Black and Hispanic children often not getting help for mental health problems

Key findings from the study: Black and Latino children made, respectively, 37 percent and 49 percent fewer visits to psychiatrists, and 47 percent and 58 percent fewer visits to any mental health professional, than white children. Black children’s low use of services was not due to lesser need. Black and white children had similar rates […]

The health ingredient resveratrol

For the past decade or so, nutritional supplement companies have been selling in capsule form the active ingredient in wine that makes it so powerful and now, mainstream companies are jumping on the bandwagon. The ingredient is called resveratrol and it has been linked to numerous health benefits including heart disease and diabetes. For information […]

Hispanics still need health insurance

According to a recent study, 32% of Hispanics in Texas still do not have health insurance even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The new legislation has led to a drop in uninsured Hispanics from 46% to the current level. More information can be found here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160714/Nearly-one-third-of-Hispanic-Texans-remain-uninsured-new-report-reveals.aspx  

Among Latino Groups, Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans are in Poorer Health

A recent study shows that Puerto Ricans have the highest chance of chronic illness among all Latino groups in the US, followed by Mexican Americans. In fact, 3 out of 10 Puerto Ricans have chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease. Overall, Hispanic adults in the US have poorer health than non-Hispanic adults. The […]

Good and bad news in recent Hispanic health study

The first national study of Hispanic health risks showed that Hispanics fare somewhat better than their non-Hispanic white peers in terms of health, even while carrying heavier financial burdens that might limit their access to adequate health care. The two leading causes of death in Hispanics are cancer and heart disease but Hispanics are 50% […]