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Diabetes in Hispanics – Text Only (English)

Published Oct. 12, 2016

Diabetes in Hispanics

A recent study using data from the U.S.-based Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos found Mexicans are most likely and South Americans are least likely to have diabetes.

Mexican: 18.3%

Puerto Rican: 18.1%

Dominican: 18.1%

Central American: 17.7%

Cuban: 13.4%

South American: 10.2%

Source: Diabetes Care

January 15th, 2017|Categories: Non Featured||Comments Off on Diabetes in Hispanics – Text Only (English)

Diabetes in Hispanics – Text Only (Spanish)

Se publicó el 12 de octubre de 2016

La diabetes en los hispanos

Según los hallazgos de una investigación reciente en la que se usó información del Estudio de la Salud de la Comunidad Hispana/Estudio de los Latinos, los mexicanos tienden más que los sudamericanos a tener diabetes.

Mexicanos: 18.3%

Puertorriqueños: 18.1%

Dominicanos: 18.1%

Centroamericanos: […]

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America’s Sweet Tooth – Text Only

Originally published: June 16, 2016

America’s Sweet Tooth

Americans get more added sugars from sugar-sweetened beverages than any other food category, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture national survey.

Snacks, sweets 31%
Grains 8%
Mixed dishes 6%
Dairy 4%
Condiments, gravies, spreads, salad dressings 2%
Vegetables 1%
Fruits, fruit juice 1%
Sugar-sweetened beverages: 39%
Soda 25%
Fruit drinks 11%
Sport […]

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AHA CEO explores heart health and technology – text only

Nancy:
Our strategic impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while we focus on reducing deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20% during that same time period. These are aggressive goals. As we sit here today, fewer than 1% of all Americans are in […]

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A toast to good health: Add whole grains and avocado

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s time toast got an upgrade. Bring on the whole grains and avocado.

Step away from unhealthy butter and jams and look toward satisfying flavors and textures. A healthy dose of whole grains and fiber is delicious with the addition of a few healthy and trendy […]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Recipes|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Summer health campaign begins

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

A summer health campaign begins this week to help with diet, fitness, diabetes prevention and care, access to health care, healthy aging and women’s health.

Available through a digital tool, known as Univision’s Reto 28, the campaign is meant to encourage the Hispanic community […]

Things that raise your blood pressure

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One in three U.S. adults —  about 80 million people— have high blood pressure and need to be aware of things that can raise it, such as: too much salt; decongestants; too much alcohol; hot tubs and saunas; weight gain; and too much sitting.

Some other […]

December 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure||1 Comment

AHA earns Joint Accreditation status

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association has been awarded Joint Accreditation status, a certification for excellence in interprofessional continuing education that has been attained by fewer than 20 organizations to date.

To achieve Joint Accreditation, applicants must meet specific criteria for medical, pharmacy and nursing continuing education, based […]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions: SPRINT Study

What does the SPRINT study say about lowering blood pressure?
The clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, called the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), studied people over age 50 who had high blood pressure and at least one other risk factor for heart disease. (Patients with […]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Research||1 Comment

Sugar overload

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Life is sweet, but shouldn’t involve this much sugar.

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog||1 Comment