Salud Talks

Salud Talks

This podcast is a weekly production of Salud America!, the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health San Antonio’s media organization. This project aims to inform listeners of health inequities and trends impacting the Latino community.... Show More

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October 16, 2019 28 min

Who is your hero? Well, Salud Talks’ is Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, the director of Salud America! and its home, the Institute for Health Promotion Research. Despite being one of the busiest people in this field, Dr. Ramirez joins us for a discussion on public health, the Latino community, and why both topics influence everyone.

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October 9, 2019 23 min

Kindness, empathy, and compassion are all things most can agree are good for the world. Yet, how are people practicing these virtues in everyday life? Dante Jones, founder of San Antonio’s Roll Models program, joins Salud Talks to discuss how we all can treat each other better.

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October 2, 2019 29 min

Politics, the one subject that we can all agree on is a subject most often disagreed on. However, civic engagement is unanimously important to the foundation of our democracy. But how does that factor in with regards to the Latino community? We sat down with Texas State Repetitive Ray Lopez, who serves the 125th congressional district, and Lourdes Castro Ramirez, former San Antonio Housing Chief and Current President of the Univers... Read more

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September 25, 2019 24 min

Is the water coming from your tap safe? Research shows that millions of Americans face harmful exposure every day — from chemicals in public water. Patty Lovera, assistant director of Food and Water Watch, and Michelle O’Leary, member of the New York Water Project, join Salud Talks to discuss toxic substances in municipal water supplies.

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September 18, 2019 26 min

From concussions to Latino representation in college football, David Castillo, a staff writer for Vox and SB Nation, joins Salud Talks to discuss America’s understanding of the state of Latino health inequity through sports.

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September 11, 2019 24 min

Do you feel like your doctor knows enough about you? The cultural foundation of who you are? Dr. Daniel Carlos Hughes and his colleagues are doing just that in a case study revolved around how medical professionals heal their patients especially those with chronic conditions, better — holistically.

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September 3, 2019 29 min

It’s no secret that the environment will suffer at the hands of the climate crisis. What’s worse? Those changes are happening today. Dolores Belmares, Texas Field Consultant at Moms Clean Air Force, and Dr. Juan Declet-Barreto, a climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, discuss the issue that will determine the fate of the planet.

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August 21, 2019 2 min

SaludTalks is a weekly production featuring discussions on health equity, public policy, culture shifts, climate change, and other subjects that significantly impact Latinos, and all Americans, today. The podcast is produced by the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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