It’s no secret young people live on their cell or smart phones, but for Latino youth –that rings even truer.
26-episode preschool short-form Latino-oriented animated series to debut on BabyFirst Americas February 2013.
A new study released by research affiliates with the American Diabetes Association found that the number of Latino children and youth under 20 years of age diagnosed with diabetes is growing at an alarming rate.
Latino parents should think twice before praising their child for being an adorable gordito, because as a new study released today shows, almost a quarter of American teens has prediabetes or diabetes.
Along with a coalition of several Hispanic organizations working to register Latino voters ahead of November -- Voto Latino held its first annual conference this weekend in Los Angeles.
In Chicago's La Villita/Little Village neighborhood a boxing club has been operating for five years for the physical and educational development of Latino youths seeking to escape street gangs and other problems on the streets.
In the first U.S. surgeon general’s report on youth tobacco use since 1994, the research shows young Latinos are trying smoking at higher rates than before.
The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) is using anti-Latino rhetoric of Republican politicians in order to attract young Latino voters as part of their new outreach effort dubbed “La Promesa Project.”
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the most recent data (2009) showed that 19.2 percent of Latino teens smoked, from the overall percentage rate of teens who smoked in high school.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects approximately 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children in the United States and the obesity statistics for young Latinos are particularly frightening.
In the last couple of years, more than 5,000 San Diego youths have passed through county correctional facilities. A majority were allegedly involved in gang activity and about half are Latino.
As with other children and adolescents, marketing may also have a powerful influence on the health behaviors of Latino youth.
Latinos are currently the most populous and fastest growing U.S. ethnic minority, and according to recent estimates, nearly 40% of Latino children and teens are overweight and more than 20% are obese.
Imagine only being allowed to show half of yourself, then imagine carrying a guarded secret that may cause you to be shunned. Now, you’re in the state of mind of a closeted youth.