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El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos -Cancer Affects Everyone

Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has designed the El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos (Cancer Affects Everyone) campaign, specifically for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The c continue reading »

Government Reports U.S. Hispanics Outlive Everyone Else – Researchers Want to Know Why

Hispanics in the United States outlive whites by almost three years and blacks by almost eight years, according to a new report. continue reading »

COMMUNITY HEALTH:  The State of Pediatric Asthma in Humboldt Park

Pediatric asthma is a serious public health problem in Chicago and has been designated a high priority concern by residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park, a diverse community area with a large number of Puerto Rican, African American, and Mexican American families. continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Lacking Understanding in the Latino Community

New Survey Shows Understanding of Alzheimer’s in the Latino Community Does Not Correspond with Growing Concern about this Health Crisis. According to the Alzheimer’s Association “Hispanic Perceptions of Alzheimer’s Disease” survey, which was funded by continue reading »

Health Status of those Living on the Border Rife with Challenges

The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission has published a comprehensive study on the health status in the U.S.-Mexico border region defined as 44 counties that are located either in California, Arizona, Texas or New Mexico. continue reading »

Congressional Briefing Today on Hispanic Child Obesity Rates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, 18.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 12.6 percent of white children and 11.8 percent of African American children and the National Hispanic continue reading »

Latin American and Asian Youth More Affected by Discrimination Faced in U.S.

Discrimination experienced by U.S. teens from Latin American and Asian backgrounds can affect their grades and health, and is associated with depression, distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found. continue reading »

Latin American and Asian Youth More Affected by Discrimination Faced in U.S.

Discrimination experienced by U.S. teens from Latin American and Asian backgrounds can affect their grades and health, and is associated with depression, distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found. continue reading »

Latino Cancer Research Gets $5.6 Million in Federal Funding

After a decade of success reducing Latino cancer through research, training and education, Texas based Redes En Acción: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Research Network has received a new $5.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to bolster and expand its cancer-fighting efforts. continue reading »

Mexican-Americans More Likely to Suffer Second Stroke

Mexican-American stroke survivors with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation are more than twice as likely to suffer a second stroke compared to white patients, a new study finds. It also found that even though these strokes are more likely to be severe among Mexican-Americans, they don't have a greater risk of death after a second stroke. continue reading »

Mexican-Americans More Likely to Suffer Second Stroke

Mexican-American stroke survivors with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation are more than twice as likely to suffer a second stroke compared to white patients, a new study finds. It also found that even though these strokes are more likely to be severe among Mexican-Americans, they don't have a greater risk of death after a second stroke. continue reading »

Challenges to Food Spending in Hispanic Households

The good news: Hispanic families are spending proportionally more than non-Hispanic families on food, however, there is ample evidence that their food budgets may be insufficient to meet the nutritional needs of all members of the household—including children. continue reading »

The Ultimate Denial: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds. Thirty percent of those in the "overweight" class believed they were actually normal size, continue reading »

The Ultimate Denial: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds. Thirty percent of those in the "overweight" class believed they were actually normal size, continue reading »

Onset of Early Puberty More Likely to Happen to Hispanic and African- American Girls

The onset of early puberty, defined as showing some kind of breast development, is happening earlier and earlier to American girls, especially Hispanic and African American girls. continue reading »