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Latinos Lag in Cancer Screening

A recent study found that Latinos were less likely to get screened for colon cancer than whites. The California study also found that knowledge of their family history widened the Latino-white gap in colorectal cancer screening among adults. continue reading »

Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries

Incidence of 'shaken baby syndrome' and other head trauma almost doubled, study found. The stress of unemployment, foreclosures and putting food on the table may have continue reading »

Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking

More children abuse alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs. Besides being illegal, underage drinking can endanger a young person's physical and emotional health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. continue reading »

Lung Cancer Rates Decline Nationwide

Report shows a continuing decline among men, and a promising decline among women. The rates of new lung cancer cases in the United States dropped among men in 35 states and among women in six states between 1999 and 2008 continue reading »

Health Tip: Managing Diabetic Heart Disease

Follow your treatment plan. he risk of developing diabetic heart disease (DHD) is directly related to a person's blood sugar level, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says. continue reading »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Common in Poorer Neighborhoods

Study of seven U.S., Canadian cities finds disparities in both countries. Residents of lower income neighborhoods are more likely to experience sudden cardiac arrest, a new study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse

Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect. Many seniors are frail and unable to fully care for themselves. They are particularly vulnerable to intentional abuse or neglect, the U.S. Administration on Aging says. continue reading »

Many Alzheimer’s Cases Go Unrecognized: Report

Late diagnosis hinders even the limited treatments available, experts say. Diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease early is essential if patients are to benefit from the medications currently used for this dementia, a new report stresses. continue reading »

Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Heart Failure

Watching your weight, not smoking, exercising and eating your veggies top the list. A healthy lifestyle -- including not smoking, shedding excess pounds, exercising and eating lots of vegetables -- could ward off many cases of heart failure, a new study finds. continue reading »

More U.S. Adults Using Illegal Drugs: Report

Increase driven by greater marijuana use, especially among young adults. The number of Americans using illegal drugs has continued to rise, reaching 22.6 million, or 8.9 percent of the population, in 2010, a new government survey shows. continue reading »

Senior Living Provider Bridges Cultural Gaps With Hospitality English Series for HIspanic Employees

Brookdale Senior Living, a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States, offers Growing Together, a hospitality English series designed to help Spanish-speaking employees feel comfortable and confident within their job duties and interactions with residents. continue reading »

March of Dimes Urges Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot

Only One Shot Benefits Both Moms And Babies. Getting a flu shot during pregnancy protects the mom-to-be from what could be a very serious – even fatal – illness and can protect her newborn who is too young to receive his or her own immunization. continue reading »

Understanding Domestic Violence in the Hispanic Community

New Spanish Language Counseling Resource Creates Awareness of Taboo Topic. One in five women and 15.5% of men in Hispanic households suffer domestic violence. continue reading »

Hospitalized Kids May Receive Up to 35 Meds a Week

And info on many of those drugs' safety, effectiveness in children is lacking, researchers say. Some children, especially those with rare conditions, receive many different drugs while in the hospital, a new study finds. Acetaminophen, albuterol and antibiotics were the drugs most commonly given to hospitalized children continue reading »

Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed. Diaper rash is usually easily treated and isn't a cause for concern. But severe cases may require a doctor's care. continue reading »

New Cases of Prostate Cancer by Race and Ethnicity

Talk to your doctor about being screened for prostate cancer. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. continue reading »

Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say. Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows continue reading »

Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts. Although many kids stay up late on long summer days, once school starts in the fall they should return to their normal sleep routines continue reading »

The Positive Effects of Making Exercise a Priority

Exercise can be a drag but it can also save lives. Studies are showing now more than ever that exercising daily is as important as brushing teeth and showering. continue reading »

Mother’s Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers. Having a secure attachment with their mother helps irritable babies respond well to unfamiliar people and situations, a new study finds. continue reading »