Health Disparities

UT Health San Antonio endorses HPV vaccination

January 11, 2017
 

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) of UT Health San Antonio is uniting today, Jan. 11, with all the other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the U.S. in issuing a joint statement urging parents to have their children immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) and encouraging physicians to recommend it.

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NBC News: Sugary drinks impacting Latino kids’ health, weight

December 7, 2016
 

Salud America!, a part of UT Health San Antonio, has concluded that sugary drinks are putting Latino kids at a high risk of obesity and obesity-related illnesses.

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Erase Cancer

Faculty member wins Latino health research award

November 11, 2016
 

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.Ph., an internationally recognized expert in cancer health disparities research at UT Health San Antonio, has received the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities award.

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En Español : Latino childhood obesity materials

October 27, 2016
 

Four new Spanish-language research briefs, animated videos, and a set of infographics explore the causes of and solutions to Latino childhood obesity, as researched by Salud America!, a national prevention network at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Online report card assesses counties’ health

October 10, 2016
 

Salud America! this month launched the Salud Report Card, a free online tool where people can select their own county and get customized data on food access, physical activity, and equity issues compared to the state and nation.

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obesity, weight loss

KSAT 12: Making Awesome Changes: Battling childhood obesity

October 10, 2016
 

KSAT is teaming up with the UT Health Science Center and Salud America to bring you a series called Making Awesome Changes, showcasing groups and individuals in San Antonio who are trying to do something about childhood obesity. Watch the full story at KSAT 12

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