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When Albert Hernandez made a bet with a co-worker to lose his extra weight, his wife, Adriana Hernandez, joined him, and they experience success supporting each other’s weight-loss goals, according to a new video about the Latino couple from Kaiser Permanente.
The couple began measuring their food and keeping track of what they ate. When they started to see results, they began an exercise regimen as well.
“The secret to my success is my wife,” Albert said, according to Kaiser Permanente.
After losing more than 50 pounds, Albert and his wife feel great.
“I think just about anybody with a little support and commitment could lose the weight,” Albert said.
The site, developed by the American Heart Association, is part of the “Power To End Stroke” education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans. It unites people to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within their communities.
To help Latinos from suffering from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases, the Million Hearts program has released some new Spanish-language resources to get this group information and tools needed to improve their heart health.
- Million Hearts website (en Español)
- Four Steps for Heart Health
- Community Health Workers Fact Sheet
- How to Control Your Hypertension by Learning to Control Your Sodium Intake: A Fotonovela
- How to Control Your Hypertension by Learning to Control Your Sodium Intake: Promotora Guide
Million Hearts is a national initiative that was launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2011 to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years.
The group asks you to share your heart health stories, like this Latino man below, on Facebook or Twitter (@MillionHeartsUS).
New data is available on the number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths, cancer incidence and mortality trends, cancer survival rates, and prevalence of cancer risk factors and screening utilization, according to a recent report by the American Cancer Society (ACS)
The report provides a detailed summary of information about cancer in the U.S. Hispanic population for community leaders, public health and health care workers, and others interested in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment for Hispanics/Latinos.
Check out this video of Angelina Esparza, ACS director of health equity, as she explains the findings of the publication.
Check out this great infographic on heart health risk factors, which indicates that 75% of Hispanics have at least one risk factor related to heart health and 65% of Hispanics have at least one oral health issue.
The infographic is from United HealthCare, Balsera Communications and Alex Izaguirre Design.
Sugary drinks are a top source of calories in the American diet.
This is troubling because the nation is struggling with an obesity epidemic.
Given that Latinos especially suffer from higher rates of obesity than several other population groups, “The Real Bears,” a recent animated short film that has generated more than 2 million views on YouTube, has now been converted into Spanish.
“The Real Bears,” which tells the story of a family suffering the adverse health effects of soda, including obesity, tooth decay, and diabetes and its associated complications, including amputation and erectile dysfunction, is produced by nonprofit group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). It features an original song by Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and directed by advertising legend Alex Bogusky.
Find the latest advances in Latino health—such as a new strategy for helping Latinas after an abnormal breast mammogram—in the IHPR Noticias E-newsletter from Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez’ Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
IHPR Noticias has these stories and more:
- Story and Audio: For Latinas, Patient Navigation Can Speed Breast Cancer Diagnosis (Pg 1)
- Profile: Guadalupe Campos is Teaching Latinos about Cancer Prevention (Pg 2)
- Study: Successfully Preventing Obesity in Latino Pre-Schoolers in San Antonio (Pg 3)
- Videos: 5-Part Video Series on Cultural Aspects of Latino Cancer (Pg 4)
- Story: Local Program Mentors Disadvantaged Nursing Students (Pg 6)
- Story: Latinos, a Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life! (Pg 7)
- Story and Video: Cancer and Insurance: A Latino’s Touching Story (Pg 9)
The E-newsletter, from the team behind SaludToday, is jam-packed with even more info on the latest local and national health disparities-related news, resources and events.
Please enjoy, and let us know if you have advances we can feature!
A new video highlights Latino students and their views on not smoking.
The videos, available in English and Spanish, were done by a Latino group, Manantial de Salud, a federally funded grassroots health network sponsored by the Latino Healthcare Forum in the Dove Springs neighborhood of Austin, Texas.