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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
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living (@MSDCenter)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #HeartHealthMonth
We’ll open the floor to research, your experiences, stories, & best practices as we explore:
- Heart disease and work-related exposures.
- Ways to prevent heart disease among Latinos and all.
- The relationship between heart disease and lack of physical activity.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, and share stories and resources to promote a healthy heart!
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.