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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 »

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

The winter storm besetting much of the United States so far has resulted in at least six deaths and has caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, authorities announced Wednesday. continue reading »

DEA’s Proposed Regulations for Disposing of Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs

DEA’s Proposed Regulations for Disposing of Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Disposal of Controlled Substances in the Federal Register Dec. 21. continue reading »

‘Not Fair!’ How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

‘Not Fair!’ How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say. Fights between siblings can lead to anxiety, depression and lower self-esteem, a new study contends. continue reading »

Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest. Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds. continue reading »

Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

Study finds tots who ate the healthier alternatives were just as satisfied. In a new study, children who were given combined snacks of cheese and vegetables co continue reading »