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

Health Disparities Still Problematic

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that health care inequities are still a serious problem for many Americans, depending upon their race, gender, income, location and other social factors. The report is available for download … Continue reading

Want Nail Polish Remover? Better Have ID at CVS

Life imitates art again. This time, it’s Breaking Bad. CVS Caremark has a new policy aimed at slowing the production of crystal meth. They’re limiting sales of nail polish remover and requiring anyone who wants a bottle to show a … Continue reading

More Health Spending Doesn’t Equal Better Health

The United States spends more per capita on health care than other wealthy nations, but still lags behind in life expectancy and overall population health, according to a new study published in this week’s issue of JAMA. Noting a lack of universal health coverage,  study authors concluded: “High costs with mediocre population health outcomes at […]