El ejercicio aumenta la sobrevivencia después de un ataque cardiaco

El ejercicio puede aumentar las posibilidades de supervivencia después de un ataque al corazón, un nuevo estudio realizado por un equipo de investigadores de John Henry Ford Health System, informa Latino Health.

“Nuestros datos sugieren que los médicos que trabajan con pacientes con factores de riesgo cardiovascular deberían decir,” señor Jones,  necesita  empezar un programa de ejercicios ahora para mejorar su condición física y posibilidad de supervivencia, si usted experimenta un ataque al corazón ‘ “, dice el doctor Clinton Brawner, fisiólogo de ejercicio clínico del Sistema de Salud Henry Ford. “Estos hallazgos sugieren que el aumento de la capacidad aeróbica antes de un ataque al corazón se asocia con una mejor supervivencia a corto plazo después del primer ataque al corazón.”

Los resultados del estudio, que se centró en 2,061 pacientes que sufrieron un ataque al corazón después de la prueba de esfuerzo, mostraron que los pacientes con altos niveles de aptitud eran un 40 por ciento menos propensos a morir “dentro de un año después de su primer ataque al corazón en comparación con los pacientes con menor aptitud “.

“Mientras que hasta el 50 por ciento de la aptitud puede estar basada en la genética, la actividad física es el único comportamiento que tenemos que puede mejorar la condición física”, dijo Brawner.

La falta de ejercicio representa un riesgo de muerte después de un ataque al corazón que es similar al riesgo de la diabetes, la hipertensión arterial y el tabaquismo, según los investigadores.

Latino Electorate is Younger and More Vibrant

A lot of political experts predict Latino voters will decide who will be the next president of the United States. In November 2016 Latino millennials (44%)  will account for nearly half of all Latino eligible voters projected for 2016, according to Pew Research Center.PH_Election-2016_Overview-Chart-01-1

Data shows the median age of the 35 million U.S. born Latinos is only 19. “Latino youth will be the main driver of growth among Latino eligible voters over the next two decades. Between 2012 and 2016, about 3.2 million young U.S.-citizen Latinos will have advanced to adulthood and become eligible to vote,” Pew Research said in a written statement.

According to Pew the number of eligible Latino voters has climbed from 5 percent in 1986 to 11.4 percent in 2016.

Patricia Medina-Ramirez: An Èxito! Grad With a Passion for Cancer Research

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2015 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2016.

Patricia Medina-Ramirez

Tampa, Florida

Just as her Guida instrument represents her roots in the Dominican Republic, Patricia Medina-Ramirez is dedicated to learning about the cultureMedinaRamirez, Patricia_003 and the community she works in. Cultural competency is key for her as she begins to focus on Latino health issues, such as her work exploring the experience of Latino cancer survivors. Despite moving from the Dominican Republic at age 15, Patricia was the first member in her family to pursue a graduate education, and potentially a doctoral degree.

She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, with a minor in Public Health, from the University of South Florida, and her masters in Epidemiology and Global Health, also at the University of South Florida.

Patricia applied to the Éxito! Summer Institute because she felt the program would allow her to become a more competitive applicant for doctoral programs.

“Éxito! has helped me realized how much I already knew about research financial opportunities, the process of applying and going through a doctoral program. Gracias for putting such an amazing program together,” said Patricia.

ADHD in Girls May Lead to Childhood Obesity

New research shows attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls can lead to childhood obesity or early adulthood obesity, CBS News reports.

Credit: Center for ADHD Awareness

Credit: Center for ADHD Awareness

ADHD is on the rise among Latino kids and according to SaludAmerica! over 39 percent of Latino children are overweight or obese in the U.S.

So, what’s the link between ADHD and obesity?

In a 1,000 person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found girls diagnosed with ADHD “may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or early adulthood as girls without the disorder.”

Researchers point out that the abnormalities in the brain that cause ADHD can also cause eating disorders. “Girls with ADHD may not be able to control their eating and may end up overeating,” said Dr. Seema Kumar, lead researcher. “Because kids with ADHD don’t have impulse control, it may also play a role in this.”

“Parents and physicians and other caregivers need to be proactive in monitoring eating habits and exercise, and be aware of changes in body composition,”Dr. Brandon Korman told CBS News.

New Study Uncovers Latino Cancer Prevalence

 New research suggests, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Latinos in the U.S. A new study attempted to uncover the data regarding the prevalence of cancer and the risk factors that affect Latinos.iStock_000019788670_Double-576x384

Over 16,000 Latinos participated in the study and it was found that 4% of the population had instances of some type of cancer.

The rates of cancer varied by Hispanic ancestry group. Overall, the lack of significant findings regarding risk factors, such as smoking, contributed to the findings of the survey. With the prevalence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a growing number of Latinos now have access to healthcare.

As more and more Latinos take part in this healthcare, this will give future evaluations of cancer prevalence more data to sort from. This will be used to better understand the health disparities that face the Latino community.

#SaludTues TEETHchat 2/9/16: Why Dental Health is Critical for Latino Kids

Latino kids have the highest rates of dental cavities at certain age groups.iStock_000016910440_Small

This is bad news because poor dental health can not only lead to gum disease and early tooth loss, but it also can affect overall health, causing pain, influencing learning abilities, and producing low self-esteem.

For February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, join the #SaludTues Tweetchat on Feb. 9, 2016, to tweet about tips, innovative strategies, and programs to improve dental health among Latinos and all kids to break down barriers and boost overall health:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Why Dental Health is Critical for Latino Kids?”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: Jefferson Dental Clinics (@JeffersonCares); Kids.gov (@Kidsgov); and YOU!

We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:

  • Why dental health is such an important topic for Latino kids?
  • What are good dental health tips for parents?
  • What can schools do for dental health?
  • What innovative strategies are boosting dental health?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, share your stories and share resources that can improve dental health for Latino kids.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

3 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Cancer is the No.1 killer of Latinos in the U.S accounting for 22% of deaths.Beautiful Young woman cutting vegetables

Prostate cancer (22%) and breast cancer (29%) are among the most common types of cancer afflicting Latinos.

While in some instances cancers are genetically inherited in the majority of cases, they’re preventable with a good diet and plenty of exercise.

Here are top cancer fighting superfoods according to Health:

1. Berries
Berries are packed with phytonutrients, especially black berries which contain a high concentration of phytochemicals called anthocyanins “which slow down growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from forming (and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor).”

2. Walnuts
Phytosrerois—cholesterol like molecules “have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing the cells’ growth.”

3. Beans
Researchers and numerous studies have found that black and navy beans can significantly reduce the risk for colon cancer. A diet rich in legumes increases the levels of butyrate, a fatty acid which prevents cancer growth.

Download Nuestra Cocina Saludable, a free bilingual cookbook with savory Latino recipes created by Dr. Amelie Ramirez and her team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) to guide Latinos on how to eat to protect themselves and their families from cancer.

Rose A. Treviño-Whitaker: An Èxito! Grad With a Passion for Cancer Research and Health Promotion

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2015 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2016.

Rose A. Treviño-Whitaker
Houston, Texas

Unpaved roads. Lack of proper sewage. Inadequate water. Rose A. Treviño-Whitaker grew up among these third-world conditions that plague some colonias—mostly Latino unincorporated settlements in South Texas. That’s why she dedicated her career to preventing disease and Rose Trevino-Whitakerpromoting public health as a researcher at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Born in the Valley of South Texas Rose is a high achiever and already up to her eyeballs in cancer research and health promotion. Rose has also helped create culturally relevant educational booklets and modules, as well as manuals.

“Education is the biggest factor in determining an individual’s health,” she said. “I enjoy having that one on one contact with the community and being able to educate those that want to learn and improve their lives. I enjoy being able to provide and make available education and culturally relevant materials and tools, eliminating some of the barriers for Spanish speaking populations,” said Rose.

Rose is a first generation college grad and  received her bachelors in community health from Texas A&M University and her masters in Public Health with a concentration in health disparities from The University of Texas School of Public Health.

Éxito! has ignited and solidified my decision of applying for a doctoral program in the near future,” said Rose.

Teen Latino Birthrates on the Decline

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tracked the teen birth rates for females aged 15-19 from 1991 to 2014. The birth rates of teens overall declined 61% overall, dropping from 61.8% in 1991 to 24.2% in 2014. This was the lowest it has ever been recorded in the United States.m6450qsf

Even though the declines have been promising, there is still great disparities among teen birth rates or races and ethnicities, especially among Latino teens. The birth rate for Latino teens did decline, however the rates remain the highest among any ethnic group. Latino teen birth rates were 38% in 2014, compared to Asian or Pacific Islanders, the lowest group, at 7.7%.

The birth rates for teenagers aged 15-17 were 10.9 births per 1,000; in teens 18-19 the rates were 43.8 births per 1,000 in 2014. Birth rates rose in 25 states, declined in 2, and remained unchanged in 23. For Latinos, the birth rates were the highest among teens of Mexican or Mexican-American heritage.

Únete a la campaña #AmoMiCorazón

Únete a la campaña #AmoMiCorazón de la Oficina de Salud de las Minorías de la FDA (@FDAOMH), Salud Today (@SaludToday) y la Association of Black Cardiologists (@ABCardio1) y ¡muestra lo mucho que amas tu corazón!#amomicorazon

En honor del Mes de la Salud del Corazón durante el mes de febrero, toma una foto con una pizarra o hoja y dinos cómo cuidas tu corazón  para que esté sano o comparte tus fotos preparando comidas saludables, haciendo alguna actividad física, tomando tus medicamentos o haciendo otra actividad que mantiene tu  corazón sano. Comparte tus fotos en Facebook, Twitter o Instagram con el hashtag #AmoMiCorazón.

Todos los lunes, vamos a elegir los tres mejores fotos y las publicaremos en la página de Facebook de la FDA.

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