The multiyear study of 16,415 Hispanic men and women ages 18-74 is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and six other institutes and offices of the NIH. Participants were recruited by Field Centers associated with academic institutions in the Bronx, NY; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; and, San Diego, CA. The resulting 40 page bilingual report, About Our Health: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL), details trends for each of the communities that were part of the study, nine things you can do for your health, and the Su
Familia Helpline as a resource.
The bilingual publication Let's Talk About Anaphylaxis covers the basics about anaphylaxis, risk factors, treatment, steps families may take to protect their children, and recent federal guidelines to ensure children are protected at school. The Alliance with a sponsorship from Mylan Specialty L.P. conducted this important survey and developed the resource for consumers.
"With the new Spanish-language resource, we hope to close the knowledge gap among Hispanics that this survey has identified. Consumers can also call our toll- free Su Familia Helpline at 1-866-783-2645 to get answers to their questions about anaphylaxis and referrals to health resources in their communities," said Dr. Delgado.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? This bilingual booklet provides those living with cancer, and their friends and family, general information and resources on cancer survivorship. It addresses concerns you may have after being diagnosed; discusses what you should know about cancer, diagnosis, and treatment; and, offers tips on how to follow-up with a health care providers and stay healthy.
Did you know skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US? This bilingual booklet provides general information on skin cancer including the different types, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. It also includes information on the sun’s harmful rays, skin cancer detection and diagnosis, and tips on how to lead a healthy life by protecting your skin.
The State of Diabetes Among Hispanics report provides insight on how Hispanics are disproportionately affected by diabetes compared to other racial and ethnic groups, and the risks they face as a result. Hispanics are nearly two times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites and the disease has consistently affected Hispanics and African Americans at higher levels than non-Hispanic whites over the last two and a half decades. As recently as 2006, diabetes remained the fifth major cause of death for Hispanics and African Americans, compared to being the seventh major cause of death for non-Hispanic whites. This report also offers recommendations in such areas as research and data collection, risk factors, health care barriers, and diabetes outreach and education to have a meaningful impact on the growing number of Hispanics at risk for, or living with, diabetes in the U.S.
This comprehensive guide to pregnancy includes bilingual information in English and Spanish about the importance of regular prenatal care. The 60-page booklet covers such topics as; what to expect during prenatal visits, prenatal tests and exams, tips to help prevent and relieve common pregnancy discomforts, factors that could complicate a pregnancy, and what to consider after birth. Information is presented in a culturally proficient manner that sends a clear message to the reader.
Until recently, little was known about Latina health. The U.S. government did not even collect statistics on causes of death among Hispanics before 1989. Since then, research has yielded a wealth of new information. The most surprising is that even though Latinas have high rates of diabetes and are more likely to be overweight than non-Hispanic white women, Latinas have lower rates of heart disease, lower rates of stroke, and live longer than non-Hispanic white women, rich or poor. Nevertheless, the health messages Latinas receive are still the same as those of the general population–or worse–focus only on the disparities. These messages do not match the experiences of Latinas nor do they not take into account Latinas' strengths and assets.
No other book addresses this hot topic. Written by Jane L. Delgado, the nation's leading expert on Hispanic health, The Latina Guide to Health features cutting-edge medical information as well as "consejos" (conversational advice) throughout. Authoritative and accessible, this guide includes an "Health facts" section on everything from alcoholism and asthma to depression, diabetes, lupus, and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as sidebars, charts, and website resources.
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