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Yadira Gonzales

Yadira Gonzales, MS, is senior marketing specialist at Salud America! and its home base, the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.


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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/15: Healthy Vision Month



Good vision and eye health are vital to many aspects of health, yet Latinos have higher rates of vision loss, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than their white peers, according to recent eye research. May is Healthy Vision Month! This is a great time to learn the risks of eye diseases and how they can help everyone, especially Latinos, take preventative measures. To celebrate Healthy Vision Month in May, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to tweet about the latest on Latino eye health and what can be done to prevent vision loss and other eye conditions! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Healthy Vision Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 15, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica Co-Host: National Eye ...

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Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy


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Why should Latinos care about their eye health? Latinos have higher rates of developing vision loss, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, and other eye conditions than their white peers, according to recent eye research. For Healthy Vision Month in May, the National Eye Institute has several ways you can get involved: Learn how to keep your eyes healthy and safe Spread the word about eye health and safety Get to know Healthy Vision Month partners (including our team at Salud America!) Also, here are five important ways to keep your eyes healthy. Get an eye exam Did you know that more than 23 million American adults have never had an eye exam? If your eyes feel healthy, it’s easy to assume they are healthy. But getting an eye exam is the only way to be sure. ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/10: Health and Safety at Home for Latino Kids



It's the season for Spring cleaning and getting kids outdoors to play, but there are safety precautions to consider at the start of the sunny seasons. Did you know that on average, one child dies every 10 days when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Commission. How can families stay healthy and safe at home? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to tweet about the latest at-home safety and health, and preventative measures that can help Latino kids and their families.  WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Health and Safety at Home for Latino Kids" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 10, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: U.S. Consumer Product Safety ...

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Conference Pushes for Progress in Latino Cancer Research



Latino cancer is the top killer of U.S. Latinos. In response, the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference brought together more than 225 cancer experts from 23 states and Puerto Rico to tackle Latino cancer on Feb. 21-23, 2018, in San Antonio. The conference was co-hosted by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez’s Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio (the team behind Salud America!) and Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. "It was the first time Latino cancer researchers came together to share what we know about cancers in Latinos,” and the energy was palpable, Ramirez told Elaine Ayala of the San Antonio Express-News. The conference welcomed lab investigators, doctors, public health workers, community leaders, health ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat: Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month



Every year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to workplace eye injury, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Good vision is an important part of overall eye health, especially in the workplace. As part of Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month in March, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, to tweet about the latest on workplace eye injury, eye safety, and preventative measures that can help Latinos and all workers.  WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 6, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Prevent Blindness Texas (@PBTEXAS), National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute) We’ll open the ...

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Follow #LatinoCancer2018 for the Latest from ‘Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos’ Conference


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Latinos are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer in coming years. That's the reason for the first-ever conference, Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos, which will unite over 200 cancer researchers and leaders to tackle Latino cancer from all angles on Feb. 21-23, 2018 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio. The conference is co-hosted by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez’s Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio (the team behind Salud America!) and Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. The conference will feature some amazing events: Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities, “The Science of Latino Cancer,” 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 Edith Perez, VP of US Medical Affairs ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/30: National Glaucoma Awareness Month



Eight out of every 10 Latinos with glaucoma do not even know they have it, according to the National Eye Institute. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Good vision is an important part of overall eye health, but knowing the risks of eye diseases can help everyone, especially Latinos, take preventative measures. To bring awareness to this disease, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, to tweet about the latest on Latinos and glaucoma and how Latinos can improve or prevent glaucoma and other vision problems! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "National Glaucoma Awareness Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica Co-Host: American Academy of Ophthalmology ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/19: Health Equity for Latinos Living With Disabilities



Health equity is important for everyone. But for Latinos with disabilities, there may not be sufficient information and services that promote wellness that reach this population. About 8.8% of U.S. Hispanics are living with a disability, according to The Pew Research Center. How can we work together so that Latinos living with disabilities are getting health information and services to prevent health inequalities? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, to tweet tips to help Latinos living with disabilities get wellness information they need to be healthy. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Health Equity for Latinos Living With Disabilities” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Dec., 19 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/21: Fighting Holiday Stress the Healthy Way



The holiday season is in full swing, and stress levels are up. How can we work together to turn the holiday season into a less-stressed and healthy holiday for Latinos, who are at high risk of diabetes and other diseases? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to tweet info and tips to help us reduce stress and boost healthy eating and activity over the holidays. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Fighting Holiday Stress the Healthy Way” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Nov, 21 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: My Food Diary (@MyFoodDiary) and more! We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore: How can food keep the season festive and healthy? What are some fun activities ...

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