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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...
Fitness in the Park San Antonio

How to Make Every Park a Destination for Fitness

Are people in your city physically inactive? Community leaders in largely Latino San Antonio knew people weren't active enough, and had high risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, stroke, depression, stress, and more. So the city's...

Longer Commutes Can Hurt Your Health and Waistline

If someone told you their commute to work took them an hour, how would you react? Would you nod your head in agreement? Envy their short trip? Feel sympathetic for how much time they spend...

U.S. #1 in Car-Related Deaths

In the United States, we love our cars. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the machines that help us move from point A to point B...

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