Saturday, November 18, 2017

The State of Latino Obesity in the U.S.

Obesity rates are showing signs of leveling off, but rates among Latino adults and children remain much higher than whites, according to a new...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/5: How to Drive Healthy Change in Our Communities

Do you want to be part of a growing movement to make healthy changes in Latino schools and communities? Connect with us at Salud America! We...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/29: The Link between Health & Housing

There is an undeniable link between where people live and their health. Many low-income and minority families, especially Latinos, live in highly segregated neighborhoods. Often,...

Violence: A Rising Cause of Latina Heart Disease

Heart disease does not discriminate, but Latina women are greatly affected by it. Latina women are more likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier...

Is Fast Food Keeping its Promise for Healthier Kids Menus?

Latino kids tend to live in neighborhoods with more access to fast food restaurants and less access to healthier food options, according to Salud...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/22: How to Turn Schools into Health Hubs

If you're a teacher or health worker, you already know that students who are healthy also perform better in the classroom. But not all schools...

Grant Will Expand Text-Message Program to Help Texans Quit Smoking

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of UT Health San Antonio today received a new $1.3 million grant to expand Quitxt, her bilingual service that sends...

Fight Rages on Over Menu Labeling in Restaurants

Thank you for speaking up on the importance of menu labeling! Salud America! supporters submitted 12% of the comments FDA received regarding their one-year delay...

Register: Inaugural Latino Cancer Conference Feb. 21-23, 2018!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Dr. Amelie Ramirez, leader of SaludToday at UT Health San Antonio, is spearheading the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference Feb....

Why Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen in New York

As temperatures blaze this summer, don't forget the water and the sunscreen! Latinos, who face a shockingly high risk of skin cancer, should wear head...