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Obama Administration Moves Forward to Implement Health Care Law

Obama Administration Moves Forward to Implement Health Care Law

The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act also would make it easier for consumers to compare health plans, and employers to promote and encourage employee wellness. continue reading »

The Latino Commission on AIDS Reflects on World AIDS Day

The Latino Commission on AIDS Reflects on World AIDS Day

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Latino Commission on AIDS reflected on the theme, “Getting to Zero”, which gives us an opportunity to assess where we are and what we need to do to reach an AIDS free generation. continue reading »

World AIDS Day Reminder that Systemic Barriers Leave Latinas at Higher Risk

World AIDS Day Reminder that Systemic Barriers Leave Latinas at Higher Risk

December 1 marks the annual World AIDS Day as organizations across the United States and the world work together toward an AIDS-free generation by raising awareness about the importance of protection and testing. continue reading »

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

You probably never thought it would affect you and your family, but with Hispanics about 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-Hispanic whites, you or a lo continue reading »

Immigrant Birth Rates Drop 14 Percent in Recent Years

Immigrant Birth Rates Drop 14 Percent in Recent Years

The U.S. birthrate in 2011 hit a historic low because of the economic crisis, which reduced reproduction among the immigrant population by 14 percent between 2007 and 2010. continue reading »

Despite More ‘Healthy’ Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts

Despite More ‘Healthy’ Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts

Watch out for side orders, salad dressings, sauces and desserts, study says. You'd like a salad? Want some fries with that? A new study shows that providing more menu options on a fast-food menu does continue reading »

“Get Ready” for the Holidays with a Gingerbread Brazilian Wax

“Get Ready” for the Holidays with a Gingerbread Brazilian Wax

Strip: Ministry of Waxing – New York, London, and Singapore – is currently offering a festive holding Brazilian wax, because nothing says, "Happy Holidays" like ripping the hair from your hoo-ha. continue reading »

Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Level of 'visceral fat' seemed to have an effect regardless of man's overall weight. Obese men with a lot of deep belly fat are at greater risk for bone-thinning than other men, a new study finds. continue reading »

Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says. Elderly people who are abused are more likely to have brain, head and neck injuries than those who suffer accidental injuries, according to a new study. continue reading »

Cuba: 80% of Those Diagnosed With AIDS Since 1986 Still Alive

Cuba: 80% of Those Diagnosed With AIDS Since 1986 Still Alive

The number of people diagnosed with AIDS in Cuba from 1986 to Oct. 23, 2012 totals some 17,224, of whom 80 percent are still alive, official media said Monday. In a statement to the official weekly Trabajadores, the head of AIDS prevention and continue reading »