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Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn. More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they continue reading »

A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

Our nation’s adolescents are becoming increasingly diverse, and this trend will continue in the decades to come. Today, more than one in five youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in the United States is Hispanic continue reading »

Calvin Klein’s Brazilian Designer Francisco Costa Designs Shirt for amfAR

Calvin Klein’s Brazilian Designer Francisco Costa Designs Shirt for amfAR

Brazilian designer Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, has designed a a new T-shirt for amfAR. Costa designed the black and white T-shirt to help raise money for amfAR's AIDS research in continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Undocumented Hispanic HIV Patients Not Likely to Seek Treatment

Hispanic Health: Undocumented Hispanic HIV Patients Not Likely to Seek Treatment

In a study of HIV-infected patients at Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that undocumented Hispanic patients were likely to seek treatment at a more advanced stage of HIV than other patients. They also found that once these patients entered care, their outcomes were the same or even better than other patients. continue reading »

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children. Although some parents worry about the sheer number of vaccines babies typically receive, a new U.S. government s continue reading »

7,000 Patients of OK Dental Practice Warned of Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure

7,000 Patients of OK Dental Practice Warned of Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure

Oklahoma officials are reporting approximately 7,000 dental patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington of Tulsa and Owasso, Oklahoma could have been exposed to either the HIV or hepatitis virus. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Living Longer on Dialysis Than Whites

STUDY: Hispanics Living Longer on Dialysis Than Whites

Hispanics and blacks on dialysis live longer than whites, study found. Among kidney dialysis patients, Hispanics tend to live longer than blacks and whites, a new study finds. continue reading »

Study: Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care

Study: Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care

Researchers found states in that region imposed strictest eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Poor people in the southern part of the United States are more likely to delay getting needed continue reading »

Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors. Bystanders judge same-sex parents more harshly than straight parents, according to a new study. continue reading »

Chili’s Sets Example for Serving Customers with Autism

Chili’s Sets Example for Serving Customers with Autism

Chili's Grill and Bar did an amazing job reacting to a child with autism. Arianna is a nine-year-old girl who was served a cheeseburger at a Chili's Grill and Bar in Midvale, Utah. Seeing that the burger was cut in half, she deemed it "broken" and refused to eat it. The staff, aware of the girl's autism, reacted amazingly and made the girl feel welcome with a "fixed" burger. continue reading »