Sunday, March 26, 2017

Health Equity

A New Program Looks to Help Answer Latino Mental Health Questions

For many Latinos, discussing mental health issues still retains a strong and often negative stigma. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) emphasizes that mental illness is no different for Latinos than for any other...
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Why ‘World Sleep Day’ Should Be a Wake Up Call for Latinos

Everyone needs proper sleep, especially Latinos. Lack of sleep contributes to heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and other serious health issues that disproportionately affect Latinos, CDC reports. For World Sleep Day on March 17, 2017, let's explore...
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South Texans: Get News that Matters to You!

South Texans, We at SaludToday are excited to invite you to be a part of an organization working to improve local health. The South Texas Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program, directed by the Center for...

Stories of Latino Community Health Workers: “It’s Just an Honest Care She Has for...

Latinos face many barriers to healthcare, and thus suffer high rates of diabetes, obesity, and cancer. That’s why community health workers are so vital. These workers, often called promotores de salud or educadoras in Latino communities,...
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Study: Air Pollution Linked to Diabetes in Latino Kids

Latino kids who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. USC researchers tracked 314 overweight/obese Latino kids ages 8-15...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/7: How to Get Diverse Partners to Buy into Physical Activity

What does "active living" really mean? It means infusing physical activity into your daily life. We shouldn't have to depart from our normal routines to get the mental and physical benefits of moving more and...
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Wanted: More Latino Heart Doctors

The number of Latino doctors has declined 22% over the past few decades, even as the Latino population has skyrocketed. But Latino heart doctors are even more rare. Only 3.2% of U.S.-trained and practicing cardiologists are...
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One Big Way You Can Help Latina Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer is the No. 1 killer of Latinas in the United States. This is a fact many organizations are working to change. One such group, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, has begun accepting applications for its...

Salud America! Gets $1.5M to Improve Latino Child Health

The Salud America! national Latino childhood obesity prevention program has received a one-year, $1.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to empower people to work for policy changes to help Latino...

Where Are Latinos at the Oscars?

Actor/composer/poet Lin-Manuel Miranda's original song for “Moana” is one a very few Oscar-nominated performances by a Latino at this year's Academy Awards. Why don't Latinos in Hollywood get more recognition? First, there are not a lot...

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