing Small Doses of Medication From Syringes Called Risky

Errors involving powerful drugs such as morphine dangerous for babies, small children, study finds. Preparing small doses of medications from syringes can be inaccurate and lead to dangerous dosing continue reading »

Warning Signs of Hypothermia

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. continue reading »

New Report Finds H1N1 Vaccination Rates Lower for Hispanics, While Hospitalization Rates Higher

H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, continue reading »

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

What you need for the trip from the hospital. Most babies are ready to leave the hospital within two to five days of birth. For parents, that means a lot of preparation. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should follow this checklist before bringing baby home: continue reading »

New Hispanic Health IT Initiative Announced

With the Hispanic population as the nation’s largest minority, HIMSS announces the establishment of a new HIMSS Latino Initiative to focus on health IT needs for the rapidly growing Hispanic/Latino market. continue reading »

Everyone Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier, Surgeon General Says in “Call to Action”

Benjamin cites health benefits, offers steps for families, clinicians and employers. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin today issued a “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding,” outlining steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies. continue reading »

Leading Hispanic Organization Opposed to Repeal of Health Care Reform

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., is urging all members of Congress to vote no on the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” (H.R. 2 and H.Res 9). continue reading »

La Sangre Tipo O se Relacionó con Menos Riesgo de Ataque Cardiaco

Un estudio halla un gen que eleva el peligro y otro, también relacionado con el tipo de sangre, que podría ofrecer protección. Los investigadores han descubierto simultáneamente continue reading »

New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements. Seniors who want to remain in their homes despite illness and infirmity can get a high-tech assist these days. continue reading »

Nursing Home Closings Concentrated in Hispanic and Black Neighborhoods

While demographic shifts project an increased need for long-term care for an aging population, hundreds of nursing homes close each year, geographically concentrated in minority communities. continue reading »

Según un Estudio, Mientras Más se Camina Menor Será el Riesgo de Diabetes

10,000 pasos al día cinco días a la semana protege tres veces más que sólo 3,000 pasos por día. Mientras más camine, menos riesgo de diabetes tendrá, afirman investigadores australianos. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Paradox: Hispanic Border Residents Living Longer than Most other Texans or Americans

A recent study by the University of Washington Institute for Health has uncovered a Hispanic health paradox: the longest lives in Texas continue reading »

World Health Organization Targets Drug-Resistant Malaria

A global plan to fight drug-resistant malaria was launched Wednesday by the World Health Organization. It said failure to combat the spread of resistance to artemisinin -- a key component of new malaria drugs -- would be "catastrophic," Agence France-Presse reported. continue reading »

Health Tip: Your Diet’s Role in Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed while a woman is pregnant. The U.S. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse says dietary changes may be key to managing the disease. continue reading »

Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says. Exposure to bright artificial light between dusk and bedtime can reduce the quality of your sleep and may increase the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, new research has found. continue reading »

Universal Flu Shot that Vaccinates for Life a Step Closer

Researchers have found that several patients infected with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain have developed antibodies that are protective against a variety of flu strains. “The result is something like the holy grail for flu-vaccine research, continue reading »

Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease

Here are common warning signs: If all types of lung disease were combined, it would be the third-largest killer in the United States, the U.S. National Women's Health Information Center says. continue reading »