#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/16: Get the Facts – Latinos, Hepatitis, and Liver Cancer


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May is #HepatitisAwarenessMonth. The number of U.S. Latinos with hepatitis C (2.6%) is higher than the number of overall people with hepatitis C (1.3%). Hepatitis C disease progression has also shown to be faster in Latinos than in Whites. Worldwide, hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. Latinos have much higher liver cancer rates than Whites, too. Why is this the case? What prevention can be done? What should Latinos know? Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet-chat on Tuesday, May 16, about liver issues, resources, and solutions for Latinos. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Get the Facts – Latinos, Hepatitis, and Liver Cancer” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 16, 2017 WHERE: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/9: Latino Kids and Healthy Minds


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A child needs more than nutritious food and physical activity to be healthy. They need healthy minds, too. But 1 in 5 children today suffer a serious mental illness. Depressive symptoms among Latino youth are especially high, putting them at risk of dropping out of school, using drugs, and suicide. For Mental Health Awareness Month in May, let’s use #SaludTues on May 9, 2017, to share tips and strategies to promote healthy minds and environments for Latino and all kids across the U.S. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: "Latino Kids and Healthy Minds" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 9, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Cheryl Aguilar (@cheryl_aguilar); Jesus Rodriguez, MD of Kaiser Permanente ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/2: Latinos and the Crisis of Air Quality


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Did you know air pollution is the world’s biggest environmental health threat? Air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths a year, according to WHO data. It is linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, and even diabetes in kids. Sadly, Latinos breathe 38% more polluted air than whites. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to tweet about the latest strategies to improve air quality for Latinos and all people, and help celebrate World Asthma Day (May 2, 2017) and National Air Quality Week (May 1-5, 2017)! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Latinos and the Crisis of Air Quality” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 2, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Voces Verdes (@VocesVerdes), The ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/25: Healthy Kids Day, Summer and Life


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So many good things happen when kids go outside and play. Kids who are physically active have better grades, school attendance, and behavior than kids who aren’t, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Unfortunately, Latino kids lack access to safe places to play and be active. These kids face higher risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other preventable diseases that threaten quality of life. Let’s use #SaludTues on April 25, 2017, to Tweet about how schools, communities, health providers, city leaders, and you can ensure this is the best and healthiest summer ever. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Kids Day, Summer and Life” TIME/DATE: TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, April 25, 2017 WHERE: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/18: National Minority Health Month!


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Minorities often deal with lots of obstacles that prevent them from getting the best healthcare possible. Language, cultural stigmas, lack of access and information, and segregation are just some big issues facing minorities. Having “good” health is a big factor in people excelling in their quality of life. Health factors into education, employment, and long-term success. For National Minority Health Month in April, let’s use #SaludTues at 1 p.m. EST April 18, 2017, to tweet about Latino health issues and solutions. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “National Minority Health Month!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, April 11, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: The U.S. Office of Minority Health ...

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#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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