Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Latino Obesity

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Life Expectancy for Latinos Differs by 20 Years in Some US Counties

Fact: Where you greatly impacts how healthy you will be. Lifespans differs by as much as 20 years at birth between the longest- and shortest-rated counties United States, revealing massive health inequities in different parts...

Bilingual Video: Why Water Is Critical to Good Oral Health

Good oral health is essential for kids and their overall health. For Latino kids though, it’s not always so simple. Most kids have their first dental visit by age 7. For Latinos, their first visit is...
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How Two Towns Saved Swimming Pools from Demolition

Swimming may be the perfect physical activity to help Latino kids achieve good health. But city governments often make the "painful choice to shut their pools to save the budget," according to a New York...
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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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Why Are Most-Stressed-Out Cities Largely Latino?

Where you live could be impacting your stress levels (and overall health). SmartAsset, a financial company, recently examined the positive and negative factors of the largest 500 U.S. cities to determine the stress levels facing...
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How a Unique Café is Using Food to Fight Cancer

What you eat can affect your cancer risk. That's important for Latinos, for whom cancer is the No. 1 killer. Cervical, liver, and prostate cancer are some of the most common types that disproportionately affect Latinos. How...
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How a ‘Neighborhood Health Action Center’ Could Solve Latino Health Inequities

Imagine: You are a 20-year-old Latina new mother in East Harlem, N.Y. You already live in a poor neighborhood that has a higher infant mortality rate than the nearby, wealthy Upper East Side. Now, as you...
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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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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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