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Tag Results for "Salud Hispanico"

Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients. It may be difficult to ensure that a finicky toddler is getting all necessary nutrients. Experts say parents should be persistent in offering a variety of healthy foods. continue reading »

Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions

One person's 'fresh' holiday scent is another's chemical irritant, research suggests. Pumpkin spice candles and pine-scented air fresheners may evoke the holiday season for some. For others, those airborne fragrances trigger allergy symptoms -- from runny, itchy noses and sneezing to asthma attacks. continue reading »

Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified

In boys, the gene variation was associated with about a 15% increased risk, study finds. A gene variation associated with an increased risk of autism in boys has been identified by scientists. continue reading »

College Students Still Vulnerable to Bullying

Harassment, especially cyberbullying, can continue beyond high school. Bullying and cyberbullying don't end when students go from high school to college, a new study finds. continue reading »

Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon

Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say. Allergy shots are time-tested treatments that reduce health care costs and can now provide relief to allergy sufferers within weeks instead of months, according to experts. continue reading »

March of Dimes Honors Researcher Who Linked Maternal Diabetes, Obesity to a Newborn Long-term Health

Dr. Patrick Catalano Receives Agnes Higgins Award. A highly renowned obstetrician, professor and researcher who showed that babies born to obese and diabetic women have a higher risk continue reading »

Teen ‘Sexting’ Common and Linked to Psychological Woes

Survey of Boston-area students found more signs of depression in those involved. Some Boston parents might be in for a rude awakening: continue reading »

Preterm Birth Rate Shows Three-Year Improvement in Most States

US Earns a "C" on the 2011 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. Preterm birth rates improved in almost every state between 2006 and 2009, and in several states the change was more than 10 percent, according to the March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card. continue reading »

Health Tip: When a Cold Won’t Go Away

It might be an allergy. Coughs and sniffles are common among little ones. But if symptoms persist, especially at the same time each year, the child may actually have an allergy. continue reading »

Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds. Teens who have at least one parent deployed with the military may be more likely to fight, carry a weapon and join a gang, according to a U.S. study. continue reading »

Health Tip: Get Into the Habit of Exercising

Suggestions to make it part of your day. For optimal health and weight management, be sure to make physical activity a part of your daily routine. continue reading »

Many Young Adults Unaware They’re Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says. A new study warns that many young adults have undetected thickening of the arteries -- or atherosclerosis -- which can lead to heart disease, stroke and death. continue reading »

U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk

Million Hearts initiative aims to reduces strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years. Americans need to take action to reduce their risk of stroke, U.S. health officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Scary Truth About Halloween Candy: It’s a Trick Treat

Whatever age you are, if you have a sweet tooth, Halloween is your kind of holiday. But before you start indulging in all those sugary treats, be aware of the consequences too much candy can have on your health and weight. continue reading »

HHS Launches healthfinder.gov en espanol

In an effort to help address important health issues of Spanish-speaking Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) released an easy-to-read, http://healthfinder.gov/espanol/ continue reading »

National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Campaign Launches New PSAs

The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are joining the Ad Council today to unveil a new series of national public service advertisements (PSAs) to raise awareness about childho continue reading »

Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics

Did you know that Hispanics/Latinos with asthma are less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines and more likely to end up being treated in the emergency department or hospitalized in a crisis? These are just two of the reasons why Hispanics face a greater burden when it comes to managing their asthma. continue reading »

U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys

The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies. U.S. health authorities on Tuesday recommended that young males continue reading »

New Survey Reveals Hispanic Moms are Breakfast Believers – But Face Barriers at the Table

Kellogg’s® Breakfast in America Survey Findings Announced Just in Time for Latino Nutrition Month. Kellogg’s Breakfast in America Survey of 14,000 Americans of varying ethnicities, income levels, geographic regions and ages revealed that the vast majority of Americans feel breakfast is important. continue reading »

Blue Cross Lends a Hand and Teams up With Casa Central, Other Groups to Support Hispanic Community

A main Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) aim – serving communities – is shared by Casa Central at 1343 N. California Ave. in Chicago. Its mission is "to transform lives and strengthen communities with a special focus on Hispanics. continue reading »