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STUDY:  Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment

STUDY:  Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment

Roughly half of all black and Hispanic patients who enter publicly funded alcohol treatment programs do not complete treatment, compared to 62 percent of white patients continue reading »

Ancient Pills Found in Shipwreck Offer Rare Insight Into Early Medicine

Ancient Pills Found in Shipwreck Offer Rare Insight Into Early Medicine

Evidence of value of some natural medicines that have been used for thousands of years. Archeologists investigating an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Tusc continue reading »

Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm

Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm

Expert tips on cold-weather canine care. With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says. continue reading »

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S. continue reading »

OPINION:  Latina Health Advocates Condemn New Attack on Birthright Citizenship

OPINION:  Latina Health Advocates Condemn New Attack on Birthright Citizenship

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns new federal legislation introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA) that seeks to deny 14th amendment rights to citizenship continue reading »

Lung Cancer and Hispanics: Know the Facts

Lung Cancer and Hispanics: Know the Facts

First, the good news: the number of lung cancer cases diagnosed in Hispanics is about half of the number for non-Hispanic whites in the United States. And from 2000 to 2009, the number of cases for Hispanic male continue reading »

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

A Hungarian cardiac surgeon with a "Latino heart" is directing from North Carolina a program that donates medical equipment to hospitals in Central America and provides training for their staffs. continue reading »

Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites. A little weight training may go a long way toward helping improve the he continue reading »

Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair

Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair

Case study highlights dangers of 'second impact syndrome' - After taking a hard hit to the head during a football game, an Indiana high school continue reading »

Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year

Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year

Small steps can help people finally achieve that elusive resolution, expert says. Many people will resolve to lose weight in 2013 but few of them will take the right steps to achieve that goal, an expert says. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic Health in America

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic Health in America

Diabetes, health care, and cancer are all major topics of conversation for hispanics in America. Unfortunately, 31 percent of adult latinos in America are obese. continue reading »

Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Study suggests you'll cut pounds while saving gasoline. If weight loss is your New Year's resolution, making another vow -- to drive less in 2013 -- could help, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, with their region being home to eight of the top 10 countries for positive emotions worldwide. Residents in Panama and Paraguay continue reading »

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat ...Are You Really Hungry?

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat ...Are You Really Hungry?

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »