Latino diabetics find help, motivation & personal coaching via Noom app

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in General, Health

Latino diabetics find help, motivation & personal coaching via Noom app

GritoBlast! — Recent studies find that when Spanish-speaking diabetics see a doctor who speaks Spanish, they are more likely to follow the doctor’s advice. The only problem is there’s not enough Spanish-speaking doctors. A UCLA study found there are 15 Latino doctors per 100,000 Hispanics. But now there’s new help for Spanish-speaking diabetics — a revolutionary multilingual app that brings a Spanish-speaking fitness and lifestyle coach into the hands of...

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Tech company’s solution helping diabetics monitor foot health ‘fits like a sock’

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in General, Health

Tech company’s solution helping diabetics monitor foot health ‘fits like a sock’

GritoBlast! — No two ailments go hand-in-hand like obesity and diabetes. And no demographic has become synonymous with both afflictions as much as Latinos. According to the report “The State of Obesity,” obesity rates are the highest among Latino children. 21.4 percent of Latina females and 22.4 percent of Latino males are obese Among preschoolers (ages 2 to 5), Latinos are three times as likely (15.6 percent) and Blacks are twice as likely (10.4 percent) to be...

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Uninsured Latinos eligible for free flu shot vouchers

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in General, Health

Uninsured Latinos eligible for free flu shot vouchers

GritoBlast!   About $10 million worth of free flu shots are coming to Walgreens thanks to a collaboration between the drug store and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The effort, now in its seventh year, offers free flu shot vouchers to improve flu immunization rates among uninsured Americans. Latinos have the highest uninsured rates. Eligible individuals can call 866-994-6757 to find the nearest location where flu shot vouchers may be available....

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Embassy of Ecuador Partners with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Raise Money for more than 250,000 Children Affected by Earthquake

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in General, Health

Embassy of Ecuador Partners with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Raise Money for more than 250,000 Children Affected by Earthquake

GritoBlast! The Embassy of Ecuador together with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have announced a fundraising partnership (English/Spanish) to support the children affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Saturday, April 16. More than 655 people lost their lives in the Pacific coast of Ecuador as a result of the earthquake– a number which is likely to rise given that over 8,000 people were wounded. Hundreds are still missing and more than 29,000 people...

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New song hopes to boost stroke warning sign knowledge F.A.S.T.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in General, Health

New song hopes to boost stroke warning sign knowledge F.A.S.T.

GritoBlast! As part of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is urging the public to sing a tune that could save lives. The F.A.S.T. Song helps people learn the most common warning signs of stroke and what to do if one occurs: If someone has a stroke near you, the F.A.S.T. song tells you what to do. The letter “F,” it stands for face, if one half droops, no time to waste. The letter “A” means an arm...

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American Diabetes Association releases “Create your Plate” tool in Spanish and English

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in General, Health

American Diabetes Association releases “Create your Plate” tool in Spanish and English

GritoBlast! The American Diabetes Association marks this Hispanic Heritage Month observance by introducing its new interactive nutrition tool in English and Spanish. The Create Your Plate tool allows users to create a balanced meal by prompting them to choose popular ingredients common in the Latino community. The tool also provides preparation tips and portion sizes, utilizing the Association recommended Create Your Plate method. The Association considers nutritious...

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