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Hispanic Health News

September 2013 Archives

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

The incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic is between 25 percent and 30 percent, an alarming level, according to two experts consulted Thursday by Efe. continue reading »

Mayo Clinic Launches Biobank to Help Solve Latino Chronic Health Issues

Mayo Clinic Launches Biobank to Help Solve Latino Chronic Health Issues

Mayo Clinic has again broadened the base of its genomic research efforts by establishing a biobank at its Arizona campus, which will support studies in obesity, metabolism and diabetes, all areas of special concern in the Latino population. The Sangre por Salud Biobank is a collaboration among Mayo, Mountain Park Health Center and Arizona State University. Biobanks are an integral component of Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine. continue reading »

STUDY: Latinos with Disabilities Rely Heavily on Cultural Ties to Avoid Substance Abuse

STUDY: Latinos with Disabilities Rely Heavily on Cultural Ties to Avoid Substance Abuse

People with physical disabilities often turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with their condition, but many disabled Latinos rely heavily on cultural ties with family and friends to help them steer clear of substance abuse, say University of Michigan researchers. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found Latinos do not examine their skin regularly for signs of skin cancer. continue reading »

Teen Birth Rate at Historic Lows, Latina Teen Rates Show Largest Decline

Teen Birth Rate at Historic Lows, Latina Teen Rates Show Largest Decline

The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting the lowest teen birth rate in 73 years with the largest drop for Latina teens. continue reading »