Obesity


UT Health Science Center San Antonio co-sponsors international breast cancer symposium Dec. 6-10

December 5, 2016
 

More than 7,000 oncologists, cancer researchers and patient advocates will converge on San Antonio Dec. 6-10 for the 39th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Among them will be researchers and oncologists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, which founded the conference in 1978.

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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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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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NBC: Latino kids need more play space access to tackle obesity

September 7, 2016
 

Children in Latino communities have far less access to green and play spaces than children in white neighborhoods, and higher obesity rates than their white and black counterparts.

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Research shows Hispanics living with HIV at high risk of developing diabetes and obesity

September 6, 2016
 

Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus. This can pose special problems for patients who live in lower- and middle-income Latin American countries, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic, where resources for primary care are limited, according to a new study in the August edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

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