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Many Alzheimer’s Cases Go Unrecognized: Report

Late diagnosis hinders even the limited treatments available, experts say. Diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease early is essential if patients are to benefit from the medications currently used for this dementia, a new report stresses. continue reading »

Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Heart Failure

Watching your weight, not smoking, exercising and eating your veggies top the list. A healthy lifestyle -- including not smoking, shedding excess pounds, exercising and eating lots of vegetables -- could ward off many cases of heart failure, a new study finds. continue reading »

Over Half of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitals Are Preventable: Study

Better safety measures needed, researcher says. More than one-half of all adverse drug reactions treated in hospitals and emergency care are preventable, according to a new study. continue reading »

More U.S. Adults Using Illegal Drugs: Report

Increase driven by greater marijuana use, especially among young adults. The number of Americans using illegal drugs has continued to rise, reaching 22.6 million, or 8.9 percent of the population, in 2010, a new government survey shows. continue reading »

Senior Living Provider Bridges Cultural Gaps With Hospitality English Series for HIspanic Employees

Brookdale Senior Living, a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States, offers Growing Together, a hospitality English series designed to help Spanish-speaking employees feel comfortable and confident within their job duties and interactions with residents. continue reading »

March of Dimes Urges Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot

Only One Shot Benefits Both Moms And Babies. Getting a flu shot during pregnancy protects the mom-to-be from what could be a very serious – even fatal – illness and can protect her newborn who is too young to receive his or her own immunization. continue reading »

Understanding Domestic Violence in the Hispanic Community

New Spanish Language Counseling Resource Creates Awareness of Taboo Topic. One in five women and 15.5% of men in Hispanic households suffer domestic violence. continue reading »

Hospitalized Kids May Receive Up to 35 Meds a Week

And info on many of those drugs' safety, effectiveness in children is lacking, researchers say. Some children, especially those with rare conditions, receive many different drugs while in the hospital, a new study finds. Acetaminophen, albuterol and antibiotics were the drugs most commonly given to hospitalized children continue reading »

Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed. Diaper rash is usually easily treated and isn't a cause for concern. But severe cases may require a doctor's care. continue reading »

New Cases of Prostate Cancer by Race and Ethnicity

Talk to your doctor about being screened for prostate cancer. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. continue reading »

Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say. Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows continue reading »

Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts. Although many kids stay up late on long summer days, once school starts in the fall they should return to their normal sleep routines continue reading »

The Positive Effects of Making Exercise a Priority

Exercise can be a drag but it can also save lives. Studies are showing now more than ever that exercising daily is as important as brushing teeth and showering. continue reading »

Mother’s Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers. Having a secure attachment with their mother helps irritable babies respond well to unfamiliar people and situations, a new study finds. continue reading »

For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says. Intense competition, not violence, may be the main factor in video games that fuels aggression, according to a small new study. continue reading »

Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges. Boxing isn't appropriate for children and teens, and parents should encourage their kids to find sports that don't focus on delivering blows to the head and face. continue reading »

Simple Safety Steps Can Make Back to School a Breeze

Parents need to take care of health, safety concerns of kids, experts say. Along with buying new clothes and classroom supplies, parents need to think about health and safety as they prepare their children to return to school. continue reading »

Dance Sensation Javier ‘Poty’ Castillo Gets Latinos to Tango, Samba, Salsa to a Healthier Lifestyle

Latinos everywhere have fallen in love with Latin dance sensation, Javier 'Poty' Castillo, director of choreography for Univision's leading reality television dance show, Mira Quien Baila(SM). 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 »

East Coast Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info. Federal officials on Wednesday urged residents of the U.S. East Coast to b continue reading »