Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. are often confronted with negative stereotypes and messages that suggest those groups are inferior. These attitudes can prevent people from doing what is needed to care for their health. “When you are exposed…Read more Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. are often confronted with negative stereotypes and messages that suggest those groups are inferior. These attitudes can prevent people from doing what is needed to care for their health. “When you are exposed…Read more Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics

It’s Heart Health Month

I’m not a big fan of designating specific months to promote awareness of specific diseases — after all, disease management and prevention is important year ’round — but it does serve the purpose of making some noise about key  health issues. February is Heart Month; the American Heart Association, CDC, and other groups have ramped…

Sedentary Older Women Face Greater Risk of Premature Death

We all know that exercise is crucial to better health. For older women however, that can often be challenging, particularly during the winter. But getting up and moving around for even 10 minutes at a time, several times a day, has a positive effect on all-cause mortality, according to a new study in the American…