Healthcare

NIH Tries to Decipher Hispanic Health Paradox

Despite higher incidences of weight gain, hypertension and diabetes, U.S. Hispanics live longer than non-Hispanic whites. Research suggests extended family plays a large role in longevity.


Hispanics Live Longer Than Other Americans, for Now

Hispanics live longer than other Americans, but the results of a landmark study suggest that trend might be in jeopardy, especially among certain groups.


Hispanic Health Signups Grow in Covered California

Health plan sign-ups through Covered California rose steadily in the first six weeks of the year, though one 1 in 5 enrollees has not yet paid the first month's premium, the state-run insurance exchange said Wednesday.


'Cancer de Mama: Latinas' Research Project Launched in Nor Cal

A bilingual health educator will be hired for a pilot research project, "Cancer de Mama: Latinas' Experiences of Breast Cancer Treatment in Santa Cruz County."


Qualified Hispanics Decline Health Coverage

Almost eight in 10 eligible uninsured Hispanics nationwide qualify for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program or financial aid to buy a health plan, but aren't taking advantage of the opportunity.


Illinois Forced to Sell Action Figures to Afford Deal With The Onion

Get Covered Illinois has partnered with the satirical news source The Onion to spur more young and healthy people to sign up for health insurance plans.


Discovery Familia Launches Hispanic Health Campaign

Discovery Familia initiative provides current information and resources each month on health topics of particular concern to Hispanics.


Cancer Cases: WHO Warns of 'Human Disaster'

The World Health Organization is warning that new cases of cancer are expected to surge by 57 percent worldwide in the next two decades.


Fla. to Launch State Insurance Exchange

Florida has spurned Obamacare -- but, a bit under the radar, the state has been readying an insurance exchange of its own.


Poll: Hispanics See Diabetes as Top Health Concern

Nearly one in five Hispanics see diabetes as the greatest health problem facing their families.


Google 'Smart' Contact Lens Could Be Boon for Diabetics

Google's prototype 'smart' contact lens is one of several medical devices being designed by companies to make glucose monitoring for diabetic patients more convenient and less invasive.


Tenn. Biggest Insurer Extends Obamacare Deadline

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is giving more time for those signing up for health care coverage under Obamacare to pay their premiums.


4 Questions to Ask as Health Care Deadline Approaches

Here are answers to four key questions to help guide shoppers as they hunt for the right health care plan and avoid paying a penalty imposed by federal law.


Health Insurers Have No Record of Some Policyholders

Record-keeping snafus could complicate the start of insurance coverage this month as millions of people begin using policies they bought under President Obama's health care overhaul.


Paleo Diet Comes in Last Among Experts

There's the Atkins diet, the Jenny Craig way and the long-standing Weight Watchers try. These weight loss plans have been around for years, but it seems every new year brings a new diet with it.


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