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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/9: Latino Kids and Healthy Minds

A child needs more than nutritious food and physical activity to be healthy. They need healthy minds, too. But 1 in 5 children today suffer a serious mental illness. Depressive symptoms among Latino youth are especially...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/2: Latinos and the Crisis of Air Quality

Did you know air pollution is the world’s biggest environmental health threat? Air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths a year, according to WHO data. It is linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, and...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/25: Healthy Kids Day, Summer and Life

So many good things happen when kids go outside and play. Kids who are physically active have better grades, school attendance, and behavior than kids who aren’t, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/18: National Minority Health Month!

Minorities often deal with lots of obstacles that prevent them from getting the best healthcare possible. Language, cultural stigmas, lack of access and information, and segregation are just some big issues facing minorities. Having “good”...
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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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