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The Institute for Health Promotion Research

About the IHPR

The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio investigates causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer, disease and obesity among Latinos in South Texas and beyond.

View the IHPR Fact Sheet. Contact us at ihpr@uthscsa.edu, 210-562-6500, or 7411 John Smith, Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78229.

Latest News

New Play Streets Guide: How to Create Active Spaces for Rural Children

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:18 Every kid needs physical activity and active spaces for healthy growth. But physical inactivity has increased 10% in rural and low-income communities, according to a new study . Rural children have higher risks for obesity than kids living in cities—and rural children...

Social Smoking Damages Your Lungs Almost as Much as Heavy Smoking

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 09:56 A new study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggests that there is no safe level of tobacco smoke exposure and that smoking cessation is the most effective means of harm reduction. Researchers from Columbia University examined the lung function of 25,000...

The Dangerous State of Latino Childhood Obesity

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 14:17 Latino kids have higher childhood obesity rates than their peers at nearly all age groups, according to a new report. For example, the newest data show Latino kids ages 10-17 have higher obesity rates (19%) than their white (11.8%) and Asian (7.3%) peers. They also...

Too Many Baby Food Brands Contain Heavy Metals

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 13:29 The vast majority of major baby foods brands contain toxic heavy metals, recent data show. Of the 168 popular brands tested, 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium, and 32% contained mercury, finds Healthy Babies Bright Futures’ newly...

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