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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 »

U.S. Study Finds Hispanics Have Lowest Rate of Lung Cancer

U.S. Study Finds Hispanics Have Lowest Rate of Lung Cancer

Whites and blacks in the United States are much more likely to develop lung cancer than other racial/ethnic groups, a new federal study finds with Hispanics having the lowest rate of the disease. continue reading »

Le Deseamos unas Fiestas de Fin de Año sin Alergias y un Año Nuevo Más Feliz

Un médico sugiere maneras de controlar los estornudos durante la temporada festiva. Un experto sugiere que para los que sufren de alergias durante las fiestas de fin de año, el mejor regalo de todos podría ser el alivio de los síntomas respiratorios. continue reading »

Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say. Over the last two decades hearing loss due to "recreational" noise exposure such as blaring club music has risen among adolescent girls continue reading »

Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol Durante las Fiestas Navideñas Podría Reducir el Riesgo de C&

Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol Durante las Fiestas Navideñas Podría Reducir el Riesgo de C&

La evidencia sugiere que beber en exceso daña las células y podría elevar el riesgo de cáncer. Aunque las fiestas de fin de año con frecuencia incluyen consumo de alcohol, los oncólogos están instando a los fiesteros que celebren con moderación. continue reading »

Minorities More Likely to be Occasional Smokers

Minorities More Likely to be Occasional Smokers

Though the anti-smoking efforts have been successful in lowering the smoking rate in California, a new study shows that the number of occasional or non-daily smokers has nearly doubled. continue reading »