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Tag Results for "Hispanic Health"

Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests

Taking it most days of the week for years might increase risk, researchers say. Those who take acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- regularly for some time might be putting themselves at an increased risk for developing certain blood cancers, University of Washington researchers report. continue reading »

Study Examines the Relationship Between Hispanics’ Blood-Lead Levels and Kidney Issues

Attempting to explain why Hispanics suffer from serious kidney disease at two times the rate of non-Hispanic whites, a recent study took a look at the blood-lead levels of 245 residing in U.S. border towns. continue reading »

New Mammogram Guildlines May Put Minorities and Younger Women At Risk

Changes in the U.S.’s guidelines for mammography breast cancer screening has many worried that younger women and minorities may now be at risk, say two studies. continue reading »

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems No Riskier for Seniors

Study found few differences in adverse events, mortality, though hospital stay was longer. Seniors can undergo weight-loss surgery without any worse side effects than younger people experience, new research shows. continue reading »

New Mammogram Guildlines May Put Minorities and Younger Women At Risk

Changes in the U.S.’s guidelines for mammography breast cancer screening has many worried that younger women and minorities may now be at risk, say two studies. continue reading »

Latino Paradox: Hispanics Live Longer—But Sicker

For the growing population of elderly Latinos, of whom Mexican Americans are the largest subgroup, the future is particularly uncertain. That population is projected to increase dramatically in the years to come continue reading »

Groundbreaking Chicago-Area Heart Screen Study Identifies 1,000 + Abnormal ECGs in Teenagers

Abnormalities can indicate life-threatening heart conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death. Study of 50,000+ teenagers confirms the importance of ECG screening in identifying young adults at risk for sudden cardiac death continue reading »

Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds

50% of victims survived, compared with 36% in other indoor public places. You stand a better chance of survival if your heart stops beating while you're in an exercise facility than if you're in another type of indoor public place, a new study found. continue reading »

Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds

But researchers say it's still the best option for certain patients.The number of heart patients getting bypass surgery fell by nearly 40 percent between 2001 and 2008, new U.S. research finds. continue reading »

Go Red ‘Por Tu Corazon’ Helping to Fight Heart Disease Amongst Latinas

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red Por Tu Corazón is a bilingual heart-health movement for Latinas that is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease continue reading »

Are Clinical Trials for Me?

Most people don't know much about clinical trials, according to surveys across all races and groups. Yet many members of the Hispanic community fear and distrust doctors, continue reading »

Many Consumers Don’t Know What’s in Over-the-Counter Painkillers: Study

Lack of knowledge about active ingredients may up the risk of overdose, researchers say. Few Americans bother to read the labels on over-the-counter pain relievers, nor do they pay much attention to the drugs' ingredients, a new study says. continue reading »

TB Cases in NYC Down, but Most Common in Ecuadoran, Chinese Communties

In New York, tuberculosis cases have hit an all-time low. However, it is still a major health issue in the city’s Ecuadoran and Chinese communities. continue reading »

Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys’ Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life. Boys who are exposed to secondhand smoke tend to have higher blood pressure levels than other boys continue reading »

Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say. Eating meals with their families helps keep kids slimmer and healthier, a new study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About the Nicotine Patch

Especially if you have any of these problems. While the nicotine patch can be an effective method to help some people quit smoking and improve their health, it may not be the best smoking cessation tool for everyone. continue reading »

Study Finds Surgeons With Higher Proportions of Hispanic Patients Less Happy at Work

A study submitted to the Annals of Surgery suggests that surgeons “treating a large proportion of Hispanic patients were significantly less likely to be satisfied with their careers.” continue reading »

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are about 25 million Americans living with asthma. The disease affects the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. continue reading »

Health Tip: Stay Inside When Spring Allergens Are at a Peak

Suggestions to ease seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies can cause itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion and sneezing. The University of Maryland Medical Center continue reading »

HITN Expands Health Education and Awareness Programming

Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN), President and CEO Jose Luis Rodriguez today announced a cancer awareness and education initiative in partnership with the National Cancer Institute continue reading »