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New survey reveals Hispanic-Americans’ attitudes toward health

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Hispanic-Americans are less likely to seek health screenings or preventive care compared with their black and white peers, according to a new survey that provides a detailed and ongoing assessment of the Hispanic community’s attitudes toward health care.

The Healthy Americas Survey, released Tuesday […]

America’s food security problem and how to fix it

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In South Dallas, the heart health statistics are grim. More residents die from heart disease and diabetes than elsewhere in the city, and being hospitalized for high blood pressure is much more common.

The Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas is among the poorest, with […]

After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show

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Papa Joe Aviance eats healthy, walks and hopes to run a marathon one day.

You’d never guess that just seven years ago he hated exercise and was more than twice the size he is today.

Papa Joe, now in his 40s, struggled with his weight since he […]

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show

Making healthy changes become lifelong habits

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The threat of going on insulin to control her Type 2 diabetes was what finally pushed Amy Magan to make the drastic diet changes that have allowed her to take control of her health.

But it was the community of the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Making healthy changes become lifelong habits

Teen’s commitment to health inspires family to follow her lead

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The weight gain started when Maryflor Peña was in sixth grade. She was eating more of everything — more pasta, more pancakes, more tacos. She’d gained 65 pounds by the time she was in seventh grade.

Tests at a checkup showed her 12-year-old body […]

Warning labels could impact kids’ sugary drink choices

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Health-related warning labels could impact whether adolescents buy sugary drinks, according to a study released this week that looked at kids’ hypothetical choices after being exposed to the labels.

Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the online study included 2,202 demographically diverse children 12 […]

Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks

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Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]

Summer health campaign begins

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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 […]

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Hispanic, multicultural, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Summer health campaign begins

Children tend to share their caregivers’ unhealthy metabolic risk factors

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Children are often just like their caregivers when it comes to sharing metabolic risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and unhealthy levels of abdominal fat, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific […]

March 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, caregiver, Children, High Blood Pressure, Obesity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Children tend to share their caregivers’ unhealthy metabolic risk factors

Registration open for the Eat Well Challenge

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The Eat Well Challenge celebrates American Heart Month by encouraging participants to eat a heart-healthy meal at least once a day throughout all of February.

Participants only need to make healthy choices at home or to look for the leaf icon next to menu items when dining […]