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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/1/17: Water vs. Sugary Drinks

Latino kids consume more sugary drinks than their peers at all ages, which contributes to their high obesity rates, research shows. And they drink less water, too. Water consumption can decrease sugary drink intake, prevent cavities,...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/25 – Get the Facts: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly 1 in 5 Latinos suffers a mental health problem. But Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups are less likely than whites to seek out treatment for mental health conditions. Why? How can we help? To celebrate Minority...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/18: You’re the Mom!

Busy schedules and the convenience of fast food make it hard for families to eat healthy. This is especially true for Latino and African American communities where fast food tends to be more abundant and...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/11: STEM & Wellness: A Powerful Combination

Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math have higher than average salaries. But Latinos, particularly Latinas, are less likely to get a degree in these STEM fields. This creates a dire income gap for a...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/27/17: How to Protect Yourself from Health Fraud

When it comes to health, what is real and what is fake? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Health fraud scams refer to products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure diseases, but are not proven safe...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/20: How Swimming Can Change Lives

Drowning is the No. 2 cause of death for toddlers. Many others suffer submersion injuries that may cause major brain injuries, especially among minority children. Why is this? Many Latino and other minority children can't swim...
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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...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/6: National Men’s Health Month

Newsflash: Men and women are different. Of course, men don't have to go through what many women go through in reproductive health, such as pregnancy, giving birth, and other issues. But men do fare worse in...
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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 5/30: Connecting Minority Youth to Opportunity

More Latino and Black youth are “disconnected”—not in school and not working—than their White peers, according to recent County Health Rankings data. How can we connect more minority youth to healthy, successful futures? Let’s use #SaludTues...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 5/23: How to Help People Move More, Sit Less

We shouldn’t have to shake up our daily routines to get the mental and physical benefits of physical activity. But for Latino families, physical activity often isn't a daily norm. In fact, Latino-majority schools provide less...

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