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Comer Granos Integrales y Menos Granos Refinados Podría Ayudar al Corazón

Comer Granos Integrales y Menos Granos Refinados Podría Ayudar al Corazón

Un estudio encuentra que sustituir el arroz blanco con arroz integral es una forma de reducir un tipo dañino de grasa corporal. Las personas que comen granos integrales en lugar de granos refinados con continue reading »

Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find. Black and Hispanic children with frequent ear infections are less likely to have access to health care than white children, say U.S. researchers. continue reading »

Improving Mothers’ Literacy Skills Could Improve Child’s Performance

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health concluded that programs to boost the academic achievement of children from low income neighborhoods might be more successful if they also provided adult literacy education to parents. continue reading »

Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy

Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say. Colorectal cancer screening among poor minority women could be increased by offering to arrange for the procedure during a mammography visit, a new study suggests. continue reading »

People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds. People are less likely to buy unhealthy foods if they use cash instead of credit or debit cards to pay for groceries, a new study finds. continue reading »

Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests. Fatalism, a belief that life's events are predetermined, may be one reason why Hispanic women have some of the lowest cancer screening rates in the continue reading »

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 »