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The Takeaway: Sleep Apnea-Dementia Linked; Gambling Addiction; How’s Your Sex Life?

Posted on 08/10/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayIs mom getting a good night’s rest? A new study published in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association links dementia in older women to sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to stop breathing – for a short period – as they sleep. Researchers focused on women, average age 82, with various sleeping disorders, including apnea. They found those women “were much more likely than those with normal sleep habits to develop cognition problems within five years.”

Latinos At Higher Risk for the Flu

Posted on 12/15/2010 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthLast year, the flu was the 7th leading cause of death of Latino folks over 65. Nearly 17 million Hispanics contracted the flu in 2009. But only 3 in 10 got a flu shot. See a problem here? The good news is that people are catching on, and folks like Lili Estefan, costar of Univision’s El Gordo y la Flaca, are taking action, like teaming up with like the American Lung Association’s Los Rostros de la Gripe campaign. What are …

News To Know: New Campaign For LiveSTRONG

Posted on 06/17/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringLiveSTRONG has just launched a new campaign reaching out to Spanish-Speaking cancer survivors.

News To Know: Invisible Boomers

Posted on 09/12/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeStatistics seem to indicate the Latino boomer population could be headed for a financial disaster as its members move toward retirement. However the lack of research done on this group means no one knows for sure.