Asian-American Men Seeking Cosmetic Surgery, and other news

By The News Aug 21, 2009

photo courtesy of mydochub Rise In Asian-American Men Seeking Cosmetic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that in 2008, Asian-Americans underwent 866,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Among this group is a growing number of Asian-American men choosing to defy cultural stigmas and have cosmetic procedures in order to remain competitive within the job market and in pursuing romantic relationships. White House Releases Spanish Version of Health Care Website In order to reach Spanish-speaking Latinos about its health-care reform message, the White House is launching a Spanish-language version of its health-care website, "Reality Check". According to the White House, 34 percent of the Latino population in the U.S. lacks health care insurance. Chicago Breast Cancer Groups Target Black Women In Chicago, several breast-cancer groups are joining together in efforts to address the disparities affecting the access Black women have towards receiving breast cancer education, screening, and treatment services. In 2007, the breast cancer mortality rate for Black women in Chicago was 116 percent higher than for white women.