#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/27/17: How to Protect Yourself from Health Fraud

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When it comes to health, what is real and what is fake?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

miracle cure health fraud pill bottlesHealth fraud scams refer to products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure diseases, but are not proven safe and effective for those uses.

These scams waste money and can lead to delays in getting proper diagnosis and treatment. They can also cause serious or even fatal injuries.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to tweet in English and Spanish about the latest strategies to help Latinos and all people avoid health scams and get access to truly beneficial health care!

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “How to Protect Yourself from Health Fraud”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: FDA Office of Minority Health (@FDAOMH), FDA En Español (@FDAenEspanol)
  • SPECIAL GUESTS: You!
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #FraudeDeSalud #HealthFraud

We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:

  • What is health fraud?
  • Where should you be on the lookout for health fraud (tiendas, markets)?
  • What are the latest health scams to watch for?
  • Where can you find reputable health products and information?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies to increase access to reputable health info!

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio.

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