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The Institute for Health Promotion Research

About the IHPR

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

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

Latest News

You Can Quit Flossing, Right?

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:35 SaludToday Guest Blogger Jefferson Dental Clinics Fewer than 1 in 3 people floss daily. On top of that, the U.S. federal government recently made a controversial ruling to quietly remove flossing from its list of dietary guidelines, after having supported floss since...

Study: Latino Heart Failure Patients Less Likely to Be Aware of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 19:44 Source: John Hopkins Medicine Only one in five heart failure patients especially Latino and Blacks are counseled about the option and benefits of receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator ( a battery-powered device that monitors heart rate and if needed...

10 Songs for a Great Workout

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 16:20 What’s a workout without music? For Latinos, a workout without some tunes is almost a sin!! According to Huffington Post , these are the top 10 songs to workout to in August: • Brad Paisley & Demi Lovato – “Without a Fight” – 113 BPM • Martin Garrix & Third...

Study: Meditation Builds Brain Cells, Gray Matter

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 18:51 Meditation is known for reducing stress and mental issues, and according to a new study by Harvard University meditation also helps build stronger brains, the Harvard Gazette reports. For their research university investigators tracked patients for eight weeks who...

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