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By Cliff Despres SaludToday   Metro areas are more dangerous for pedestrians, especially Latinos and other minorities, than in previous years, according to a new study. The study, Dangerous By Design 2016 by Smart Growth America, found that pedestrians of color,…

By Eric Moreno SaludToday   Do you live in one of the countries healthiest cities? More and more cities are recognizing the importance building a culture of health for their citizens. Many have added built environment features, such as…

By Stephenie Livingston Futurity   Discrimination interacts with certain genetic variants to change blood pressure, report researchers. In addition, discrimination experienced by close friends and family had a more significant impact on study participants than did firsthand experiences, according…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Did you know Mexican-American kids drink less plain water than white kids? They also are more likely to perceive tap water as unsafe? In fact, negative perceptions of school water fountains were associated with sugary…

By Eric Moreno SaludToday Many people know vaccines can help keep infants and children healthy during the early childhood years. But vaccines are just as important for when children grow into adolescence, according to the U.S. Department of Health…

By Mariaelena Gonzalez The Conversation When considering Latinos, educators often struggle with how to close the achievement gap. That gap is often defined as a disparity in academic success between native English speakers and those for whom Spanish was their…

By Stephanie Desmon Futurity Asthma patients who live near major Pennsylvania fracking sites are as much as four times more likely to suffer attacks than those farther away, a new study shows. The findings add to growing evidence that…

By Cliff Despres Salud Today   More Americans are eating healthier, but a widening nutrition gap is separating Whites from Latinos and African Americans, according to a new study, the L.A. Times reports. The study, which examined 34,000 U.S. adults’ diets from…

SaludToday   Eating white rice may increase the risk for diabetes type 2– a condition that affects millions of Latinos, according to a recent study by Harvard University, Univision reports.   For the study, researchers reviewed “four earlier studies involving more…

SaludToday   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recently released an interactive map that helps in the understanding of disparities in chronic diseases geographically for Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool can…