Sunday, March 26, 2017

Latino Obesity

Have Asthma? Avoid These Foods!

Asthma is a serious lung disease that disproportionately affects Latinos – especially children. Numerous factors, including housing situations, economic status, and access to healthcare, weigh heavily on many Latinos with asthma. One report found that Latino...

Is Rice Healthy for You?

Most people know that what you eat affects your health. Too much sugar, salt, or fat in a person’s diet can raise their risk for certain diseases. And, for the most part, we all try...
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What are the Best/Worst States to Live in?

It is a known fact that one of the most important social determinants of health is where you live. More and more local and state governments are realizing how important environment is to overall...

Report: Latino Families Are Resilient, Tightly Knit, Stable

Already the largest and still-growing U.S. racial/ethnic minority, Latinos are a diverse people with distinct differences in origin, language use, and family characteristics. But what are the true Latino family dynamics? New research has confirmed what...

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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Study: Antibiotics Linked to Latino Childhood Obesity Risk

Childhood obesity is a serious problem facing our country, especially among Latinos who have far less healthy weights than their non-Latino peers. A new study has found an unlikely, controversial source for Latino childhood obesity:...

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...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/28: Let’s Talk Eating Disorders!

Did you know this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness week? An increasing amount of Latino and other minority populations deal with "disordered eating"—restrained, compulsive or binge eating and an associated loss of control—in different...

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