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National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nation's 111th Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Judge Sotomayor's confirmation today by the U.S. Senate to be our nation's next Supreme Court Justice is a moment of great pride for all Americans. As a Latina and a mother, I can say to my daughter that all dreams are possible," said Dr. J...

The Hispanic got milk? Campaign Visited New York July 18 - July 22

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic got milk? Milk Mustache Mobile Tour visited New York as part of its 75 city tour, including the top 10 Hispanic cities, to reintroduce Hispanics to this nutrient powerhouse and its array of benefits. The tour recently cruised through New York host...

Internationally Renowned Surgeon Reaches out to RNC, Hispanic Community

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Founder and CEO of the American Society of Medical Doctors Alfred Bonati, M.D., participated yesterday in a roundtable discussion on health-care reform hosted by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Dr. Bonati and other attendees ...

Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop 'Love Handles'

Midsection weight gain could increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers warn TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic women in their 20s tend to accumulate more fat in their midsection than their male and older counterparts, possibly putting them at a greater ri...

Julie Stav Reminds Hispanic Moms to Invest in Their Family's Wellness with Milk!

MIAMI, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic financial expert Julie Stav has joined the got milk? campaign to educate Hispanic moms on the value of proper nutrition and making smart choices while at the grocery store. As a mom and trusted financial expert, Julie sets a great example as the "gateke...

The Hispanic got milk? Campaign Visits Chicago from July 2 - July 10

CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic got milk? Milk Mustache Mobile Tour visited Chicago as part of its 75 city tour, including the top 10 Hispanic cities, to reintroduce Hispanics to this nutrient powerhouse and its array of benefits. The tour recently cruised through Chicago hosting ...

Photos: Selecciones, Reader's Digest, The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's Reach Hispanic Women With Message of Heart Health

NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Selecciones , the world's best-selling Spanish-language magazine and Reader's Digest joined the American Heart Association's (AHA) Go Red For Women and Macy's , one of the nation's largest retailers, for a second consecutive year in the multi-platform aw...

Statement of Dr. Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Dr. Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association: As the President and Congress labor to pass meaningful health reform this year, their work in reaching out...

Focusing on Hispanic Eyecare

ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are having difficulties with your eyesight or need a complete eye exam, which eyecare professional should you visit? The answer may not be as crystal clear as it seems because there are various types of eye care professionals, such as opticians, optom...

Ser Padres Joins Forces with la Doctora Aliza's VidaySalud.com to Offer the Hispanic Community Unprecedented Online Health-Related Content in Spanish

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ser Padres magazine, the primary source of parenting information for U.S. Hispanics, has expanded its relationship with Ser Padres Contributor and Health Expert Dr. Aliza Lifshitz, M.D. (la Doctora Aliza), and her recently-launched web site VidaySalud.com. The...

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Hispanic in Medical Technology

New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

...e it strikes, but the American people are saying it too - loud and clear," said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional hispanic Caucus Health Care Task Force. "Prevention is America's top health reform priority because it will not only lower disease rates across the population,...

When to Have That Joint Replacement?

... LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- hispanic and African-American patients tend to have poorer ... Even when adjusted for patient age, hispanic and African-American patients had worse joint function before the surgery. In particular, hispanic men had worse function prior to knee and hip repla...

Preterm Births Rise 36 Percent Since Early 1980s

...reterm infants (those born at 34 to 36 weeks gestation), which increased 25 percent since 1990. The report also noted an increase in preterm births to hispanic women, while rates were unchanged for non-Hispanic whites and blacks. However, black women continue to have the highest preterm birth rate, at 18.5 pe...

First Ever Study on Alzheimer's Disease Treatment in Hispanics Presented at Major Medical Meeting

...sease and Related Disorders (ICAD). "We know the hispanic community is in need of increased education on the...D. "This news should serve as a call to action for hispanic families to watch for early signs of AD among thei...ulti-center open-label clinical trial enrolled 106 hispanic men and women from across the U.S. Patients were a...

US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings

...hair Breast Cancer Research Committee,: Phase II study on transcriptional profiles of triple receptor-negative breast cancer: Are Caucasian, hispanic and African-American different? Lung -- Charles Weissman, M.D., New York Oncology-Hematology--Latham: Phase III open-label comparison of gem...

Study Finds Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Even Among Fully-Insured African-American and Caucasian Women

...side from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in hispanic women and the second most common cause of cancer death in Caucasian, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women...

Welchol(TM) Lowered A1C by a Mean 1 Percent or Greater When Added to Metformin-, Insulin-, or Sulfonylurea-Based Therapy in 47 Percent of Patients Evaluated

...ction in LDL-C of 16.16 (P<0.0001); Black patients had a 0.77% mean reduction in A1C (P<0.0002) and a mean reduction in LDL-C of 19.64 (P<0.0001); and hispanic patients had a 0.54% mean reduction in A1C (P<0.0001) and a mean reduction in LDL-C of 11.31 (P<0.0001). IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WELCHOL Welch...

Thomson Healthcare Cancer Profiler Used in Study

...ty data to come to the conclusion that African-American, Asian-American and hispanic patients are just as inclined to indicate interest in clinical trials as th...r interest in learning more about cancer clinical trials. African-American, hispanic and Asian- American patients expressed a similar level of interest compared...

NYC Department of Health's 'Get Some NYC Condoms' Sends Wrong Message and Misuses Tax Dollars, says MIM President Bob Peters

..., 8/12/07); and that between 2001 and 2006, new diagnoses of H.I.V. infection in New York City rose 32% among gay men under 30 and 34% among Black and hispanic (N.Y. Times, 1/02/08). We also know that while New York City has money to promote free condoms to all New Yorkers and millions of tourists, it doesn't...

Survey Finds At-Risk Consumers Interested in OTC Statin

...groups surveyed reported they preferred OTC over Rx, African Americans reported the lowest likelihood of using the OTC product compared with white and hispanic respondents, and women were less likely than men to report that they are very or extremely likely to use the OTC product. NCL's Health Associate R...
Hispanic in Medical Dictionary

Sickle cell trait

...l Trait Counselor at ... have sickle cell trait , they ... Kaiser Sickle Cell . Hemoglobinopathy. Center at (800) 734-5155. What is ... hispanic Americans/Latinos has sickle cell trait . ... It is believed that sickle cell trait fi rst appeared long ago in areas of the ... trait ...

Rh factor

...the mother's blood does not. ... Study finds Rh factor not linked to GBS status. ... THE RH FACTOR : A KEY TO LATINO STUDENT SUCCESS (The hispanic Outlook in Higher Education) ... The RH Factor Song Lyrics are available at CMT.com. Check out "" Lyrics from the album, The blood type ...

Heart Disease

...g Module ... Number of current patients with heart disease as primary diagnosis: 147,600 ... Death rates for heart disease by sex, race, hispanic origin, and age, 1950-2005 ... ... are many different forms of heart disease . The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or block...
Hispanic in Biological News

Master Lock(R) smartTOUCH(TM) Garage Door Opener to be Featured on Hispanic Network Radio Weekend Show

Innovative Technology Breaks Language Barriers; Will be Heard by Largest Hispanic Radio Audience in the U.S. JERICHO, N.Y., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bioMETRX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMRX), a leading developer and supplier of consumer finger activated products, anno...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

Wake Forest University School of Medicine studies of Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina found that more than three out of four workers had skin disease and that workers need more information about how to prevent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer....

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

...sults of a new study confirm trends that different hispanic population groups have higher incidence rates of c...l should take into account the specificity of each hispanic subgroup: Cubans, Puerto Ricans or Mexicans," adde...Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The hispanic population in the United States is increasing acco...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

... is possible to modulate beta cell mass to prevent type 2 diabetes. Buchanan will discuss lessons learned from studying risk of type 2 diabetes in hispanic women who previously had diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and whether early treatment can help preserve beta cell mass to prevent prog...

Does mom know when enough is enough?

...satiety in their infants tend to overfeed them, leading to excess weight gains during the 6 month to 1 year period. Ninety-six low-income black and hispanic mothers, who chose to formula feed exclusively, were enrolled in the study. Data was collected during an initial interview and three home visits at 3,...

Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children

...c purposes and for pest control, especially in the hispanic community. The Einstein researchers report on t...week period. In the first case, a 15-month-old hispanic boy accidently ingested camphor cubes that his par...f evil spirits. In the second case, a 22-month-old hispanic boy ate a camphor-containing product that was plac...

Research suggests vegetable juice may help people with metabolic syndrome lose weight

... some combination of these risk factors and are often overweight or obese as well. Participants in the study were primarily African-American and hispanic adults, populations that typically have a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome. Each group followed a DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension...

Altered gene can increase risk of schizophrenia

...the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository. The collection includes samples drawn from large populations of Asian, Caucasian, African American and hispanic individuals with schizophrenia. ...

Many middle-aged and older Americans not getting adequate nutrition

... and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease, researchers examined over 6200 participants from 4 ethnic groups, Caucasian, African American, hispanic and Chinese. Dietary intakes were determined from food frequency questionnaires and respondents were asked to provide amounts and frequencies of micro...

Science internships attract students to research careers

...exas at Brownsville (UTB), and the University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA), hispanic Americans and other minority groups are an untapped resource of talent who ...unds for education and training. "By examining the current situation of the hispanic community as it relates to education, participation in science careers, soc...
Hispanic in Biological Technology

AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Hispanic Heritage Month Reminds Us Increasing Numbers of Hispanic-Americans Do Not Have Health Insurance

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For Hispanic-Americans without health insurance, it can be difficult to get preventive care, such as doctor visits and prescription medicines. However, help is available for people who need assistance paying for medicines prescribed by their doctors. Listen to...

Astellas Receives FDA Approval for Use of Prograf(R) (Tacrolimus) in Conjunction With Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) in Kidney Transplant Recipients

...litus was reported in 11% to 22% of Prograf-treated liver, kidney, and heart transplant patients with no prior history of diabetes mellitus. Black and hispanic kidney transplant patients were at increased risk. Insulin dependence was reversible in 15% to 45% of patients at 1 year. Prograf has been associ...

New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations

...pring Health Braintrust finds African American and hispanic adults are misinformed about Alzheimer's but suppo..., N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- African American and hispanic adults are more concerned about Alzheimer's diseas... of Alzheimer's disease among African American and hispanic adults. African Americans surveyed expressed high...

Tigris Pharmaceuticals Presents Results of Breast Cancer Research at AACR Annual Meeting

...pes of the patients. Triple-negative breast cancer afflicts mostly young women under the age of 40 and is more prevalent in the African-American and hispanic community. About 182,460 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2008, approximately 15-18% of which are triple negat...

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

...s low level of awareness about athero and its risks. "Working with partners including the Association of Black Cardiologists, the National Alliance on hispanic Health and WomenHeart, AstraZeneca realized that to get people to take steps to protect their arteries, they needed to see what they could not feel. T...

New Video Streaming Site Created by Ambrose Video Publishing

... Turning Points, History of the U.S. Constitution, A History of American Indian Achievement, A History of Chinese Achievement in America, A History of hispanic Achievement in America, A History of Women's Achievement in America, A History of Black Achievement in America, Global Warming, Shock of the New, Grea...

Robert Cantu Appointed Vice President of Pierpoint International

...peaker on matters involving sourcing, recruiting, and diversity recruitment (e.g. Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies Diversity Seminars, and the hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Conference). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Direct Employers Association. At St. Mary's Univers...

Alba Therapeutics Corporation Announces Promotions

... Saul Ewing LLP. Mr. Allen is the Immediate Past President of the Baltimore hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Past Chair of the Maryland hispanic Business Conference. He currently serves on numerous community Boards of Di...

MicroTech Ranks No. 285 on Inc. Magazine's 2008 List of the 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

... in the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program and a Hispanic-Owned Small Business and member of the Hispanic 500 (one of the Top 500 hispanic businesses in the US). MicroTech's success not only demonstrates the ability of Veterans to compete in the highly competitive and extremely specialize...

More than $6 Million Raised During Two-Day Event to Support Research and Treatment for Childhood Cancer and Other Catastrophic Diseases

...be how grateful we are for the generosity that the hispanic community has shown to St. Jude," said John P. Mos...St. Jude experience with listeners and volunteers. hispanic celebrities also joined the St. Jude's life-saving...ls very proud of the encouraging response from the hispanic community and of the unprecedented support generat...
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