#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/11: Sleep for Salud


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Sleep. Everyone needs it—and wants it. Not getting enough sleep can contribute to heart attacks, diabetes, obesity and other serious health issues that affect Latinos more, CDC reports. For Sleep Awareness Month in April, let's use #SaludTues on April 11, 2017, to explore how much Latinos sleep (or don’t sleep), why sleep is key for good health, and how you and your family can improve sleeping habits. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Sleep for Salud” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 11, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Dr. Chris Winter (@SportSleepDoc), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (@AASMOrg) We’ll open the floor to questions on sleep like: Why is it good to have a daily ...

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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 4/4/17: Clinical Trials and Latinos


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Did you know fewer than 5% percent of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials? Researchers thus have less chance to develop new cancer treatments for this population, which suffers a heavy burden of certain cancers, obesity, and mental health issues. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to tweet in English and Spanish about the latest strategies to get more Latino into clinical trials for National Minority Health Month in April 2017 and National Public Health Week April 3-9, 2017: WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “Clinical Trials and Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 4, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: FDA Office of Minority Health (@FDAOMH), FDA En Español ...

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Tweetchat 3/14: One Screening that Can Save Your Life


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If colorectal cancer is detected early, survival rates are vastly improved. Sadly, colorectal cancer screening rates are low among Latinos. This makes it the second-most diagnosed cancer in Latino men and women and the No. 3 cancer killer of Latinos. Good news: You can help change these statistics! For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, let's use #SaludTues on March 14, 2017, to see how you can prevent colorectal cancer and learn about the National Cancer Institute's Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative to boost screening among racial/ethnic and rural communities. WHAT: #SaludTues: Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/24/17: Crush Cervical Cancer!


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Latinas are more prone to certain cancers? Cervical cancer is a big one. But did you know that most cases of cervical cancer among Latinas (and all women) can be prevented? How? Making sure that screenings are done starting at age 21 and women who are ages 21-29 get a Pap test every 3 years, don’t smoke, and encourage young women to get vaccinated now to help make this cancer part of the past. Let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 to tweet what all Latinas should know about cervical cancer, including the warning signs and the prevention steps. Follow #SaludTues to join the conversation: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Crush Cervical Cancer! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/17: The Power of Promotores


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Many Latinos struggle with cultural, language, and other barriers to healthcare, which is why they face disproportionate rates of diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other issues. The good news: Promotores are an emerging solution. Promotores, also called community health workers, patient navigators or health advocates, increasingly play an important role in promoting community-based health education and prevention in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for Latinos. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to tweet how to utilize, train, and incorporate more promotores for Latinos: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The Power of Promotores” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/10: Birth Defects—What Latina Moms Need to Know


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Birth defects can be a hard topic to talk about. But the reality is that many newborns struggle with long-term health issues. That's especially true for Latinos, as Latinas have up to a 40% higher risk of of having babies born with a birth defect called Neural Tube Defects (NTDs). The good news is that some birth defects are preventable. As January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, let's use #SaludTues on Jan. 10, 2017, to tweet ways Latinas and all moms-to-be can prevent birth defects, from proper prenatal care to supplementing folic acid before and during pregnancy: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Birth Defects Prevention Month: What Latinas Need to Know” DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues ...

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Tweetchat: How to Improve Mental Health Care for Latino Kids


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Conversations about mental health can often be difficult to have. Many Latino teens and their families avoid the topic altogether. Why should you talk openly open mental health? Latino kids are often affected by issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicide at higher rates than non-Latinos. About 1 in 7 Latina teens attempt suicide. This Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, use #SaludTues to take a stand for Latino kids and tweet solutions to tackle the top issues affecting their mental health. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Address Challenges in Mental Health Care for Latino Kids” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, December 20, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday COHOSTS: The American Psychological Association's (APA) Public Interest ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/1: Giving Latinos No Stomach for Cancer


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Stomach cancer, once the nation’s top cancer killer, is now only 14th in U.S. cancer deaths. So you can relax, right? Well, among Latinos, stomach cancer rates are 73% higher in men and 50% higher in women compared to non-Latinos, and the decline in deaths from stomach cancer isn’t dropping as fast Latinos as it is for non-Latinos, according to the American Cancer Society. For Stomach Cancer Awareness Month starting in November, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, to tweet about the causes of and solutions to prevent and reduce this type of cancer among Latinos. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Giving Latinos No Stomach for Cancer” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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Tweetchat 10/25: Fixing the Colossal Shortage of Latino Doctors


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The U.S. Latino population surged 243% since 1980. But at the same time, the number of Latino doctors dropped substantially. The need for more Latino physicians is vital for the nation's rising Latino population, to enable better access to healthcare with fewer cultural and linguistic barriers. So how can we get more Latino doctors? Use #SaludTues on Oct. 25, 2016, to tweet with us, Dr. Esteban Lopez of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the Latino Medical Student Association, about innovative strategies to increase Latino doctors. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “How to Address the Latino Doc Shortage” TIME/DATE: 12-1 p.m. CST, (1-2pm EST), Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/18: Latinos and Diabetes


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U.S. Latinos have high risk of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and diabetic eye disease. But why? What can we do to stop it from happening? Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet in English and Spanish information, resources, and tips that can empower Latinos to prevent, reduce, and manage diabetes: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Diabetes & Latinos TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues LANGUAGE: English and Spanish HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Vida Saludable by the American Heart Association (@AHA_Vida) and Ventanilla de Salud in Washington, D.C. (@VDSalud_DC) We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore: Why is knowing about diabetes important for Latinos? What are the ...

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