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Hispanic women sought for research

Updated: June 14, 2011 12:33AM

Hispanic women in Illinois fare worse than others on many health measures, and Northwestern University doctors are trying a new tactic to address the problem.

This week, they’re launching a Spanish-language version of a women’s health registry website to encourage Hispanic women to participate in local medical research.

Cardiovascular disease, obesity and new AIDS cases disproportionately affect Hispanic women in Illinois.

Candace Tingen, research programs director at Northwestern’s Institute of Women’s Health Research, says including Hispanic women in research is important to help explain the disparities.

For more information on the Spanish-language registry, go to


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