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Intervention Improves Outlook in Type 2 Diabetes

Intervention Improves Outlook in Type 2 Diabetes

A program designed to help people with type 2 diabetes lose and keep off extra weight led to improved diabetes control and cardiovascular disease risk factors. The finding suggests that lifestyle changes can have long-term benefits for overweight and obese people with diabetes. continue reading »

Astigmatism More Common in Hispanic Preschoolers

Astigmatism More Common in Hispanic Preschoolers

Young Hispanic children may be more likely to have the vision defect astigmatism than their African-American peers, a new study finds. Astigmatism refers to a distortion in the curvature of the cornea that can blur near and distance vision. continue reading »

U.S. Hispanics Have 1 in 52 Estimated Lifetime Risk of HIV

U.S. Hispanics Have 1 in 52 Estimated Lifetime Risk of HIV

One in 36 Hispanic men and one in 106 Hispanic women in the United States are at risk of being diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. The overall estimated lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis among Hispanics is one in 52, according to a federal government study released Thursday. continue reading »

Estudio Revela Limitación Servicios de Protección Infantil EEUU

Estudio Revela Limitación Servicios de Protección Infantil EEUU

El sistema de protección infantil de Estados Unidos "sobrevivió a su necesidad" y debería modificarse para incluir otros enfoques de protección de niños en riesgo, afirmó un referente en prevención de lesiones. continue reading »

Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say. Women who maintain certain "breast-healthy" habits can lower their risk of breast cancer, even if a close relative has had the disease, a new study finds. continue reading »

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Spanish-speaking patients fare better with doctors they understand, researchers say. Researchers analyzed data from diabetes patients in California and found that 28 percent of Hispanic patients with limited English-language skills seen by non-Spanish-speaking doctors had poor blood sugar control, compared with 16 percent who had Spanish-speaking doctors. continue reading »

Minority Communities Less Likely to Receive Adequate Pain Management

Minority Communities Less Likely to Receive Adequate Pain Management

Studies are showing that Hispanics and Blacks are less likely to get adequate care for pain and more likely to simply deal with it than their white counterparts. Minorities are also more likely to suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder down the road when not properly treated for their pain. continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Lacking Understanding in the Latino Community

Alzheimer’s Lacking Understanding in the Latino Community

New Survey Shows Understanding of Alzheimer’s in the Latino Community Does Not Correspond with Growing Concern about this Health Crisis. According to the Alzheimer’s Association “Hispanic Perceptions of Alzheimer’s Disease” survey, which was funded by continue reading »

More Americans Drinking More Alcohol

More Americans Drinking More Alcohol

Among women, whites more likely than Hispanics, blacks to down 5 or more drinks a day, study finds. Alcohol consumption is on the rise in the United States due to a number of factors, including social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, a continue reading »

Muchos Niños No Están Recibiendo la Atención Médica Recomendada, Según una Encuesta

Muchos Niños No Están Recibiendo la Atención Médica Recomendada, Según una Encuesta

Los costos llevan a que una de cada ocho familias renuncie a surtir sus recetas y a consultar con especialistas. Cerca del 13 por ciento de los padres que tienen seguro de salud informan que no han buscado la atención pediátrica recomendada para su continue reading »