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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/7: Our Heart Loves Physical Activity

Physical activity = positive heart health. Physical inactivity = negative heart health. These things are scientifically true, regardless of your weight status. So, to reduce heart disease among Latinos, we need to redefine the role of physical...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/31: How to Impact Wellness at Your Kids’ School

How can you help your child succeed in 2017? Work to ensure that schools have healthy school policies in place! Parents and parent groups can make a difference by working with school administrators to create chages—from...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/24/17: Crush Cervical Cancer!

Latinas are more prone to certain cancers? Cervical cancer is a big one. But did you know that most cases of cervical cancer among Latinas (and all women) can be prevented? How? Making sure that screenings...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/17: The Power of Promotores

Many Latinos struggle with cultural, language, and other barriers to healthcare, which is why they face disproportionate rates of diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other issues. The good news: Promotores are an emerging solution. Promotores, also...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/10: Birth Defects—What Latina Moms Need to Know

Birth defects can be a hard topic to talk about. But the reality is that many newborns struggle with long-term health issues. That's especially true for Latinos, as Latinas have up to a 40% higher risk...
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Tweetchat: How to Improve Mental Health Care for Latino Kids

Conversations about mental health can often be difficult to have. Many Latino teens and their families avoid the topic altogether. Why should you talk openly open mental health? Latino kids are often affected by issues such...
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Tweetchat 12/13: A Healthy Holiday How-To

You don't need us to tell you how stressful the holidays can be. So how can we work together to turn the holiday season into a heart-healthy, less-stressed holiday for Latinos, who are at high...
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Tweetchat: How to Solve the Crisis of Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids

Three of every four Latino kids have had a sugary drink by their second birthday, compared to less than half of white kids. Regular consumption can have alarming health consequences. In fact, being Latino and drinking...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 11/15/16: Is Your Baby’s Food Healthy?

Is the food your baby eats truly healthy? Marketing for baby and toddler food and formula often contradicts expert guidance and “encourages parents to feed their young children products that may not promote healthy eating...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/1: Giving Latinos No Stomach for Cancer

Stomach cancer, once the nation’s top cancer killer, is now only 14th in U.S. cancer deaths. So you can relax, right? Well, among Latinos, stomach cancer rates are 73% higher in men and 50% higher in...

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