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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.

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Latest News

Bacon, Hot Dogs, Nutella: Are Your Fave Foods a Cancer Risk?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 08:21 In the past few years, some foods beloved by Latinos and many other Americans have come under fire by scientific studies for their link to increased cancer risk. Even Nutella. Palm oil, a key ingredient in Nutella, a popular hazelnut and chocolate spread, may...

#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/17: The Power of Promotores

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 15:01 Many Latinos struggle with cultural, language, and other barriers to healthcare, which is why they face disproportionate rates of diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other issues. The good news: Promotores are an emerging solution. Promotores , also called...

Marisabel Afanador: Helping ‘Las Mujeres de la Isla’

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:41 Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Pride for Puerto Rico runs deep in Marisabel Roman Afanador’s blood, from the traditional Bomba traditional musical...

Kidney Problems Linked to Problem Pregnancies

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:44 Fact: Latinos face greater risks of kidney disease and kidney failure than whites. The numbers behind that fact show Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to have kidney failure than any other race or ethnicity, according to the National Kidney Foundation . New research...

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