Monday, August 20, 2018

Latino Cancer

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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 texts with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South...
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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. 21-23, 2018, in San Antonio. Latinos are expected to face a...

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 covering, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against the sun. What if...
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Is Your Family Paying the Price for Someone Else’s Smoke?

Guest Blog by Smokefree Apartments Los Angeles Today, due to lack of affordable housing, more Latinos are renting instead of owning homes, and make up nearly 20% of the renter population nationwide. Exposure to secondhand smoke...
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Hollywood Is Showcasing Tobacco at Shocking Rate

As long as there have been movies, characters have smoked on the big screen, too. But as the public became more aware of the consequences of using tobacco, attitudes changed and usage of tobacco products...

The Truth about Your Morning Coffee

Many people don't officially start their day until they get a cup of coffee. That is especially true for Latinos. When it comes to coffee—hot, iced, black, or with cream and sugar—Latinos drink it more than...
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Study: French Fries Could Up Your Death Risk

Potatoes are a staple food for nearly every culture around the world. They can be boiled, baked, smashed, stewed, and—perhaps most popularly—fried. However, fried spuds may be hazardous to your health, according to a recent study...
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Salud America! and Univision Partner to Promote Healthy Changes for Families

We believe in grassroots changes that help families have healthy lives. That's why we at SaludToday and Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio are proud to partner with Univision for a campaign to promote...
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Community Members + Researchers = Increased Latino Well-Being

Uniting the Latino community together with university researchers will—in theory—increase the well-being of this at-risk population. That's the idea behind the new Latinx Community-University Research Coalition of Indiana. The coalition seeks to bring together Indiana University-Purdue...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/13: The Truth about E-Cigs

A rising number of middle and high school kids, especially Latinos, are smoking electronic cigarettes, according to a National Institutes of Health report. What are real dangers behind e-cigs and similar products? Can these hook kids...