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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 »

Muchos Niños No Están Recibiendo la Atención Médica Recomendada, Según una Encuesta

Muchos Niños No Están Recibiendo la Atención Médica Recomendada, Según una Encuesta

Los costos llevan a que una de cada ocho familias renuncie a surtir sus recetas y a consultar con especialistas. Cerca del 13 por ciento de los padres que tienen seguro de salud informan que no han buscado la atención pediátrica recomendada para su continue reading »

Los Supervivientes de Cáncer Podrían estar en Riesgo de Problemas de Memoria

Los Supervivientes de Cáncer Podrían estar en Riesgo de Problemas de Memoria

El 40 por ciento de los pacientes con antecedentes de la enfermedad reportaron olvido y confusión. Los problemas de memoria son comunes entre las personas con antecedentes continue reading »

Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure

Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure

A good night's sleep when you're pregnant may help keep your blood pressure levels normal, new research suggests. Pregnant women who got less than six hours of nightly sleep during continue reading »

‘¿¡En serio dijo eso!?’... Por Qué las Conversaciones Por Celular Molestan Tanto

‘¿¡En serio dijo eso!?’... Por Qué las Conversaciones Por Celular Molestan Tanto

Escuchar a alguien que habla en un teléfono celular puede ser muy molesto porque es difícil, si no imposible, concentrarse en lo que uno hace, según un estudio reciente. continue reading »

Pérdida de un Ser Querido

Pérdida de un Ser Querido

El dolor por la pérdida de un ser querido es el período de sufrimiento y duelo después de una muerte. El llorar a alguien es una parte del proceso normal de reacción continue reading »

Mexico FATTEST Nation in the World, Followed by the U.S.

Mexico FATTEST Nation in the World, Followed by the U.S.

Obesity has risen to the top of the public health policy agenda worldwide. Before 1980, rates were generally well below 10%. They have since doubled or tripled in many countries, and in almost half of the countries, 50% or continue reading »

Un Estudio Afirma Que la Vacuna Contra la Gripe se Asocia con un Menor Riesgo de Ataque Cardiaco

Un Estudio Afirma Que la Vacuna Contra la Gripe se Asocia con un Menor Riesgo de Ataque Cardiaco

Expertos disputan el resultado estadístico, pero anotan que el hallazgo se corresponde con investigaciones anteriores. La vacuna anual contra la gripe podría proteger contra los ataques cardiacos, y mie continue reading »

Lance Armstrong Continues LiveSTRONG Outreach to Hispanics Touched by Cancer

Lance Armstrong Continues LiveSTRONG Outreach to Hispanics Touched by Cancer

Joined by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Lance Armstrong today made a surprise visit to the San Francisco General Hospital's Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center. Together they toured the infusion center, where patients were continue reading »

Quick Tips on Caring For Caregivers

Quick Tips on Caring For Caregivers

Many adults, particularly women, are stretched thin between caring for young children, as well as elderly parents. They are among the estimated one-third of 45- to 56-year old women in the nation in this situation — nicknamed the Sandwich Generation continue reading »

Latin American and Asian Youth More Affected by Discrimination Faced in U.S.

Latin American and Asian Youth More Affected by Discrimination Faced in U.S.

Discrimination experienced by U.S. teens from Latin American and Asian backgrounds can affect their grades and health, and is associated with depression, distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found. continue reading »