Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Healthy Lifestyles

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#SaludTues Tweetchat on Valentine’s Day: I Love My Teeth!

Untreated tooth decay is nearly twice as common among Latino school children as whites, and oral care habits at these young ages can impact oral care habits in adulthood. That's why Latinos and all children...
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Language Can Endanger Care for Latinos with Diabetes

Are you a Latino with diabetes and limited English skills? You may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than others, perhaps even if you see a Spanish-speaking doctor, a new study suggests, Reuters...
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Bacon, Hot Dogs, Nutella: Are Your Fave Foods a Cancer Risk?

In the past few years, some foods beloved by Latinos and many other Americans have come under fire by scientific studies for their link to increased cancer risk. Even Nutella. Palm oil, a key ingredient in...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/3: “RESOLUTION: Physical Activity for HEALTH”

Regardless of weight, physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes and physical inactivity with negative health outcomes. To reduce health disparities among Latinos, we need to redefine the role of physical activity for lifelong...

The U.S. Life Expectancy Has Dropped for First Time in Decades

One of the main ways that scientists measure the overall health and well-being of a nation is by tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they are expected to live....
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America’s Healthiest Cities for Latinos

Do you live in one of the countries healthiest cities? More and more cities are recognizing the importance building a culture of health for their citizens. Many have added built environment features, such as improved...
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4 Surprising Facts About Yawns

Is yawning "contagious"? Do we yawn because we're tired, sleepy, or missing our morning coffee? Science has several explanations for why we yawn, including several surprises that reveal a lot about the health of your body. For...
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How High-Blood Sugar Can Affect Your Body

Many people are aware of the effects that diabetes can take on your body. However, what can just having high-blood sugar do to you? Latino adults are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic white adults...
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Eating Avocados Could Add Years to Your Life

The small city of Loma Linda, Calif. (23% Latino) is one of the world's five best areas for a long lifespan. Why? Avocados. Loma Linda is a "Blue Zone," a geographic region where the population lives...
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Food Fight: Cookbook Aims to Prevent Cancer with Unique Recipes

The food you eat influences your cancer risk. The new Rx Cookbook: Cancer-Fighting Recipes, Restaurants & Markets aims to help people reduce their cancer risk with recipes based on an anti-inflammatory diet, developed by a...

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