Study: Postpartum Depression May Appear Months After Giving Birth



Screening women for symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) right after giving birth may not be an effective method in detecting those at high risk of developing PPD, Fox Health reports. Latinas who suffer from PPD often do it in silence and ignore the feelings of depression as a “temporary case of  nervios (nerves),” according to Baby Center In a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, researchers found that for many women the first signs of depression appeared months later after giving birth. Researchers studied 1,432 women in 16 U.S. states for a period of up to a year after giving birth and found that most women were at higher risk of developing PPD after six months. The center of disease control and prevention reports that PPD affects up to 15 percent of ...

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Alzheimer’s: A Stigmatized Disease in Many Latino Communities



Alzheimer’s kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, Latin Post reports. Latinos are significantly affected by Alzheimer’s and are “1.5 times more likely than non-Latino whites to develop the disease. “ High blood pressure, stroke and heart disease are a few of the risk factors for Alzheimer’; health factors that affect a significant portion of elderly Hispanics. “It's time to raise the profile of Alzheimer's in the Latino community. Right now, Alzheimer's disease isn't thought of an urgent health issue within the community. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity... these are all really seen as urgent issues within the Latino community, but Alzheimer's, for the longest time, has fallen by the wayside," Jason Resendez, Director of ...

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La FDA aprueba dispositivo para ayudar a pacientes con enfermedad de Parkinson



La administración de alimentos y medicinas (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) recientemente aprobó un dispositivo que  estimula el cerebro para personas que sufren de Parkinson, el cual afecta desproporcionalmente a los latinos. El dispositivo Brio Neurostimulation system, “es un  dispositivo implantadle que ayuda a reducir los síntomas del mal de Parkinson, el cual causa temblor en diferentes partes del cuerpo,” dijo la FDA en un comunicado de prensa. El Brio System fue aprobado por la FDA después de dos pruebas clínicas, una con 127 pacientes quienes usaron el dispositivo por seis meses, y la otra con 136 pacientes quienes los usaron por tres meses. “Ambos grupos demostraron cambios significativos al momento que el aparato fue encendido de cuando fue apagado,” dijo ...

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Vacuna de casi un siglo de uso podría potencialmente reversar la diabetes tipo 1



La  administración de alimentos y medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA, por  sus siglas en inglés)  recientemente aprobó un ensayo de nivel medio para una vacuna que potencialmente puede reversar la diabetes tipo uno, reporta Reuters. La FDA le dio la luz verde al ensayo de la vacuna bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) en 150 adultos con casos avanzados de diabetes, el cual significativamente afecta a latinos en los Estados Unidos. “En la fase 1 del ensayo, hemos demostrado estáticamente una respuesta significativa de la vacuna BCG, pero nuestro objetivo es crear una respuesta terapéutica a largo plazo. ,”dijo la Dra. Denise Faustman, directora del laboratorio de inmunología  del hospital general de Massachussets en Boston.  “Estaremos trabajando nuevamente con pacientes ...

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Salud America! and ‘Chef Johnny’ Team Up to Share Kid-Friendly Summer Healthy Recipes



Did you know kids gain more weight during their summer vacation than they do the entire school year? That’s why Salud America! and San Antonio celebrity Chef Johnny Hernandez are partnering to launch #SaludSummer, a social media recipe-sharing campaign to promote healthy—and fun—eating for families during the summer. Starting on July 1, the campaign will use #SaludSummer to share one new kid-friendly recipe a week on social media by Chef Johnny, who puts his passion for Latino flavors, including fresh fruit cups, licuados (smoothies), and tortas into practice at his restaurants in San Antonioand Las Vegas. People also can share photos of their own healthy foods on social media using #SaludSummer and be entered into a random drawing for a grand prize—a Jawbone fitness ...

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Q&A: Reny Diaz, VP of Insights & Strategy at NBCUniversal



SaludToday Guest Blogger OpenIdeo We know the scary statistics: 1 out of every 5 Hispanic Americans adults suffers from Diabetes, over 75% are affected by obesity, strokes are the fourth leading cause of death, and it goes on. And we know it’s time to take action and approach tackling these preventable diseases in a new way. NBCUniversal, NBCUniverso, and Telemundo have partnered with an organization called OpenIDEO to do just that. Instead of driving action through fear, they’ve turned the urgency into something approachable, collaborative, and fun. OpenIDEO is an innovation platform, based on IDEO's design methodology, which enables people everywhere to help address pressing global issues. Together with NBCU, NBCUniverso, and Telemundo they’ve created the ...

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Tell Six Flags: Post Nutritional Info Online



Six Flags theme parks offer family fun in the sun—but no tips on how to eat healthy while having fun. Six Flags’ “healthy food” webpages have no nutritional facts! They list churros, nachos, pizza, and fried chicken as nutritious, and only have vague references to healthy options, like salad. The parks’ 26 million annual visitors deserve better. Tell Six Flags to list and describe its specific healthy menu options and add nutritional information to its website so families can make plans to eat healthy while at the theme parks! For example, 9 of the 10 foods claimed as “nutritious” at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in Latino-majority San Antonio are not actually that nutritious if prepared traditionally, according to a dietician—they’re high in cholesterol, sodium and ...

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Inaugural Community Event Explores Women’s Cancer Survivorship



More than 200 cancer survivors and healthcare providers explored diet, spirituality, and more at the inaugural Women’s Survivorship Summit on June 13, 2015, in San Antonio. The summit, which featured guest speakers and cancer resources, was organized by the San Antonio Cancer Education Collaborative, a coalition that includes the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. “The event was a huge success. We made great strides to increase awareness of the various issues faced by cancer survivors, and solutions to those issues” said Sandra San Miguel, summit co-chair and a researcher of Redes En Acción, a Latino cancer research network supported by the National Cancer Institute and led by the IHPR. The summit featured ...

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Lace Up your Sneakers, Today is National Running Day


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The first Wednesday in June is National Running day and according to runningday.org, today is the perfect day "for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and it is also a good day for beginners to begin a life-changing commitment to running." If you haven’t laced your sneakers yet, today might be the perfect day to go out for a stroll or a run. According to experts the benefits of running include: An increase of Good cholesterol A boost of feel-good chemical serotonin levels in the brain Decrease your risk of developing blood-clots To find out more about National Running Day and events happening in your community visit ...

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