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For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question. The Good Brigade/DigitalVision via Getty Images

No, Latinos don’t actually have less heart disease – a new large study refutes the longstanding ‘Latino paradox’

It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir via Getty Images

Diabetes targets would cost more but the impact would be worth it: here’s how

Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
A woman uses her feet to pull herself along in a wheelchair among cherry blossoms at a homeless camp at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver in April 2020 that was recently evaculated due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has exposed and fed upon other societal issues in true ‘syndemic’ fashion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The coronavirus doesn’t exist in isolation — it feeds on other diseases, crises

When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Plexiglass installed as a barrier to protect a cashier is seen at a grocery store in Airdrie, Alta., on April 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Coronavirus: The risks to essential workers with hidden health conditions

COVID-19 poses a particular threat to workers with underlying health conditions. Going to work could expose them to a virus that targets them disproportionately.
Women who have had pre-eclampsia have twice the risk of heart disease throughout their lifetime than their peers. From shutterstock.com

Had pre-eclampsia in pregnancy? These 5 things will lower your risk of heart disease

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.

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