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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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#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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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/21: Heart and Soul Food for Latinos

Latinos have a good news/bad news "heart" relationship. Bad: Latinos face higher risks of heart disease than others. Good: Lifestyle changes—like eating the right foods—can reduce risk. Bad: Latinos face cultural, linguistic, and other barriers to making...
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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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#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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