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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report

But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say. Nearly 46 million American adults have had a mental illness in the past year, a new government report shows. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center’s official report on the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children shows the trend is upward. Nonetheless, there were different prevalence rates amongst different ethic groups. continue reading »

Latino Grandparent Caregivers Relieve the Foster Care System

An accident landed seven of Rosie Cardenas’ grandchildren on her doorstep -- and she hasn’t looked back since. Along with her husband, Jerry, Cardenas raised them when their daughter, a single mother, was seriously injured in a car accident. The Cardenases determined their daughter was unable to care for her children and officially adopted all but the oldest of the seven children. continue reading »

STUDY:  Obese Mexican-Americans Lack Diet, Exercise Advice from Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. In the study, which appears in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Health P continue reading »

STUDY:  Obese Mexican-Americans Lack Diet, Exercise Advice from Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. In the study, which appears in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, lead author Nguyen and colleagues examined data from a survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A group of 1,787 obese Mexican-American adults noted whether a doctor or health care professional ever advised them to exercise more or eat fewer high-fat and high-cholesterol foods. continue reading »

Few Adults Active at Work, Unless you Are a Hispanic Male

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that as little as 6.5 percent of all American adults are getting enough physical activity at their jobs. 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 »

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 »

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 »

STUDY:  Musical Instruments a Breeding Ground for Germs

Learning to play a musical instrument has many well-known advantages, but sharing wind instruments can spread disease-causing bacteria and other germs, researchers warn. continue reading »

Health Tip: Boost Your Immune System

The immune system helps your body fight off germs, protecting you from getting sick. The ADAM Encyclopedia suggests these ways to help support your immune system: 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 »

El Efecto Placebo Podría Funcionar al Revés

Un estudio encuentra que en el efecto 'nocebo', los niveles de dolor aumentan mientras decrece la creencia de los pacientes en el analgésico. continue reading »

U.S. Study Finds Hispanics Have Lowest Rate of Lung Cancer

Whites and blacks in the United States are much more likely to develop lung cancer than other racial/ethnic groups, a new federal study finds with Hispanics having the lowest rate of the disease. continue reading »

6 Way to Keep the Bad Economy From Spoiling Your Children’s Holiday (and yours)

1. Having a loving, warm family is more important than the dollar amount spent on gifts. Therefore, make cheerfulness a goal. Try not to think about your financial situation during the time you’re celebrating with your children. continue reading »

Office of Minority Health Awards $16.2 Million to Help Eliminate Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants for projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Recipients include national and community organizations. continue reading »

Comer Granos Integrales y Menos Granos Refinados Podría Ayudar al Corazón

Un estudio encuentra que sustituir el arroz blanco con arroz integral es una forma de reducir un tipo dañino de grasa corporal. Las personas que comen granos integrales en lugar de granos refinados con continue reading »

Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests. Fatalism, a belief that life's events are predetermined, may be one reason why Hispanic women have some of the lowest cancer screening rates in the continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Lacking Understanding in the Latino Community

New Survey Shows Understanding of Alzheimer’s in the Latino Community Does Not Correspond with Growing Concern about this Health Crisis. According to the Alzheimer’s Association “Hispanic Perceptions of Alzheimer’s Disease” survey, which was funded by continue reading »

Health Status of those Living on the Border Rife with Challenges

The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission has published a comprehensive study on the health status in the U.S.-Mexico border region defined as 44 counties that are located either in California, Arizona, Texas or New Mexico. continue reading »