Friday, June 23, 2017

Latino Cancer

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/13: The Truth about E-Cigs

A rising number of middle and high school kids, especially Latinos, are smoking electronic cigarettes, according to a National Institutes of Health report. What are real dangers behind e-cigs and similar products? Can these hook kids...

SaludToday Wins International Marketing and Communications Awards

We at SaludToday care about improving Latino health. That’s why we're excited to announce we have won three Communicator Awards for our efforts to promote awareness of and solutions to Latino health issues! 2017 Communicator...
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The One Sure-Fire Way to Recruit Latinos for Beneficial Studies

Editor's Note: American Heart Association News originally published this article. For years, many U.S. Hispanics have been excluded from treatment studies because they don’t speak English. So a handful of Southern California researchers got creative when...
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June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved!

SaludToday Guest Blogger Ana Fadich, Vice President, Men's Health Network Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? June will honor the...
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Report: 1 in 5 U.S. Cancers Are ‘Rare,’ Especially Among Latinos

About 20% of cancer diagnoses in the United States are for rare cancers, according to a new American Cancer Society report, MedicalXpress reports. The number is worse for racial/ethnic groups. Latinos face higher rates of rare...

Dr. Lyft: Free Rides Help Patients Make It to Medical Appointments

Latinos often face hurdles like language, culture, and cost to get proper healthcare, which contributes to heavier disease burdens and health inequities. Transportation is another big hurdle to healthcare access. In fact, 3.6 million patients miss...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/16: Get the Facts – Latinos, Hepatitis, and Liver Cancer

May is #HepatitisAwarenessMonth. The number of U.S. Latinos with hepatitis C (2.6%) is higher than the number of overall people with hepatitis C (1.3%). Hepatitis C disease progression has also shown to be faster in...
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Latinos Still Least Likely to Have Health Insurance, If Trumpcare or Obamacare

Only about 1 in 10 people don't have health insurance in 2017. That means far more people are covered with health insurance now than in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, went...
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Latinos Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Heart Device

Latino and black patients were less likely to be offered an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, a potentially lifesaving device that shocks the heart when it detects a dangerously irregular heart rhythm, according to...
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Make Your Phone a Personal Quit-Smoking Coach in Spanish!

We know it’s not easy to quit smoking. You can do it with Quitxt! Quitxt is a UT Health San Antonio service that sends text messages with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South...

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