#SaludTues 6/18: Let’s Celebrate Men’s Health Month!


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Heart disease and cancer are among the leading causes of death for Latino men. Each year over 40% of men in the U.S., are lost to such chronic diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Why do men face higher health risks?   Compared to women, men are often less likely to get preventative screenings or checkups.  Additionally, certain health behaviors related to diet, physical inactivity, and smoking may lead to increased risks of disease.   Certain occupations and exposures may also put men at risk for certain cancers and poor health.   Join us this month for #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on June 18, 2019, to celebrate and help promote Men’s Health Month!  WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Let's Celebrate Men's Health ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/30: Keeping #OurHearts Healthy in the Latino Community



Did you know that April is National Minority Health Month? National Minority Health Month raises awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. Health disparities like poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can put Latinos at a higher risk for heart disease, which is the second leading cause of death for Latinos. Let’s use #SaludTues on April 30, 2019, to chat about ways to promote healthy hearts for Latinos! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Keeping #OurHearts Healthy in the Latino Community TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 30, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues #OurHearts  HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (@nih_nhlbi), ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/26: Healthy Hearts: Celebrating American Heart Month!


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Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of death in the United States. For Latinos, it is the second leading cause of death behind cancer. Latinos are often uninformed of their risk for heart disease. Specifically, Mexican Americans have greater levels of uncontrolled blood pressure than non-Latino whites. They are also less likely to get treatment for high blood pressure. Additionally, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can put Latinos and all at a higher risk for heart disease as well as other chronic conditions. Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 26, 2019, to chat about ways to promote heart health for Latinos and all! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Hearts: Celebrating American Heart Month!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/12: Building our Outdoor and Ecological Literacy



Latinos lack access to healthy food and safe places to walk, bike and play and are less able to adapt or recover from changing climate. They face more social and economic barriers. They suffer higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, and asthma than their white peers. Improving equitable access to community green space and creating sustainable foods systems and transportation networks can help to improve health and social mobility. Join us for a #SaludTues Tweetchat on Feb. 12, 2019, to tweet about building our outdoor and ecological literacy about community green space, food systems and transportation networks.   WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Building our Outdoor and Ecological Literacy" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 1/8: New Year, New Goals: Nutrition For Health



Disregard what the number on the scale says. Nutrition, along with physical activity, is associated with positive health outcomes, while unhealthy food contributes to disease, especially in Latino families who lack access to healthy foods and nutrition education. Join #SaludTues on January 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST to tweet about how Latinos and all can use the start of a New Year to make better, nutritious choices. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “New Year, New Goals: Nutrition For Health” TIME / DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, 1/8/19 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: CHEF - Culinary Education For Families (@CHEFSanAntonio) We’ll open the floor to data AND your stories and experiences as we explore: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/2: Recognizing Health Fraud


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Did you know that Latinos and African-Americans report fraud less than the rest of the population? Sadly, many Latinos and other minorities don't know that reporting fraud helps stop it. Join our tweetchat to learn more about protecting yourself and loved ones from health fraud. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, to tweet in English and Spanish about the latest strategies to help Latinos and all people avoid health fraud and get access to truly beneficial health care! WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: "Recognizing Health Fraud" TIME/DATE: 1 P.M. ET, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter using hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: FDA Office of Minority Health (@FDAOMH), FDA en Espanol (@FDAenEspanol), FDA Office of Regulatory ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/11/2018: “Change the Way You Commute: Why & How”


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Commuting is often the worst part of our day. Driving is linked to poor physical and mental health, increased risk for traffic fatalities and serious injuries, and is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Changing the way you commute can help improve your health and the health of the environment. Whether you’re heading back to school or just want to change up your routine, ditch the car and explore ways to add walking, biking, and transit to your commute. UPDATE: Check out the recap on Wakelet.  Let's use #SaludTues on September 11, 2018, to tweet about ways to change your commute and why it’s important. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Change the Way You Commute: Why & How” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, September 11, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/26: How to Curb Underage Drinking Among Latinos



Despite claims that underage drinking may be on the decline, certain groups like Latino youth continue to be at a high risk for engaging in frequent binge drinking behaviors. Nearly 1 in 2 high school aged youth reported drinking, according to a report from Child Trends, and over 1 in 6 high school seniors had five or more drinks in less than a couple of hours (defined as binge drinking), according to the CDC. Underage drinking poses a number of threats to youth especially since their brains are still developing at this age. Communities of color are often targeted through aggressive marketing of alcoholic beverages and living near a high density of alcohol outlets. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to tweet about ways to prevent binge drinking among high ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/16/18: Making Latinos Healthier in 2018



It’s a brand-new year, as 2018 is here! If you are like millions of others across the country, you probably took some time to come up with a New Year’s resolution or two. Each New Year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. These vary from eating healthier, getting more exercise, and being more aware of their mental health. While the intentions are good, these resolutions are not always easy to stick to. So, what if, for 2018, we did something different? What if we resolved to make this year healthier for Latinos? Despite being the largest and youngest racial and ethnic minority group in the country (and their numbers are getting larger and younger with each passing year), Latinos still suffer from numerous disparities that prevent them from obtaining the best ...

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