Obesity

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Community invited to participate in national health care improvement conference

August 23, 2016
 

San Antonio area residents will have the opportunity to contribute to improving patient safety and the quality of health care at a national conference sponsored by the School of Nursing of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The “Conference on Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement” will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-4, at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel, 111 E. Pecan, in downtown San Antonio.

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Bariatric surgery combats obesity

July 15, 2016
 

Obesity is recognized as a global health crisis, especially in San Antonio where 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Beware of those diet sodas

June 22, 2016
 

You could search all day in Sharon Fowler’s kitchen and pantry and there’s one thing you’d never, ever find: diet soda.

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Science.Mic: Diet Soda, the timeless health scam

February 22, 2016
 

Diet soda has been around since the 1950s. A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 24% of adults drink it over the regular stuff. But even though it’s billed as the lesser evil of it’s sugar-packed counterpart, diet soda hasn’t actually proved to be much better, health-wise; in fact, certain sources would argue that it’s worse. Read the […]

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Latinos Health: Salud America! receives $1.3 million to promote healthy changes for Latino kids

January 28, 2016
 

Salud America! is dedicated to reduce the rate of obesity among Latino children. In their website,  they achieve their advocacy by producing research and research-based educational and motivational content to grow changes to reduce Latino childhood obesity. Read the full story at Latinos Health

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Doctors Lounge: Schools and obesity among Hispanic kids: Report

January 26, 2016
 

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report. Read the full story at Doctors Lounge

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