SALUD: Mexicans Less Likely To Take Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs - CDC

The cholesterol health of Latinos, and in particular of Mexican-Americans, was the basis of a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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SALUD: National Diabetes Month Offers Insight on Prevalence, Preventative Care & Management

National Diabetes Month is a 30-day period dedicated to discussing diabetes risk factors, preventative care and management for the sake of prolonging lives and promoting healthier living.

SALUD: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Demonstrates the Importance of Resources

October has been Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence continues to occur, affecting the lives of countless children, women and men who suffer in silence. The month brings awareness to those most affected.
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SALUD: Mental Illness Awareness Week Reminds Public to Fight Stigmas, Provide Support

Each year Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place during the first full week of October, and those seven days offer a firm opportunity for advocates to fight stigmas, provide support, and educate the public on mental illness condition.
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SALUD: Coca-Cola, Mars and Burger King Overspend on Spanish-Language TV Ads Geared Towards Hispanic Youth

Coca-Cola, Mars, Burger King, Wendy's, McDonalds and many other brands spend above average on Spanish-language TV ads to promote nutritionally poor products and to steer consumer trends, according to a new report. Consequently, their decisive spending has contributed to poor diets and disease in multicultural communities.

SALUD: Diverse Groups More Likely to Suffer Psychological Effects From Psoriasis

Psoriasis Awareness Month is an opportunity to spread understanding about the chronic, serious long-term skin problem that affects millions in the U.S.
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SALUD: Many US Adults Fail to Consume Recommended Amount of Fruits, Vegetables

Aromatic and flavorful fruits and vegetables are attractive, delicious and healthy, but Hispanics/Latinos and many other U.S. adults consistently fail to meet the national recommendation for consumption of fruits and vegetables, eat less than two of each a day.

SALUD: Alzheimer's Disease and Its Impact on the Latino Community

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the only top ten leading cause of death in the U.S. that presently cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Just as unfortunate, the disease and other dementias disproportionately affect older African-Americans and Hispanics.

SALUD: Health Insurance Issues Persist Among Latinos Despite Improved Uninsured Rate

Since the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) implementation in 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed 16.4 million Americans have enrolled for health insurance coverage yet the Latino community has proven to be a complex group to enroll.
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SALUD: Telemundo, NBC Universo Team Up For Health-Focused Program to Educate Latinos

Telemundo and NBC Universo has collaborated to create a year-round platform aimed towards delivering extended resources and educating the public via expert info on wellness and pressing health concerns

SALUD: Dr. Myriam Torres Explains Why Breast Cancer Remains Leading Killer Among Latinas

Breast cancer rates are lower among Latinas than women of other races and, consequently, the community has lower breast cancer mortality rates than African American women and non-Hispanic whites, alike. Yet, breast cancer remains the most common cancer for Hispanic/Latina women, and it's their leading cause of death.

SALUD: Advocacy Groups Discuss HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community on Latino Health Advocacy Day

Earlier this week, the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Hispanic Health Network and other affiliate organizations hosted the Third Annual Latino Health Advocacy Day in Manhattan, which educated the public about aging HIV-infected Latinos, strategies to engage Latino gay men, disparities and eliminating barriers, as well as safeguarding the future of young blacks and Latinos.

SALUD: Dr. Myriam Torres Discusses Cardiovascular Disease, Heath Issues in the Latino Community

Happy-go-lucky millennials who are mostly athletic or healthy might find themselves suffering from cardiovascular disease when they're in their 50s or 60s, based on slightly elevated cholesterol levels during their younger years.
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SALUD: Mexican-Born Doctor & Author Aliza A. Lifshitz Discusses Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Her Flipboard Magazine Catered to Latinos

Could acculturation make the difference in a person's health? Is a chubby child more healthy than a skinny child?
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