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Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study

But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes. Older doctors are more likely to recommend lifestyle changes for patients with heart disease risk factors, continue reading »

New Kiosk Aims to Fight Breast Cancer in Humboldt Park

When Humboldt Park resident Carmen Fonseca's mammography appointment was cancelled due to Chicago's massive February snowstorm, she took it as a sign that everything was probably okay continue reading »

Cuando las Embarazadas Fuman, el ADN del Bebé Podría Cambiar

Según un estudio, los hallazgos ayudan a explicar por qué algunos niños son más propensos a desarrollar asma y otras enfermedades. continue reading »

Springtime and the Sneezin’ Is Easy

Long, wet winter helped make this pollen season more miserable, experts say. "People often complain they have itching in the roof of their mouth or throat after eating these foods and they didn't know why," said Leija. continue reading »

States Sign On with Text4baby to Deliver Mobile Health Information to New & Expecting Mothers

Local and National Partners Unite to Improve Maternal and Infant Health One Text at a Time. Text4baby, the free mobile health service, is making it much easier for pregnant women and new moms to connect with the care they need. continue reading »

Obese People at Higher Risk of Infection After Colon Surgery

Study found they were 60% more likely to have problems at surgical site. Obese patients are at a significantly increased risk for surgical site infections after undergoing partial or full removal of the colon, a new study finds. continue reading »

WellPoint Foundation Awards $1 Mil to March of Dimes to Help Give More Babies a Healthy Start

14 States to Receive Grants for Local Health Programs. Pregnant women in 14 states will get access to a unique model of group prenatal care and education thanks to a $1 million grant from the WellPoint Foundation to the March of Dimes. continue reading »

Health Tip: Better Sleep Can Mean Less Arthritis Pain

Suggestions to help you get enough rest. Getting plenty of sleep each night can help you better manage arthritis pain, the Arthritis Foundation says. continue reading »

Food Labels Are Serious Business

Taking the handling instructions on food labels seriously can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. By contrast, ignoring the labels can lead to very serious illnesses. Here are some recent examples. continue reading »

Five Benefits of the New Health Care Law

Changes to the health care system affect everyone. Today, you can take advantage of five major benefits of the new health care law, and several other important provisions will go into effect by 2015. continue reading »

Power Your Summer Workouts With Honey

Fitness and Wellness Expert Barbara Trujillo Gomez shares energizing honey-based recipes and simple exercises to help you get fit. Warmer weather is on its way continue reading »

Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School

But study of U.S. and Chinese students finds sense of obligation wanes as American children age. That means for Chinese kids, becoming a teenager doesn't mean rebelling or pulling away from family life, but becoming a more responsible member of it. continue reading »

Social Security Benefits Remain a Vital Source of Retirement Income for Latinos

New report by the University of Southern California (USC) Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging underscores the importance of Social Security to Latinos. President of Mexico Felipe Calderon completed a successful trip to the United States this week that focused on environmental sustainability in Mexico and the importance of bilateral relations with the United States. continue reading »

Illegal Organ Transplants in Latin America Exploit the Poor as Patients Grow Desperate

As many are looking for any means of escaping poverty, the illicit market of organ transplants is growing. Every year, about 5,000 gravely people form the United States, Saudi Arabia, continue reading »

Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns

Practice kitchen safety. Nothing can spoil the fun of preparing your favorite recipe like burning yourself or a child in the process. The U.S. Home Safety Council suggests these kitchen safety continue reading »

Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests. Music hath charms to protect the aging brain. continue reading »

Hispanic Americans Less Likely to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

While stroke, heart disease and other cerebrovascular diseases are the fourth leading cause of death in Hispanics – stroke and heart disease account for one in four deaths among Hispanic men and one in three deaths among Hispanic women - findings suggest that a stroke knowledge deficit is more pronounced among this population. continue reading »

What Hispanics Should Know About Colon Cancer

Colon or colorectal cancer is the second leading type of cancer among men and women of Latino descent. While males are slightly more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer, women are also at risk. continue reading »

Hispanic Americans Less Likely to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

While stroke, heart disease and other cerebrovascular diseases are the fourth leading cause of death in Hispanics – stroke and heart disease account for one in four deaths continue reading »

Los Investigadores Resaltan Factores de riesgo Claves para el Glaucoma

Incluso un aumento ligero en la presión dentro del ojo puede elevar las probabilidades de la enfermedad. Los investigadores aseguran que han determinado varios factores que podrían ser claves para el avance del glaucoma, una enfermedad de los ojos. continue reading »