Due to a lack of awareness, the elderly Latino residents of Los Angeles are seriously under-enrolled in Medicare, according to a recent study. The study was conducted in a joint project involving the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health & Culture and the Edward R.

AARP has conducted a national survey to better understand the structure and dynamics of the contemporary "sandwiched" boomer family, and how members of the sandwich generation are coping with the pressures of caring for their parents and children.

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. To help children maintain healthy weight, parents may be keeping sight of what's on their kids' plate, but they often overlook what's filling their glasses.

Citing new data showing some 23 million workers worldwide now infected with HIV/AIDS, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Juan Somavia plans to formally launch a pioneering Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work* at the U.N General Assembly Special Sess

New research in Smoking: Risk, Perception and Policy, released today in Washington, DC, found that adolescents and young adults (ages 14-29) are more likely to recall cigarette ads than those over 30.

While in the nation's capital for its national board meeting and for a U.S. Capitol reception honoring Members of Congress, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) revealed that a new report by the U.S.

The findings of several recently published studies highlight a significant disparity between the inclinations of policymakers and the needs and desires of students, parents and teachers regarding sexuality education, according to "Sex Education: Politicians, Parents, Teachers and Teens." The revi

Daisy Fuentes, bilingual television personality and model, is teaming up with the Endometriosis Association (EA) to encourage women and girls to speak up if they have ongoing pelvic pain or "killer cramps."

Summertime is right around the corner, and while children across the country are counting the days until school is out, parents are busy finalizing their children's summer activities.

The Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus conducted a Special HIV/AIDS Hearing, which focused on the activities carried out by the US Department of Health and Human Services to implement the Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative, which ha

Four of five students 'boys and girls' report that they have experienced some type of sexual harassment in school, despite a greater awareness of school policies dealing with the issue, according to a new report, Hostile Hallways II: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in School by the Ameri

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold its 22nd annual convention in Washington, D.C., July 11-15, 2001, and is extending a special invitation to the Latino community throughout the Washington metropolitan area and the nation.

Discovery Health Channel Latin America and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have launched a public service campaign that will air on May 31, in celebration of World No Tobacco Day, to raise awareness in Latin America about the health impact of tobacco and in particular the risks associ

A new Federal study on pregnancy-related deaths among specific racial and ethnic groups in the United States found that Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women had a significantly higher risk of death related to pregnancy than non-Hispanic white women.

Determined to reduce the growing number of Hispanics who die in car crashes each year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on May 21 launched a nationwide campaign to promote the use of seat belts.