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National Parkinson Foundation Marks Hispanic Heritage Month With New Spanish Toll-Free Helpline

Survey Shows Most Hispanics With Early Parkinson's Signs Would Wait To See Doc. The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today a campaign to reach the Hispanic community about early warning signs of Parkinson's disease continue reading »

Mild Strokes May Have Hidden Effects

Even mild strokes can result in serious but unrecognized disabilities, such as depression, vision problems and difficulty thinking, according to a new study. The findings, released Monday at the Canadian Stroke Congress in Ottawa, continue reading »

Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth

Sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay, expert warns. Children can enjoy some Halloween candy and still avoid sugar-related tooth decay, according to Dr. Margaret Mitchell, a Chicago dentist. continue reading »

Teen Drinking Most Influenced by Friends of Friends: Study

The pals of your teenager's new love have significant impact, researchers say. The drinking habits of the friends of a teenager's boyfriend or girlfriend may have more influence on the youngster's drinking than the habits of the teen's own friends or romantic partner. continue reading »

Health Tip: Who Needs a Whooping Cough Vaccine?

Here are some guidelines. Whooping cough, medically called pertussis, is a serious infection that can cause episodes of extreme coughing. In some cases, it can lead to serious complications, including death. continue reading »

Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds

About 70% of U.S. high school students sleep less than 8 hours on school nights, research shows. Most teens don't get enough sleep, putting them at greater risk for a slew of unhealthy behaviors, from physical inactivity to fighting, according to a new U.S. study. continue reading »

La ‘compasión por sí mismas’ puede ayudar a las personas divorciadas a sanar

La amabilidad con uno mismo, el reconocimiento de una humanidad compartida fomentan la resistencia, sugiere un estudio. La compasión por sí mismas puede ayudar a las personas recién divorciadas a pasar uno de los periodos más difíciles de la vida, sugieren investigadores. continue reading »

Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids

Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear. Children hit with the double whammy of type 1 diabetes and asthma have an especially tough time keeping their blood sugar under control, a new study finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Binge Drinking’s Risks

It can trigger a host of health problems. Binge drinking occurs when the number of alcoholic drinks consumed in a short period raises a person's blood alcohol level to 0.08 grams percent or abov continue reading »

Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says. Researchers have identified five new genes that play a role in people's risk for heart attack and coronary artery disease -- continue reading »

Americans Miss 100 Million Work Days and Suffer Nearly $7 Billion in Lost Wages During Flu Season

New findings show far-reaching impact of influenza on workplace, economy and family. A new Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) survey examining the effects of influenza on people’s everyday lives and the economy suggests that last flu season resulted in 100 million lost works days, along with nearly continue reading »

Study: Latinos Face Major Health Risks from Delays of EPA Air Pollution Rules

Serious Impacts Will be Felt by the Fast-Growing U.S. Latino Population; Worst Harms Seen to Latinos in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NV, NJ, NY, PA and TX. continue reading »

Latinos Lag in Cancer Screening

A recent study found that Latinos were less likely to get screened for colon cancer than whites. The California study also found that knowledge of their family history widened the Latino-white gap in colorectal cancer screening among adults. continue reading »

Life Insurance Ownership Lowest Among Hispanics; Although Many Say They Need It

New Study Examines Hispanics' Attitudes and Behavior Towards Life Insurance. A new study has found that Hispanics have the lowest rates of life insurance ownership when compared to Whites and African Americans. continue reading »

Latinos Lag in Cancer Screening

A recent study found that Latinos were less likely to get screened for colon cancer than whites. The California study also found that knowledge of their family history widened the Latino-white gap in colorectal cancer screening among adults. continue reading »

Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries

Incidence of 'shaken baby syndrome' and other head trauma almost doubled, study found. The stress of unemployment, foreclosures and putting food on the table may have continue reading »

Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking

More children abuse alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs. Besides being illegal, underage drinking can endanger a young person's physical and emotional health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. continue reading »

Lung Cancer Rates Decline Nationwide

Report shows a continuing decline among men, and a promising decline among women. The rates of new lung cancer cases in the United States dropped among men in 35 states and among women in six states between 1999 and 2008 continue reading »

Health Tip: Managing Diabetic Heart Disease

Follow your treatment plan. he risk of developing diabetic heart disease (DHD) is directly related to a person's blood sugar level, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says. continue reading »

Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse

Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect. Many seniors are frail and unable to fully care for themselves. They are particularly vulnerable to intentional abuse or neglect, the U.S. Administration on Aging says. continue reading »