Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Healthy Lifestyles

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Study: Liver Cancer in Latinos Linked to Contaminated Food

Even as U.S. cancer rates decline, liver cancer rates remain on the rise, especially among Latinos. But why? A new UT Health San Antonio study found that Latinos with liver cancer had much higher levels of...
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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...

Water Champions Push H2O for Latino Kids, Families

Water isn't magic, but it can help you stay hydrated, control calories, and fuel muscles. But Latino kids don't drink enough water. In fact, Latino kids drink less plain water and more sugary drinks than white...
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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...

Teachers Who Went Above and Beyond for Students, Communities

What makes a great teacher? Great teachers not only work hard to ensure the academic success and leadership skills of their students, they also help students develop healthy habits for life. That's why we at SaludToday...
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11 Foods Your Mouth Will Thank You for Eating

SaludToday Guest Blogger Jefferson Dental Care In the mouth of the average Latino adult, you will find eight decayed, filled or missing teeth—but you may not find enough yogurt or leafy greens. Eating vitamin-packed foods, like those,...

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...

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