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WINNERS: The Surani Sisters and the Quest to Conquer Obesity

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 08:40 Corpus Christi, Texas, had been called the fattest city in the nation. Zoya, Sara, and Saherish Surani wanted to do something about it. So the three sisters, with the help of their parents and others, created the iConquer program to get older students to teach younger...

Some Latinos See Volunteer Health Workers as ‘Unwanted Salespeople’

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:47 For many years, health programs have used volunteer community health workers called promotoras to deliver culturally sensitive health and wellness information to Latinos. But some Latinos may misunderstand what a promotora is all about. In fact, Mexican-born rural...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/21: Heart and Soul Food for Latinos

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 07:58 Latinos have a good news/bad news “heart” relationship. Bad: Latinos face higher risks of heart disease than others. Good: Lifestyle changes—like eating the right foods—can reduce risk. Bad: Latinos face cultural, linguistic, and other barriers to making those changes...

#SaludTues Tweetchat on Valentine’s Day: I Love My Teeth!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:05 Untreated tooth decay is nearly twice as common among Latino school children as whites, and oral care habits at these young ages can impact oral care habits in adulthood. That’s why Latinos and all children need good dental health behaviors as early as possible. Join...

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