In Muevete USA, student nurses combat childhood obesity

July 27, 2011

In two primarily Hispanic neighborhoods, Rosalinda Barrientos and other students from the UT Health Science Center School of Nursing asked children the question, “What does ‘healthy’ mean to you?”

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National Children’s Study launching here

June 21, 2011

Health Science Center leaders now recruiting in Bexar County for nation’s largest long-term childhood health study

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Second SALSI forum takes aim at Latino obesity

May 10, 2011

The second-annual SALSI Research Forum, highlighting efforts to prevent obesity among Latinos in San Antonio and South Texas.

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Free public lecture explores benefits of weight-loss surgery

March 24, 2011

A discussion on weight-loss surgery and how it can improve health and quality of life for those who have been unsuccessful losing weight through other methods.

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Drug prevents type 2 diabetes in majority of high- risk individuals

March 23, 2011

A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease, U.S. scientists reported today.

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Muevete (Move) USA trains Hispanic student nurses to target obesity

March 4, 2011

The goal is to teach and work at the community, grassroots level with Hispanic youth and their families to develop skills and enhance their ability to make healthy choices that contribute to a reduction in child and adolescent obesity

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