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Discrimination Contributes to Asthma in African-American, Latino Kids

Today is World Asthma Day. On this day, it is important to spotlight Latino and African-American children, who suffer higher rates of asthma than their white peers. Why does asthma affect minority children more? Children’s exposure to...
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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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Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials & Gen Xers

A new study reported by USA Today has confirmed some really bad news. Over the past four decades, colon and rectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily, especially in young and middle-age adults. This could...
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Health Advocates Slam Industry’s Defense of Sugary Drinks

A controversy is growing over sugary drinks and their impact on health in largely Latino San Antonio, Texas. Sugary drinks recently surged into the national spotlight with emerging research on the link between too much...

Happy Holidays from Salud Today!

Happy holidays from the SaludToday team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health at San Antonio! We feel fortunate to be able to deliver to you the latest news and advances in Latino...

The U.S. Life Expectancy Has Dropped for First Time in Decades

One of the main ways that scientists measure the overall health and well-being of a nation is by tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they are expected to live....
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America’s Healthiest Cities for Latinos

Do you live in one of the countries healthiest cities? More and more cities are recognizing the importance building a culture of health for their citizens. Many have added built environment features, such as improved...

Health Advice from an Unusual Source – Your Backside

Whether you’re walking, running, sitting, or standing still, there is a constant “monitor” that has some interesting things to tell you about your health. Your posterior can tell you a lot about a wide range...
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SaludTues Tweetchat 11/29/16: National Family Caregivers Month: What Latinos Should Know

November is National Family Caregivers Month. All across this country, millions of individuals are called upon to take care of their loved ones during their time of need. This is often a great sacrifice for...
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The Sad Reasons Latino Kids Delay Dentist Visits Until Age 16

SaludToday Guest Blogger Jefferson Dental Clinics Most kids have their first dental visit by age 7. For Latinos, it's age 16. Why the big delay? About half of Latino families lack dental insurance. Latinos tend to not prioritize dental...

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