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As the Number of Unemployed Grows, Pfizer Helpful Answers and SABEResPODER Join Forces to Educate Hispanics Who Lack Health Insurance About How to Access Prescription Medicines

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- California has one of the top five highest rates of uninsured Hispanic residents. As more people become uninsured due to the rapidly increasing unemployment rate, Pfizer Helpful Answers, a family of programs that helps people without prescription coverage sa...

Consumer Reports Poll: Nearly 3 in 10 Hispanics Opted Not to Fill M.D. Script for Cost Reasons

44 percent of Hispanics lack health insurance YONKERS, N.Y., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Struggling to meet health care costs, 29 percent of Hispanic adults said they had decided against filling a script for cost reasons, according to a national poll conducted by the Consumer Rep...

Study of 160,000 Medicare Patients Shows Hispanics Have Greater Costs for End-of-Life Care

Findings show importance of advance directives for making wishes known WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Families are often caught unprepared when dealing with a loved one's serious illness. It is another reason why health reform is so important for our communities," said Dr. ...

Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care

Disparity exists even though more minorities than whites meet criteria for cutting-edge treatment FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- When black and Hispanic Medicare recipients suffer severe heart failure, they are less likely than their white counterparts to be treated with the most ...

Study Shows Hispanics Prefer Beer

Findings could lead to more targeted prevention efforts, researcher says TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Beer is the alcohol of choice for Hispanics in the United States, a new study shows. "This is important to know, because once we can identify a type of beverage that is more...

Coastal Center for Obesity Offers Hispanics Weight Loss Surgery with a Warranty

Dr. Milton Owens and the Coastal Center for Obesity are the first and only in Southern California to provide protection for cash paying patients in the case of a rare complication, and the Hispanic community is benefiting. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2008 -- Dr. ...

Latest CDC Report on HIV Incidence Grossly Excludes Hispanics in 2006, the Fastest Growing Ethnic Population in the United States and its Territories

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an apparent reversal of CDC's January 2008 decision to revise the number of new Hispanic HIV/AIDS diagnoses based on the inclusion of Puerto Ricans as Hispanics, the latest CDC report released in August 2008, entitled "Estimation of HIV Inciden...

Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams

They're particularly vulnerable to diabetes-linked vision loss, experts warn MONDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic Americans with type 2 diabetes are less likely to have regular eye exams compared with Hispanics nationally, a new study finds. Many may have no idea that blind...

AARP: Under Heavy Economic Pressure, Hispanics 45+ Look To Workplace, Families

New AARP Survey Shows Some Middle-Aged and Older Hispanics Making Dire Decisions for Long Term WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many middle-aged and older Hispanics are trying to work their way through the recent economic slump, many are also being forced to make difficult...

Blacks, Hispanics less likely than whites to receive follow-up radiation for early breast cancer

CHICAGOBlack and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to receive the radiation therapy routinely prescribed following surgery for early breast cancer, according to a study that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinica...

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Hispanics in Medical Technology

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

ARICEPT(R) (donepezil HCl tablets) Now the Only Alzheimer's Disease Drug Studied in Two Minority Groups CHICAGO, July 30, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) announced today results from a new open-label study that showed Hispanics with mild to modera...

First Town Hall Meeting on Inequities in Clinical Trials to Take Place at the Harlem Hospital Center on October 20

...ercent of the patients who participated in clinical trials to test new cancer drugs from 1995 to 1999 were African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, hispanics and Native Americans. More than an issue of fairness, EDICT also documented the consequences of not engaging communities in recruiting patients for ...

Azor(TM) Reduces Blood Pressure in Difficult to Treat Special Populations

...rtens 2007; 49: 69-75 (2) Margolis et al. Blood Pressure Control in hispanics in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart...rtens 2007; 49: 69-75 (10) Margolis et al. Blood Pressure Control in hispanics in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart...

Major Deficiencies in Design; Funding of Clinical Trials Affects Future of Scientific Innovation

...cancer drugs between 1995-1999 found less than 10 percent of the patients studied collectively represented African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, hispanics and Native Americans. "Although disparities in clinical trials has been discussed and debated extensively, this problem has generally been under-a...

Survey Finds At-Risk Consumers Interested in OTC Statin

...nd November 5, 2007 among 710 U.S. residents, aged 35 and older, who are at known moderate risk for developing high cholesterol. African Americans and hispanics were oversampled so that of the 710 respondents, there were at least 100 African Americans and 100 Hispanics. Results were weighted as needed for age,...

Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in Miami

...te is raising concern that rates may increase after the first generation as hispanics adopt unhealthy habits, including dietary practices. According to CDC, the ...ion's foremost source of information and trusted advocate for the health of hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health ...

Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association Rapid Access Reports: Hispanics' Hypertension Better Controlled With Equal Access to Care

...When researchers studied blood pressure control in hispanics as part of the ALLHAT (Antihypertensive and Lipid-...nt to Prevent Heart Attack Trial), they found that hispanics responded as well or better than non-Hispanics. F...eart Association. "Poor blood pressure control in hispanics is not due to biological factors associated with r...

Hypertension Education Foundation Survey Results Announced At American Society For Hypertension Annual Meeting Suggests Improved Control Of High Blood Pressure, But Misconceptions Still Exist

...rson is tense or anxious, compared to only 10% of Caucasian and 17% of Hispanic respondents. In addition, African-Americans were also more likely than hispanics or Caucasians to believe that hypertension is less of a problem among older adults. Other misperceptions cut across all demographic groups. For exam...

Lilly Studies Try to Shed Light on Impact of Race on Lung Cancer Treatment

... Phase III study in NSCLC. The study will evaluate ALIMTA in 1,000 patients with NSCLC. Enrollment will include 200 African-Americans, 200 Asians, 200 hispanics and 400 Caucasians. For more information on this trial visit www.lillytrials.com or

Survey of Hispanics and alcohol dependence

HOUSTON(July 28, 2008)A large survey conducted by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus, which examined alcohol abuse and dependence among Hispanic male populations in the United States, will be expanded to Mexican males living along the U.S.-Mexico ...

Genes may play role in risk assessment for prostate cancer among Hispanics and caucasians

PHILADELPHIA Genetic differences may explain the greater risk for prostate cancer among Caucasian men compared with Hispanic men, which could help clinicians predict who is more likely to develop the disease, according to a paper published in the May 15, 2008, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

PHILADELPHIA Results of a new study confirm trends that different Hispanic population groups have higher incidence rates of certain cancers and worse cancer outcomes if they live in the United States, than they do if they live in their homelands. "Hispanics are not all the same with regard to...

Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

...n and family income. There were significant differences across race/ethnicity groups with Asian-Americans having the lowest intake of added sugars and hispanics with the next lowest intake according to racial/ethnic categories. Black men had the highest intake among men, although white and American Indian/Alas...

UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science

... In 2004, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, 18.3 percent of STEM degrees were awarded to Blacks, 15.9 percent were awarded to hispanics and 17.3 percent were awarded to American Indians/Alaska Natives. Asian/Pacific Islanders were awarded 30.5 percent of STEM degrees. Through mult...

Difference in fat storage may explain lower rate of liver disease in African-Americans

... Hispanics, African-Americans are less likely than hispanics to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or N...ts has revealed that NAFLD is more prevalent among hispanics than African-Americans or Caucasians. For the c...zed. The study found that African-Americans and hispanics both have obesity rates of about 48 percent among ...

Science internships attract students to research careers

...ommunity as it relates to education, participation in science careers, social economic factors, and the lack of science role models, we concluded that hispanics would greatly benefit from hands-on internships at all grade levels", observed Louzada. A model internship program was created at Texas A&M Univers...

More than a million cancer survivors declining care due to cost concerns

...eve is necessary medical care due to the cost, and hispanics and African-Americans are twice as likely to go wi... health care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites, hispanics were 2.14-fold more likely to forego prescription ...e likely to forego prescriptions. For dental care, hispanics were 2.31-fold more likely to go without and Afric...

Hispanic women and breast cancer: An understudied group

... we are noticing a difference between Mexican-born hispanics and American-born Hispanics," said Martinez. T...Breast Cancer Study and one additional abstract on hispanics from the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Stud...women. Wertheim said this risk was confined to hispanics who were born in Mexico; no such increased risk wa...

'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to non-traditional risk factors

... commonly used to predict stroke risk." The findings are reported in the Annals of Neurology . All minority groups, including Native Americans, hispanics and African-Americans, face a significantly higher risk for stroke and death from stroke compared to whites, and research is focused on exactly why th...
Hispanics in Biological Technology

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

...ip Summit and Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. "African Americans and hispanics are more likely to develop Alzheimer's. In addition, they have higher rate...e. Data also showed that 65 percent of African Americans and 49 percent of hispanics believe race plays a role in the quality of care received for Alzheimer's. ...

Video: Fortune 1000 Executives: New President Must Fix Education Gap

...it exists in their own companies. Of those who say it is a reality for them, 83 percent say the lack of women, African Americans, Native Americans and hispanics is a talent concern for their companies. The Seed: Growing a Diverse American STEM Pipeline Not surprisingly, almost all the senior executives (98...

New Data Reveal Ethnicity May Play Role in Weight Loss Decisions

...sis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites ... among these populations. The new data shows that hispanics and African Americans are less likely to use comme...e more likely than African Americans (p=0.0056) or hispanics (p=0.0014) to have used a commercial program and l...

Mobile content: Where brand meets markets

...sion households. U.S. Hispanic households - some 39 million of them - hold purchasing power of $550 billion. In major U.S. cities, up to 75 percent of hispanics own a mobile phone and spend 10 percent more on their wireless phone bills than the national average. And, according to Biniak, they buy two to three ...

Diversity still an elusive goal in IT, other tech fields

...in 2003 were foreign born. The proportions of women, African Americans, and hispanics in science and engineering occupations have grown, but they still are well ...percentage of African Americans rose from 2.6 to 6.9, and the percentage of hispanics increased from 2.0 to 3.2. These numbers suggest that diversity remains ...

Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon Allelic Discrimination Kits

... Caucasians (~10%) 3 African Americans (~15%) 3 hispanics (~17%) 3 Asians (~25%) 3 Delays ... 9 Caucasians (~20%) 9 hispanics (~16%) 9 African Americans (~5%) 9 As...
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