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Health Disparities Roundup – Friday, November 9, 2012

Fox News Latino: American Diabetes Month Raises Awareness on Oral Health for Latinos – “Diabetes is an illness that affects every organ of the body,” says Aliza. “We have 79 million people with pre-diabetes and a lot of them are Latinos. Once you become diabetic, you’re diabetic for life. It’s much better to prevent the disease and we can do just that by learning as much as possible on developing healthier habits.” >> Read More

VOXXI: Hispanics and low income citizens at highest risk for air pollution – “Approximately 26 million people in the United States live with asthma, a condition where the airways swell due to exposure to an irritant, and according to the Office of Minority Health, Hispanics are 30 percent more likely to visit a hospital because of asthma when compared to  non-Hispanic whites.” >> Read More

Reuters: Heart risks still higher in blacks than whites – “Black men and women are more likely to die of a heart attack or heart failure than whites in the United States, according to a new study. Researchers said those disparities could be explained by black adults’ higher rates of smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure, and the finding that they tend to be heavier than whites.” >> Read More

Medical X Press: Two studies show power of epidemiology research: Underscore need to address health disparities – “”Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Hispanic/Latino people in the United States, so it was critical to conduct a study that looked at the burden of heart disease risk factors in specific populations,” said Larissa Aviles-Santa, M.D., M.P.H., project officer for HCHS/SOL in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, part of the NIH.” >> Read More

U.S. Health: Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study – “Hispanic Americans meet more heart-healthy goals than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 16,000 Hispanic-American adults of Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Central and South American origins to determine if they met the American Heart Association’s seven cardiovascular health goals for 2020.” >> Read More

NBC Latino: Opinion: Obamacare untouched, a sign of relief for Latinos – “Consider that when people are uninsured and get sick, they wind up in the ER – and often taxpayers end paying for the cost of their treatment.  Under the Affordable Care Act, Latinos and other Americans can get the coverage they need, saving others the burden of paying their way.” >> Read More

Fox News Latino: American Diabetes Month Raises Awareness on Oral Health for Latinos – “Diabetes is an illness that affects every organ of the body,” says Aliza. “We have 79 million people with pre-diabetes and a lot of them are Latinos. Once you become diabetic, you’re diabetic for life. It’s much better to prevent the disease and we can do just that by learning as much as possible on developing healthier habits.” >> Read More

VOXXI: Hispanics and low income citizens at highest risk for air pollution – “Approximately 26 million people in the United States live with asthma, a condition where the airways swell due to exposure to an irritant, and according to the Office of Minority Health, Hispanics are 30 percent more likely to visit a hospital because of asthma when compared to  non-Hispanic whites.” >> Read More

Reuters: Heart risks still higher in blacks than whites – “Black men and women are more likely to die of a heart attack or heart failure than whites in the United States, according to a new study. Researchers said those disparities could be explained by black adults’ higher rates of smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure, and the finding that they tend to be heavier than whites.” >> Read More

Medical X Press: Two studies show power of epidemiology research: Underscore need to address health disparities – “”Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Hispanic/Latino people in the United States, so it was critical to conduct a study that looked at the burden of heart disease risk factors in specific populations,” said Larissa Aviles-Santa, M.D., M.P.H., project officer for HCHS/SOL in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, part of the NIH.” >> Read More

U.S. Health: Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study – “Hispanic Americans meet more heart-healthy goals than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 16,000 Hispanic-American adults of Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Central and South American origins to determine if they met the American Heart Association’s seven cardiovascular health goals for 2020.” >> Read More

NBC Latino: Opinion: Obamacare untouched, a sign of relief for Latinos – “Consider that when people are uninsured and get sick, they wind up in the ER – and often taxpayers end paying for the cost of their treatment.  Under the Affordable Care Act, Latinos and other Americans can get the coverage they need, saving others the burden of paying their way.” >> Read More

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