Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Health Equity

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Community Heroes Create Bigger, Better Ways for Families to Play

Kids need places to play to be healthy. Physical activity is proven to help control weight, reduce risk of disease, strengthen muscles, and improve mental health. But Latino families are more likely than white families to...
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Latino Seniors Have a Rising ‘Hip’ Problem

By Jackie Edwards Contributing Writer Did you know more than 300,000 people over age 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures every year? Hip fractures have steadily declined over the years. But a California study showed that fractures...
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Report: “Hispanics Had Higher Risk of Death for Many Cancers”

Cancer rates continue to decrease among U.S. men, women, and children for all major racial/ethnic groups. That's the good news from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014 from...
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Commentary: A Bad Pepsi Ad, Exploitation of Latino Kids, and the Cost of Obesity

Have you seen Pepsi's soda ad that it yanked after big public outrage? It shows a staged protest with good-looking multicultural crowd and model Kendall Jenner. Jenner gives a Pepsi to a police officer. He...
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How Blood Donors Saved Jaxson Martinez’s Life

A few years ago, Jaxson Martinez and his family got the worst news imaginable. Jaxson, a five-year-old from Uvalde, Texas, was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. This is a rare cancer, only about 300...
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Study: Latinas Don’t Eat a Healthy Diet Before Pregnancy

Most Latina and black women do not eat a healthy diet before pregnancy, despite its many benefits, according to a new study. A healthy maternal diet can reduce risk of obesity, preterm birth, and preeclampsia. The...
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Report: More Latino Youth Are Disconnected, Not in School, Not Working

More Latino youths are not in school and not working than white youths, according to a new report. These youth—also called "disconnected"—face hurdles as they become adults where they live. This includes lower rates of...
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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 4/4/17: Clinical Trials and Latinos

Did you know fewer than 5% percent of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials? Researchers thus have less chance to develop new cancer treatments for this population, which suffers a heavy burden of certain cancers,...
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How Happy Are You?

Where you live has an incredible amount to do with how healthy and happy you are. Research shows Latinos and low-income families lack access to healthy food options, active spaces, and healthy school environments—which impact...
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In 3rd-Largest U.S. City, Living in Certain Neighborhoods Means Worse Health

Latinos in certain Chicago neighborhoods face worse physical and mental health and more food insecurity than nationwide, according to a new report, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. For the report, the Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0,...

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