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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/10: Birth Defects—What Latina Moms Need to Know

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Birth defects can be a hard topic to talk about. But the reality is that many newborns struggle with long-term health issues. That's especially true for Latinos, as Latinas have up to a 40% higher risk of of having babies born with a birth defect called Neural Tube Defects (NTDs). The good news is that some birth defects are preventable. As January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, let's use #SaludTues on Jan. 10, 2017, to tweet ways Latinas and all moms-to-be can prevent birth defects, from proper prenatal care to supplementing folic acid before and during pregnancy: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Birth Defects Prevention Month: What Latinas Need to Know” DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues ...

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Tweetchat: How to Improve Mental Health Care for Latino Kids

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Conversations about mental health can often be difficult to have. Many Latino teens and their families avoid the topic altogether. Why should you talk openly open mental health? Latino kids are often affected by issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicide at higher rates than non-Latinos. About 1 in 7 Latina teens attempt suicide. This Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, use #SaludTues to take a stand for Latino kids and tweet solutions to tackle the top issues affecting their mental health. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Address Challenges in Mental Health Care for Latino Kids” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, December 20, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday COHOSTS: The American Psychological Association's (APA) Public Interest ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/1: Giving Latinos No Stomach for Cancer

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Stomach cancer, once the nation’s top cancer killer, is now only 14th in U.S. cancer deaths. So you can relax, right? Well, among Latinos, stomach cancer rates are 73% higher in men and 50% higher in women compared to non-Latinos, and the decline in deaths from stomach cancer isn’t dropping as fast Latinos as it is for non-Latinos, according to the American Cancer Society. For Stomach Cancer Awareness Month starting in November, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, to tweet about the causes of and solutions to prevent and reduce this type of cancer among Latinos. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Giving Latinos No Stomach for Cancer” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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Tweetchat 10/25: Fixing the Colossal Shortage of Latino Doctors

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The U.S. Latino population surged 243% since 1980. But at the same time, the number of Latino doctors dropped substantially. The need for more Latino physicians is vital for the nation's rising Latino population, to enable better access to healthcare with fewer cultural and linguistic barriers. So how can we get more Latino doctors? Use #SaludTues on Oct. 25, 2016, to tweet with us, Dr. Esteban Lopez of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the Latino Medical Student Association, about innovative strategies to increase Latino doctors. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “How to Address the Latino Doc Shortage” TIME/DATE: 12-1 p.m. CST, (1-2pm EST), Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/18: Latinos and Diabetes

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U.S. Latinos have high risk of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and diabetic eye disease. But why? What can we do to stop it from happening? Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet in English and Spanish information, resources, and tips that can empower Latinos to prevent, reduce, and manage diabetes: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Diabetes & Latinos TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues LANGUAGE: English and Spanish HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Vida Saludable by the American Heart Association (@AHA_Vida) and Ventanilla de Salud in Washington, D.C. (@VDSalud_DC) We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore: Why is knowing about diabetes important for Latinos? What are the ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/11: Healthy Latinos!

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It’s Hispanic Heritage Month (#HHM) and we’re celebrating with a bilingual #SaludTues Tweetchat with our friends at the U.S. Office of Minority Health! This observance gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the riches and beauty of Latino culture. It also gives us a chance to raise national awareness of issues that matter most to Latinos, like having healthy communities and access to health care. So let's use #SaludTues on Oct. 11, 2016, to tweet about how we can ALL be a part of driving health equity and promoting Latino health. WHAT: #SaludTues #HealthyLatinos Tweetchat TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, October 11, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOST: The Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) Optional Hashtags: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/4: Latinas and Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is still the No. 1 killer of U.S. Latinas. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), let’s tweet about the latest progress in Latina breast cancer research, the importance of breast cancer screening, and tips for prevention and survivorship at the #SaludTues Tweetchat on Oct. 4. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Latinas and Breast Cancer: The Facts Everyone Should Know DATE/TIME: Noon CST (1 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Susan G. Komen (@SusanGKomen & @komensanantonio) and the American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer & @ACSSanAntonio) SPECIAL GUESTS: Texas A&M Health Science Center (@tamhsc) We’ll open the ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 09/20/16: The Health & Education of Latino Boys & Young Men

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Latino boys and young men are an often overlooked segment of our population. But it's important to understand the health habits and trends among Latino males, such as educational status, mental and physical health, chronic diseases, substance use, and more. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to tweet about ideas and solutions to help address the needs of Latino boys and young men: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: "The Health & Education of Latino Boys & Young Men" DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 20 2016 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: @NRCHispanic, @HispanicEd, and @MBK_Alliance We will open up the discussion to everyone so you all can share your insights, experiences, and ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/6/16: How Faith Based Organizations Can Impact Latino Health

Faith is a big part of Latino culture. But what can churches and faith-based groups do to help improve health? With more than 90% of Latinos affiliated with a faith-based group, these places can serve as ample grounds for promoting healthy lifestyles, connecting congregants to social services, sharing recreational facilities, and more. How can you help faith communities be healthy? Join us for a #SaludTues chat this Tuesday to learn more about the great work happening at faith-based groups, and share your own ideas for creating a culture of health! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Faith Based Organizations Can Impact Latino Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: ...

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