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Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks

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Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]

Iniciativas animan a hispanos, latinos dejar de tomar bebidas azucaradas

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Guillermina Rice se ha dedicado a velar por los niños en la escuela primaria de su hijo. Es allí donde ha promovido una iniciativa para el consumo de bebidas saludables.

Para Rice, el interés en nutrición y hábitos para una vida saludable es un […]

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Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having gallstone disease may increase your risk of coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Gallstone disease, one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders in the United States, has similar risk factors as coronary heart disease, including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure […]

Insurance companies may now consider bariatric surgery

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Recent guidelines recommending bariatric surgery for obese people with Type 2 diabetes could convince more insurance companies to green-light the procedure.

“I think these guidelines will encourage insurers to provide coverage for this kind of surgery for some diabetic patients who are having so […]

Las aseguradoras pueden ahora considerar la cirugía bariátrica

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Las pautas recientes que recomiendan la cirugía bariátrica para personas obesas con diabetes tipo dos pueden convencer a más aseguradoras a dar luz verde para el procedimiento.

“Creo que estas pautas animarán a las aseguradoras a ofrecer cobertura para este tipo de cirugía para […]

Watching too much TV may increase risk of dying from blood clots

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Spending too much time in front of the tube every day may increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, according to a Japanese study.

From 1988-90, researchers asked 86,024 people how many hours they spent watching TV. Over the next 19 […]

For Native Americans, heart health doesn’t come easy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Karen Sopko, M.D., grew up on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico and knows firsthand from her practice as a cardiologist how heart disease and the risk factors associated with it are striking the Native American community, particularly diabetes.

“Native Americans are definitely at higher risk […]

Rapid symptom improvement may not indicate better stroke recovery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke patients whose symptoms quickly improved before hospital arrival did not always have better recoveries than other patients, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

“Patients with very early rapid neurological improvement when first examined at the hospital still […]

Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

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Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the […]

Half of diabetes cases missed in U.S. Asians, Hispanics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About half of Asian-Americans and Hispanic-Americans with diabetes don’t know they have it, according to new research. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes.

Of the nearly 21 percent […]