Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/11: Sleep for Salud

Sleep. Everyone needs it—and wants it. Not getting enough sleep can contribute to heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and other serious health issues that affect Latinos more, CDC reports. For Sleep Awareness Month in April, let's use #SaludTues...
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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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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/28/17: Let’s Celebrate National Nutrition Month

The nutritional quality of the food we eat will impact our health now and in the long run. For instance, too much salt in one’s diet can increase a person’s chances of having high blood...
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Tweetchat 3/21: How You Can Donate Blood to Save Lives!

The average person has 8 pints of blood in their body. Health practitioners use about 40,000 pints of blood...every. single. day. There is a dramatic need for blood donations to help save lives, but fewer than...
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Tweetchat 3/14: One Screening that Can Save Your Life

If colorectal cancer is detected early, survival rates are vastly improved. Sadly, colorectal cancer screening rates are low among Latinos. This makes it the second-most diagnosed cancer in Latino men and women and the No....
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/7: How to Get Diverse Partners to Buy into Physical Activity

What does "active living" really mean? It means infusing physical activity into your daily life. We shouldn't have to depart from our normal routines to get the mental and physical benefits of moving more and...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/28: Let’s Talk Eating Disorders!

Did you know this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness week? An increasing amount of Latino and other minority populations deal with "disordered eating"—restrained, compulsive or binge eating and an associated loss of control—in different...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/21: Heart and Soul Food for Latinos

Latinos have a good news/bad news "heart" relationship. Bad: Latinos face higher risks of heart disease than others. Good: Lifestyle changes—like eating the right foods—can reduce risk. Bad: Latinos face cultural, linguistic, and other barriers to making...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat on Valentine’s Day: I Love My Teeth!

Untreated tooth decay is nearly twice as common among Latino school children as whites, and oral care habits at these young ages can impact oral care habits in adulthood. That's why Latinos and all children...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/7: Our Heart Loves Physical Activity

Physical activity = positive heart health. Physical inactivity = negative heart health. These things are scientifically true, regardless of your weight status. So, to reduce heart disease among Latinos, we need to redefine the role of physical...

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