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Health Tip: Get Kids Moving

Ways to encourage physical activity. Getting daily exercise is a practice that should begin in childhood, many experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics has this advice for encouraging physical activity among kids: continue reading »

Number of Hispanics in Nursing Homes Rose by 54%, While White Population Declining

In the last decade, minorities have poured into nursing homes at a time when whites have left in even greater numbers, according to a new Brown University study that suggests a racial disparity in elder care options in the United States. continue reading »

Study Reveals Majority of Americans are not Taking Proper Steps to Care for the Health of Their Eyes

Research Shows Ethnic Minorities are Less Concerned about Eye Health – Placing Them at Even More of an Increased Risk of Certain Vision Conditions. continue reading »

New Nurse Continuing Education Course to Help Families Coping with Infant Death

More than 28,000 infants in the United States die before their first birthday each year, according to the most recent national statistics. Now, nurses can get the latest information and expert guidance on coping and grief issues for families from a new March of Dimes training module. continue reading »

Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens

Kids who don't see a snub in every ambiguous interaction can better control their moods, study suggests. New research suggests that training kids in a positive thinking style about interactions with other people co continue reading »

Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: Report

Too few dentists in certain regions, lack of insurance coverage are key factors cited. More than 33 million Americans live in areas with too few dentists to meet their needs, and millions of children and retirees lack access to good oral health care because they can't afford it, a new report finds. continue reading »

Health Tip: Binge Eating May Lead to Weight Gain

And type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other complications. Binge eating disorder means eating abnormally large amounts of food, eating extremely quickly and eating beyond the point of fullness. continue reading »

The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns

Similar levels of allergens found among 60 different breeds. So-called hypoallergenic dogs are no less likely to make you sneeze than other dogs, a new study says. continue reading »

Health Insurance Leads to Healthier Americans

There’s a new study out today that confirms just how important health insurance and the Medicaid program really are. The study is already making waves with Ezra Klein calling it, “the most important health-care policy experiment since the 1970s. continue reading »

Cancer in the Elderly

In many American families, including those from minority populations, people from a wide range of ages live together under the same roof. The elder folk in these homes face what are called the diseases of aging continue reading »

Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk. People with phobic anxieties, like fear of crowded places, fear of heights or fear of going outside, are at higher risk for heart disease than those with fewer or no anxieties. continue reading »

U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year. continue reading »

Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking

Two brief conversations about marijuana cut kids' use of the drug by up to 20%, study finds. Brief, voluntary and non-judgmental conversations with teens about marijuana use may significantly reduce their use of the drug, according to a new study. continue reading »

Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests. The reduced risk, however, was not associated with love relationships, leisure activities or standard of living, the researchers found. continue reading »

Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say. The timing and frequency of mammography to detect breast cancer is a decision best customized for each woman, based on such factors as age and breast density, new research suggests. continue reading »

Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest. Behavioral and emotional problems are common in children who live in long-term foster care, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. continue reading »

Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups. You're probably familiar with how easy it is to remember things that never happened, especially if you're around people who recall things the same way. continue reading »

Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low

Downward trend the result of a federal and state partnership, report says. Illegal tobacco sales to minors have reached an all-time low in the United States as the result of a historic federal and state partnership, according to a federal government report. continue reading »

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Coincides with the 10th Anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on “Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity”; NAMI Convention, July 6-9 in Chicago to Address Disparities continue reading »

Addiction Starts Early in American Society, Report Finds

90% of those hooked on alcohol, tobacco, drugs starting using them before age 18, research shows. A new study reveals that 90 percent of Americans who are addicted to tobacco, alcohol or other substances started smoking, drinking or using drugs before they were 18 years old. continue reading »