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Discovery Familia Tackles Childhood Obesity In A New Original Production

Discovery Familia Tackles Childhood Obesity In A New Original Production

During National Diabetes Month this November, the network premieres "Crecer en forma con Jeannette Torres" along with a series of public service announcements to increase awareness of this disease continue reading »

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say. Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night's sleep, according to a new study. continue reading »

U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say. American men and women -- even those with a favorable health history continue reading »

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

A substance extracted from rattlesnake venom could raise survival hopes among patients with skin cancer, according to experiments performed by Brazilian researchers. continue reading »

Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds. Preteen girls' reading skills can strongly predict whether they'll get pregna continue reading »

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child's risk, researchers say. continue reading »

COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC

COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC

Large urban areas had lowest mortality rate from the respiratory disorder. Deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more common in rural or poor are continue reading »

Puerto Rico Training Institute Builds Capacity of HIV Providers

Puerto Rico Training Institute Builds Capacity of HIV Providers

Hands United and Comunidades Saludables Ahora (Healthy Communities Now), the national programs of the capacity building assistance division of the Latino Commission on AIDS, are proud to announce the third part of a multi-component training institute in Puerto Rico: two trainings to take place in continue reading »

Woman Misdiagnosed With Cancer After Docs See Fruit Pit in Her Lung - Inhaled in 1984

Woman Misdiagnosed With Cancer After Docs See Fruit Pit in Her Lung - Inhaled in 1984

For the last 28 years, Florida resident Blanca Riveron, 62, suffered through a debilitating and persistent cough. The Cuban-born mother simply suffered through it for ne continue reading »

Age Takes Toll on Facial Bones, Study Finds

Age Takes Toll on Facial Bones, Study Finds

Wrinkles, sagging skin not the only signs of aging. When you think of facial aging, wrinkles and sagging skin come to mind, but new research finds that skin isn't the only thing that ages. continue reading »

Se Exhorta a las Personas que van a Dejar el Plan ‘Medicare Advantage’ a Analizar Otras Opciones

Se Exhorta a las Personas que van a Dejar el Plan ‘Medicare Advantage’ a Analizar Otras Opciones

Aquellos que no están contentos con sus planes privados tienen hasta mediados de febrero para cambiar de plan Las personas que están afiliadas a los planes de salud privado Medicare Advantage continue reading »

Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients

Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients

Among those who suffer a type of attack called STEMI, less schooling tied to worse outcomes. In the new study, Dr. Rajendra H. Mehta, from Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center continue reading »

53% Increase in ADHD Diagnosis Amongst Hispanic Children

53% Increase in ADHD Diagnosis Amongst Hispanic Children

Nearly one in 10 children in the U.S. has a diagnosis of ADHD, with rates rising by 22% in just four years, government health officials said Wednesday. The CDC estimates that between 2003 and 2007 continue reading »

New Tool to Help Hispanics with Diabetes

A new online game called HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso is now available to the 10 million Latino and Hispanic users on Facebook, with the goal of helping continue reading »

Puerto Rican Women Most Likely to Be Smokers

Puerto Rican Women Most Likely to Be Smokers

According to the American Lung Association, Puerto Rican women are the most likely Latinas to become heavy smokers. “Puerto Rican women are nearly twice as likely to smoke as women of other Hispanic groups,” said the association. continue reading »