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Tag Results for "Hispanic Health"

Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status. Young children born after unplanned pregnancies tend to have a smaller vocabulary and poorer continue reading »

Caution Urged in Intensive Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Such therapy may double the risk of dangerously low blood glucose levels, study finds. Intensive glucose-lowering treatment for people with type 2 diabetes doesn't reduc continue reading »

Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.

Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say. Prevention is the key to stemming the soaring cost of heart disease in the United States, which reached $450 billion last year, according to a new policy statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). continue reading »

CDC Issues Guidance for Coping With Lingering Heat

Hot weather poses heightened risk for very young, the elderly and those with chronic health problems. Residents still struggling with extreme hot weather in the Midwest, South and East Coast need to make sure they stay cool and hydrated to prevent heat illnesses and injuries such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, federal health officials said Monday. continue reading »

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study

And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds. Gay, lesbian or bisexual teens are more vulnerable to homelessness than their heterosexual peers, new study results show. continue reading »

El cuidado de un ser querido que padece cáncer

En la actualidad, muchos pacientes de cáncer reciben parte de su atención en el hogar. Las personas con cáncer están viviendo más tiempo y muchos pacientes desean ser atendidos en su casa todo lo que sea posible. continue reading »

Mayo Clinic en Español Launched to Better Engage Hispanic Community(VIDEO)

Mayo Clinic has announced the creation of its Facebook page Mayo Clinic en español and the successful growth of @ClinicaMayo on Twitter. Both sites offer the opportunity for deeper engagement by patients and medical professionals within the Hispanic social media community, which will broadly expand the information and support available in Spanish on health issues. continue reading »

Proposals to Raise National Debt Ceiling by Undercutting Bedrock Safety Net Programs Hurts Hispanics

As we inch closer to the deadline to raise our national debt ceiling, the Hispanic Federation is deeply concerned that the plans being negotiated by our nation's leaders are essentially big spending cut packages that will disproportionately hurt Latinos and other working class Americans. continue reading »

El mayor grupo de obstetras y ginecólogos respalda las mamografías anuales a partir de los 40

Una evaluación anual es importante, aseguran los expertos, porque los cánceres en las mujeres más jóvenes tienden a crecer más rápido y antes continue reading »

Elderly at Greater Risk for Heat Stroke, Experts Warn

Older people don't adapt to high temperatures as well and need to take steps to keep cool. The risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, experts at the U.S. National Institute on Aging warn. continue reading »

International Poll Shows Many Fear Alzheimer’s as Much as Cancer

Most would see a doctor, but many think brain disease is less deadly, more treatable than it is. A new international survey reveals that many people view Alzheimer's disease as a major health threat, fearing its onset nearly as much as they do cancer. continue reading »

Health Tip: Cosmetics May Have Side Effects

Suggestions for using them safely. Cosmetic products often contain fragrances and preservatives, which could cause skin problems and other side effects among some users. continue reading »

Study Hints at How Stress of Domestic Violence Might Be Passed to Unborn Child

Doesn't show cause-and-effect, but suggests low-stress pregnancies are best. A new study provides evidence that stress from domestic violence during pregnancy may make offspring more prone to stress as an adult. continue reading »

Health Tip: Get Kids Moving

Ways to encourage physical activity. Getting daily exercise is a practice that should begin in childhood, many experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics has this advice for encouraging physical activity among kids: continue reading »

Number of Hispanics in Nursing Homes Rose by 54%, While White Population Declining

In the last decade, minorities have poured into nursing homes at a time when whites have left in even greater numbers, according to a new Brown University study that suggests a racial disparity in elder care options in the United States. continue reading »

Study Reveals Majority of Americans are not Taking Proper Steps to Care for the Health of Their Eyes

Research Shows Ethnic Minorities are Less Concerned about Eye Health – Placing Them at Even More of an Increased Risk of Certain Vision Conditions. continue reading »

Wild Blueberries Native to Central and South American Have 2x-4x More Antioxidants Than U.S. Berries

The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries — already renowned as “super fruits” continue reading »

New Nurse Continuing Education Course to Help Families Coping with Infant Death

More than 28,000 infants in the United States die before their first birthday each year, according to the most recent national statistics. Now, nurses can get the latest information and expert guidance on coping and grief issues for families from a new March of Dimes training module. continue reading »

Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens

Kids who don't see a snub in every ambiguous interaction can better control their moods, study suggests. New research suggests that training kids in a positive thinking style about interactions with other people co continue reading »

Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: Report

Too few dentists in certain regions, lack of insurance coverage are key factors cited. More than 33 million Americans live in areas with too few dentists to meet their needs, and millions of children and retirees lack access to good oral health care because they can't afford it, a new report finds. continue reading »