American Heart Association

Many U.S. Latinos aren’t familiar with lifesaving device

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ANAHEIM, California — One in four U.S. Latinos have never heard of a portable device available in many public places that can help save someone whose heart has stopped, new research shows.

That’s compared to 4 percent of whites who were unfamiliar with automated […]

As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

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It’s time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act – an important date you may not be aware of because the government has cut back on enrollment awareness efforts.

The 2018 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (also known as […]

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Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

CDC: Obesity rates hit a new high

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The obesity epidemic in America is getting worse, new federal data show.

As of 2015-2016, about four in 10 U.S. adults were obese, up from 37.7 percent during 2013-2014.

The news for children and teens isn’t much better. Overall, nearly 19 percent were obese in 2015-2016, up […]

Twins who participated in ‘The Biggest Loser’ help each other stay healthy

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Luis and Roberto Hernandez shed hundreds of pounds together as contestants on “The Biggest Loser.” Today, they still are working to keep one another on track.

They’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders and they also hold each other accountable if they don’t eat right or […]

Two strokes, decades apart, and a cancer diagnosis in between

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Belinda De La Rosa was driving to a doctor’s appointment for what she thought was tennis elbow. A nagging pain in her left arm had been bothering her for days.

She happened to be passing a hospital on that day in 1997 when the […]

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Chef gives Cuban classics a healthy twist

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Some of Ronaldo Linares’s earliest memories are in a kitchen.

He remembers at age 5 standing on a milk crate, peeling potatoes at his parents’ restaurant and nightclub in Medellin, Colombia. To keep him out of trouble, they also put him in charge of […]

Study: Mexican-Americans face much higher stroke risk – with diabetes a major contributing factor

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A new study found that middle-aged Mexican-Americans faced double the risk of stroke compared with white people, with diabetes considered a major contributing factor.

Ischemic strokes are the most common and occur when an artery supplying blood to the brain is blocked.

The role of […]

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Hispanic, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Mexican-Americans face much higher stroke risk – with diabetes a major contributing factor

America’s food security problem and how to fix it

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In South Dallas, the heart health statistics are grim. More residents die from heart disease and diabetes than elsewhere in the city, and being hospitalized for high blood pressure is much more common.

The Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas is among the poorest, with […]

Stroke deaths on the rise for some Americans

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Since at least the 1960s, the rate of Americans who die from stroke has been on the decline. But that progress has slowed, and in some cases reversed, according to a new federal report.

The report, issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]