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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 »

Los Supervivientes de Cáncer Podrían estar en Riesgo de Problemas de Memoria

Los Supervivientes de Cáncer Podrían estar en Riesgo de Problemas de Memoria

El 40 por ciento de los pacientes con antecedentes de la enfermedad reportaron olvido y confusión. Los problemas de memoria son comunes entre las personas con antecedentes continue reading »

Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure

Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure

A good night's sleep when you're pregnant may help keep your blood pressure levels normal, new research suggests. Pregnant women who got less than six hours of nightly sleep during continue reading »

‘¿¡En serio dijo eso!?’... Por Qué las Conversaciones Por Celular Molestan Tanto

‘¿¡En serio dijo eso!?’... Por Qué las Conversaciones Por Celular Molestan Tanto

Escuchar a alguien que habla en un teléfono celular puede ser muy molesto porque es difícil, si no imposible, concentrarse en lo que uno hace, según un estudio reciente. continue reading »

Pérdida de un Ser Querido

Pérdida de un Ser Querido

El dolor por la pérdida de un ser querido es el período de sufrimiento y duelo después de una muerte. El llorar a alguien es una parte del proceso normal de reacción continue reading »

Mexico FATTEST Nation in the World, Followed by the U.S.

Mexico FATTEST Nation in the World, Followed by the U.S.

Obesity has risen to the top of the public health policy agenda worldwide. Before 1980, rates were generally well below 10%. They have since doubled or tripled in many countries, and in almost half of the countries, 50% or continue reading »