Nearly 1 in 5 persons -- 53 million people -- said they had some level of disability in 1997, while 1 in 8 -- 33 million -- reported they had a severe disability, according to a report released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

The California Endowment, the state's largest health foundation, announced today that $50 million has been pledged over the next five years to develop programs that will significantly improve the health status of California's agricultural workers.

The Federal Trade Commission's annual report on cigarette sales and advertising for 1999 shows that cigarette sales fell from 1998 to1999, but advertising and promotional expenditures increased significantly.

Surveys of 400 African-American and 400 Latino drivers conducted on behalf of Nissan's Quest For Safety child safety seat program, found that parents and caregivers report high levels of car seat awareness and usage for younger children, but report much lower levels of booster seat awareness and

The death rate from motor vehicle crashes for Hispanic children between the ages of 5 and 12 is 72 percent higher than the rate for non-Hispanic children. A new campaign is being launched this week to curb the high traffic fatality rate among young Latinos.

The Department of Health, Division of Health Awareness and Tobacco Control continues its statewide campaign to educate Florida Hispanics about the harmful effects of second hand smoke on the health of their families.

Taking care of yourself may be the most important thing that you can do for your family.

That's the evaluation six leading women's and ethnic health organizations will give to state policy makers and business leaders in Sacramento when they release their report, "Nearly A Failing Grade: A Report Card on the Health Status of Women and Girls in California."

The March of Dimes today has launched a national Hispanic folic acid health education and birth defect prevention campaign to reach Hispanic women of childbearing age, a group that suffers a higher risk of having babies with birth defects of the brain and spine.

On the heals of a new Centers For Disease Control (CDC) study showing a striking 6% rise in diabetes rates among adults in 1999, CMRI is reminding all California Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with diabetes to see their healthcare providers for necessary annual and biennial diabetes tests.

While being rich is still the number one fantasy among kids ages eight to 17, the allure of endless buying power seems to be waning, according to the 2000 Roper Youth Report, an annual syndicated research study focused on American kids, tweens and teens.

Gracias Doctor Solutions announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the technology company with a contract to develop and maintain the Spanish website of the Institutes.

First there was road rage, then there was air rage, and now the World Wide Web has been added to the pantheon of frustration with Web rage. announced the launch of a new interactive channel dedicated to sexuality issues from a Hispanic perspective.