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National Latina Institute Rallies at Supreme Court for Latina Health

Latinas make their voices heard on Affordable Care Act. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), their grassroots activists and a contingent of other health care supporters rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday continue reading »

National Hispanic Medical Association Urges Supreme Court to Support Individual Insurance Mandate

The National Hispanic Medical Association joined the American Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Student Association, Doctors for America, and the Nati continue reading »

New Survey Reveals Kids Crave More Fun In Youth Sports

84% say They Quit or Wanted to Quit. 1/3 Wish Parents Weren’t Watching. Our local youth sports leagues, coaches and parents need to have a serious time out to continue reading »

1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens’ Access to ‘Morning-After’ Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear. Nearly one in five U.S. pharmacies gave out misinformation to researchers posing as 17-y continue reading »

Teen Girl Drivers More Likely to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel. Teen girls are twice as likely as boys to use cellphones and other electronic devices while driving continue reading »

OPINION:  Affordable Health Care Act Helps Improve Latina Health

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which dramatically increased healthcare coverage and access to preventive care in this country. continue reading »

Looking Beyond Headlines about Recent Heart Research

Commentary provided by Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer. She is also founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a food communications and culinary consulting company based in Hinsdale, Illinois: continue reading »

Treating Gum Disease May Help Diabetics Avoid Complications

Good periodontal care helped reduce hospitalizations, medical costs over time, study found. Treating gum disease in people with diabetes reduces their medical costs and hospitalizations, new research shows. continue reading »

Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens’ School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers. Teachers and parents play a greater role than peers in keeping teens engaged in school, researchers have found. continue reading »

Health Tip: Choose Diabetes-Friendly Meals

What to look for when dining out. It may be a challenge to select diabetes-friendly meals from a huge menu of options. The American Diabetes Association continue reading »

STUDY:  Colorado Latino Kids Three Times More Likely to Be Obese

Latino children in Colorado are three times more likely to suffer from obesity than their white non-Hispanic peers, a new study shows. continue reading »

Brain Scans Suggest How Alzheimer’s Spreads

Finding shows disease moves through linked nerve cells. Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to spread through linked nerve cells in the brain, new research indicates. continue reading »

Fatty Meals Could Trigger Inflammation for Diabetics

People with type 2 disease had more sign of heart risk factor, study says. High-fat meals might boost inflammation in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study says. continue reading »

New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Lower Blood Sugar: Study

But, FDA wants questions about the drug's long-term safety answered before approval. A new type of medication for type 2 diabetes helps to lower blood sugar levels when used in concert with ins continue reading »

Survival of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients May Vary by Ethnicity

Hispanics with normal heart function had better outcomes than whites, research shows. Hispanic and white patients' chances of surviving hospitalization for heart failure can differ based continue reading »

Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Colleges Millions Annually

Price tag for ER visits can top $500,000 for larger universities, study finds. The emergency room costs of treating college students with injuries associated with alcohol-induced blackouts can be more than half a mil continue reading »

With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies. Using spanking as a method of discipline for kids who have a genetic predi continue reading »

Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who consumed the most were 21% more likely to develop disease. Consuming the toxic metal cadmium in the foods you eat may raise your risk for breast cancer, a new Swedish study suggests. continue reading »

Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby

Here are questions new parents should ask. Caring for a premature baby, born before 37 weeks' gestation, requires extra care and attention. continue reading »

Type of Bacteria May Be Linked to Diabetes

Researchers find association between H. pylori infection, type 2 disease. There may be a link between H. pylori bacteria and type 2 diabetes in adults, according to a new study. In some people, an H. pylori infection of the stomach acquired i continue reading »