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La Obesidad Puede Reducir la Vida, Según Encuentra un Análisis

Pero los investigadores también descubrieron que ser demasiado delgado también se relacionó con una menor longevidad. Ser demasiado gordo puede acortar la vida, pero ser demasiado delgado también puede reducir la longevidad, según sugiere un estudio reciente. continue reading »

6 Way to Keep the Bad Economy From Spoiling Your Children’s Holiday (and yours)

1. Having a loving, warm family is more important than the dollar amount spent on gifts. Therefore, make cheerfulness a goal. Try not to think about your financial situation during the time you’re celebrating with your children. continue reading »

♪ Sleigh bells Ring, Are You Stressed Out? ♪  Stress Tips For the Holidays

Family, friends, celebrations, and travel— the same things that make the holidays special can also be stressful. Common causes of stress around the holidays are traveling with family, scheduling lots of activities, and budgeting for gifts. continue reading »

The Art of Delegation

For most of us there is just not enough time in the day. We are often busy from morning till night and still feel like we don’t get enough done. But here is a very odd phenomena, continue reading »

Transplant Program at Chicago Hospital Successfully Reaching Hispanics

“Something that really surprised me was hearing a patient say that he had called 10 different transplant centers, but because they all answered the phone in English, he would hang up,” said Chicago transplant surgeon and director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Hispanic-friendly program, Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo. continue reading »

Many in Latino and Black Community Avoid Getting Flu Shot Imperiling their Health

It’s flu season and as millions of American’s get their flu shots there is a segment of the population that is not – minority communities. U.S. health officials say that the black and Latino communities have a 45 to 50 percent rate of immunization compared to 70 percent for the general population. continue reading »

La Obesidad se Instala en los Ricos de los Países en Desarrollo

La epidemia de obesidad se instaló en muchos países en desarrollo y casi por completo en los más ricos de esas sociedades. En cambio, los más pobres dentro de esas fronteras siguen sin poder engordar lo necesario. continue reading »

Hispanics with Kidney Disease Face Faster Rate of Decline

Among patients with kidney disease in the United States, certain racial/ethnic groups, including blacks and some Hispanics, get sicker faster than whites do, researchers have found. continue reading »

No Link Between Obesity, Breast Cancer in Mexican-Americans

Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest. Obesity isn't linked with breast cancer risk in Mexican-American women, a new study has found. continue reading »

Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year

Advances in treating type 1 diabetes best news as World Diabetes Day approaches. Even as the threat of diabetes continues to grow, scientists have made significant discoveries in the past year that might one continue reading »

La Obesidad No se Relaciona con el Riesgo de Cáncer de Mama entre Estadounidenses de Origen Mexican

Investigadores sugieren que el riesgo más bajo podría deberse a menos exposición al estrógeno durante toda la vida. Un estudio reciente halla que la obesidad no se relaciona con el riesgo de cáncer de mama entre las mujeres estadounidenses d continue reading »

California’s Latino Community Hard-hit by Whooping Cough Outbreak

As of last month the state of California is reporting 6,257 cases of whooping cough, officially known as pertussis, with 10 related infant deaths. This is a record number and beats the record set in 1950 of 6,613. continue reading »

Office of Minority Health Awards $16.2 Million to Help Eliminate Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants for projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Recipients include national and community organizations. continue reading »

Pesticides Taint One-Fifth of All Children’s Food

More than one-quarter of the food eaten by a small number of U.S. children contained pesticides, confirming again that food is a source of chemical exposures for youngsters. Researchers measured 14 varieties of pesticides in the fruits, vegetables, and juices tested. continue reading »

Number of Diabetics in U.S. Expected to Triple by 2050

The number of American adults with diabetes could double or triple by 2050 if current trends continue, warns a federal government study released today. An aging population, an increase in minority groups at higher risk for diabetes, and the fact that diabetes patients are living longer are among the reasons for the steep projected rise. continue reading »

El Estrés Influye Poco en el Peso Corporal: Estudio

Una revisión de estudios publicados revela que el estrés influiría poco en el peso corporal. Para los investigadores, eso sorprende debido a la idea generalizada de que el estrés favorece el consumo de comida chatarra o reduce la actividad física, lo que promueve el aumento de peso continue reading »

Comer Granos Integrales y Menos Granos Refinados Podría Ayudar al Corazón

Un estudio encuentra que sustituir el arroz blanco con arroz integral es una forma de reducir un tipo dañino de grasa corporal. Las personas que comen granos integrales en lugar de granos refinados con continue reading »

Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find. Black and Hispanic children with frequent ear infections are less likely to have access to health care than white children, say U.S. researchers. continue reading »

A Challenge to Our Nation - Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino Kids

Hispanic children are tomorrow’s workers and taxpayers. Investing in their education and well-being is investing in America’s future. The Census’s most recent data, however, reveal that of all racial and ethnic groups, Latinos experienced the largest one-year increase in poverty in 2009. continue reading »

Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests. Fatalism, a belief that life's events are predetermined, may be one reason why Hispanic women have some of the lowest cancer screening rates in the continue reading »