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Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say. Over the last two decades hearing loss due to "recreational" noise exposure such as blaring club music has risen among adolescent girls continue reading »

One of World’s Highest Prevalence Rates for Asthma is in Puerto Rico

This year the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is facing a jump in the asthma cases reported amongst children, and the island’s children are nearly 300 percent more likely to have respiratory ailments than the general population continue reading »

Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol Durante las Fiestas Navideñas Podría Reducir el Riesgo de C&

La evidencia sugiere que beber en exceso daña las células y podría elevar el riesgo de cáncer. Aunque las fiestas de fin de año con frecuencia incluyen consumo de alcohol, los oncólogos están instando a los fiesteros que celebren con moderación. continue reading »

Protect Yourself From the Cold

When you're at risk for frostbite. Frostbite may set in when fingers, toes or other parts of the body are exposed to very cold temperatures. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says risk factors for frostbite include: continue reading »

Latinos Develop Visual Impairments Like Blindness at a Higher Rate than General Population

Latinos have higher rates of developing visual impairment, blindness, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than non-Hispanic whites, researchers found. continue reading »

Control de la Diabetes Durante las Festividades

No deje que la diabetes le impida disfrutar de los viajes y las celebraciones en esta época del año. Con algo de planeación y poco trabajo, puede cuidar su salud cuando viaja y en las reuniones con familiares y amigos durante estas festividades. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Groups Applaud FDA Action on Supplements

"We all need to know that what we take is safe. Today the FDA called the dietary supplements industry to task for deceptive practices that have hidden from consumers the presence of potentially harmful ingredients in some supplements," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, issued a letter today to dietary supplement man continue reading »

Report Asks Hospitals to Improve Pregnancy Care (BILINGUAL)

Moms and babies everywhere deserve high quality health care, and a new report from the March of Dimes and its partners offers providers a vision for how to offer top-notch services while giving moms practical tips to help them make smart choices. continue reading »

Lo Que es Bueno Para el Corazón También lo es Para el Cerebro

Un estudio halla que tener altos niveles de colesterol 'bueno' parece proteger contra la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Llevar un estilo de vida saludable para el corazón también puede prevenir la enfermedad de Alzheimer continue reading »

Según un Estudio, Muchos Hombres Mayores de 75 años Siguen Sexualmente Activos

Casi un tercio de los hombres de Australia informa haber estado activo en el año anterior. Para los hombres a partir de los 75, la vida no significa el final del sexo, según un estudio australiano. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Leader Calls for End to Tobacco Pollution

"Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear — there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin continue reading »

¿Podrían los teléfonos celulares incrementar las dificultades conductuales de los niños?

Una investigación sugiere que la exposición a los campos electromagnéticos antes y después del nacimiento podría tener que ver. Un estudio reciente con cerca de 29,000 niños sugiere que los niños expuestos a los teléfonos celulares en el vientre materno y luego del nacimiento tuvieron más riesgo de problemas conductuales para su séptimo cumpleaños continue reading »

How MS Affects Kids May Differ by Race

Problems with language, complex attention occur more often in blacks than whites, study finds. A new U.S. study finds that multiple sclerosis impairs certain cognitive functions more severely in black children than white children. continue reading »

Norteamericanos Consumen Suficiente Calcio y Vitamina D: Informe

La mayoría de las personas en Estados Unidos y Canadá recibe suficiente cantidad de vitamina D y calcio y el consumo excesivo de suplementos podría dañar su salud, advirtieron el martes expertos. continue reading »

Gifts that Last, Healthy Gift Ideas

Computers, mobile phones and other gadgets often become out-dated before you even figure out how to use them. This holiday season, why not try giving gifts that will last a lifetime? Help your friends and loved ones stay healthy, and they’ll remember how much you care about them for years to come. continue reading »

Making Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions—they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last? continue reading »

Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers’ Happiness

Spiritual aspects less significant for life satisfaction, survey finds. Regular churchgoers may lead more satisfying lives than stay-at-home folks because they create a network of close friends who provide important support, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Cold Weather Season is Upon Us! Health Tips for Winter

Leaving lung season behind as the last leaves fall to the ground and winter rears its cold and sometimes harsh head, we begin our journey into kidney/bladder season. continue reading »

Practicar Movimientos al Ritmo de la Música Podría Ayudar a los Adultos Mayores a Evitar Caídas

Pero otro programa, que usaba videos y sensibilización del riesgo, no ayudó a los pacientes mayores hospitalizados, según muestra una investigación. "Nuestros hallazgos sugieren que este programa podría resultar útil continue reading »

Dominican Republic Cholera Cases Reaches 16

Health Authorities in the Dominican Republic yesterday confirmed another case of cholera raising the number of infected citizens to 16. The latest case was reported in the southwestern providence of San Juan de la Maguana. The patient is a 39-year-old man who is a driver and has had frequent continue reading »