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

Higher Premiums for Unhealthy Lifestyles – Fair?

Should people with bad health habits pay more for insurance? A new report by ehealth.com, the nation’s largest private online health insurance exchange, says that many already do. Their just-released Smoking Status and Body Mass Index Relative to Individual Health Insurance Premiums found that obese people are charged average of 22 percent more in health premiums, and… Read More Higher Premiums for Unhealthy Lifestyles – Fair?