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New 'Well-Ahead Louisiana' program recognizes organizations that promote healthy lifestyles | NOLA.com

A new state program will designate Louisiana businesses, schools and other organizations as “WellSpots,” in recognition of their efforts to promote …

Eligible Uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: 8 in 10 Could Receive Health Insurance Marketplace Tax Credits, Medicaid or CHIP

<b>By:</b> Minh Wendt (a), Shondelle Wilson-Frederick (a), Samuel Wu (a), and Emily R. Gee (b)<br>(a) Office of Minority Health<br>(b) Office of the Assistant …

Rosa DeLauro: End tax breaks that subsidize unhealthy choices

The data is clear and alarming: Without substantial changes in policy, we will face a devastating public health crisis in just a few short years. …

Public Health

The Feelings In Facebook Status Updates Are Contagious And Spread Like A Virus

When it rains in New York, the whole country gets grumpy.<p>For about 1.23 billion people on this planet, Facebook is there, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, in joy as well as in sorrow. But venting to Facebook creates a significant emotional ripple effect: In the social network, …

Obamacare Enrollment Now Up to 4 Million

Obamacare remains controversial, but lots of people seem to be using it. According to data that the Department of Health and Human Services released …

Health Care

Millennials rising

The young are different from you and me — unless, of course, you happen to be one of them.<p>If you're older than 34, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're no longer the wave of the future. That distinction belongs to those born between 1980 and 2002, dubbed the "millennial generation" because they …

Suicide Crisis Continues Among Native Youth on Reservations

Domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse, unemployment, and what some experts describe as “pervasive despair” mark the lives of many young Native …

Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen debuts in Baltimore - News on Heart.org

Photo of Tia Berry<p>Tia Berry’s smiling, joke-cracking aunt Carolyn — the favorite in the family — died of a heart attack when she was just 53.<p>“She …

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Hispanics, Health Insurance and Health Care Access

Six-in-ten Hispanic adults living in the United States who are not citizens or legal permanent residents lack health insurance, according to a new …

5 demographic realities behind the creation of Univision/ABC News’ “Fusion” channel

The nation’s top Spanish-language TV network, Univision, will launch a new cable venture today with ABC News called Fusion, aimed at an audience of …

The Most And Least Obese States In The U.S.

A new report reveals the most and least obese states in the U.S. -- and they're not the same as previous years.<p>Montana is now the least obese state in the U.S., with 19.6 percent of residents qualifying as obese in 2013, according to a new report from Gallup-Healthways researchers. Previously, …

Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us

February 03, 2014|By Karen Kaplan<p>Nearly a third of added sugars in the American diet come from soda and other… (Anacleto Rapping / AFP-Getty…)<p>Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.<p>So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It …

This Vending Machine Sells Fresh Salads Instead Of Junk Food

Each morning, the machine is filled with freshly made salads and snacks packed in recyclable jars. The ingredients, carefully layered to stay crisp …

Healthy Eating

The Guerrilla Gardener Ron Finley is an "Eco-lutionary"

Image courtesy of Rickett & Sones/rickettandsones.com<p>Stalk Market: The food Ron Finley grows is free, but keep your hands off his sunflowers.<p>Ron …

HGTVGardens Has Moved

Thanks for your interest in putting the "G" in HGTV. Now you can find all of the great HGTVGardens content you love—from backyard chickens to popping …

Hacking

Study: Frequent experiences of racism is associated with higher risk of obesity among African American women

African-American News

3D-Printed Heart Implant Could Save Lives

If you thought 3D printing technology was all fun and games, think again. Working together, medical researchers and engineers around the world have …

5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

2013 was a big year for consumer health technology. According to mobile tech consultancy Research2Guidance, there are now close to 100,000 mobile …

Preventing Chronic Disease | Knowledge and Behavioral Effects in Cardiovascular Health: Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative, 2007–2010

ORIGINAL RESEARCH<p>Knowledge and Behavioral Effects in Cardiovascular Health: Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative, 2007–2010<p>Margarita …

Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

Americans who ate a diet rich in animal protein during middle age were significantly more likely to die from cancer and other causes, compared with people who reported going easy on foods such as red meat and cheese, fresh research suggests.<p>The study, published Tuesday in the journal <i>Cell …

Latinos Top Everyone In Social Media Activity, Pew Report Says | Fox News

There is no one more hashtag happy or "Like" giddy than the average Hispanic online.<p>Hispanics are the most active group on social media networking sites, according to a new Pew Report, reinforcing the importance of this young demographic to the future of mobile advertisers, web-sites, and …

Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities

Recommendation 1<p>Make investing in America’s youngest children a high priority. This will require a significant shift in spending priorities and major …

The 41 Percent: What Twitter’s Diversity Means for Brands

Marketing in 2014 is a truly global endeavor, with every brand seeking the most powerful way to engage the right target markets. And until now, …

John Pugh: Home Hub Syncs Personal Health Devices And Data

The Alere HomeLink creates a universal dashboard for the quantified self marketplace.<p>As more wearable health devices like fitness trackers, glucose …

HBCUs Leading Next Generation Of Minority Health Care Research

Howard University Interim President Wayne A. I. Frederick wants his students following you around the grocery store. He envisions HU nutrition science undergraduates providing shoppers with reports on dietary recommendations, and interfacing with their physicians to determine nutrition plans that …

Digital Health In 2014: The Imperative Of Connectivity

Build it and they will come.<p>I sense that this may be a guiding principle to digital health. Build a sexy device or a cool app and the democratization of healthcare will magically appear. And while it might sometimes be the case, that mindset may also be a defining problem–a problem in two parts. …

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>If you’re managing social media for your business, it …