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33 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
The New Normal
Salud Talks' co-hosts and producers, Tenoch Aztecatl and Josh McCormack discuss this new normal, the struggles we are facing, how we have adapted, and what the experts are saying about the current state of the world.
31 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Addressing White Privilege
The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a conversation about race and prejudice in America. One of the key factors in that discussion is the privileges afforded to whites, and how those benefits harm communities of color. Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, the Dean of the College of Public Policy and the Mark G. Yudof Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio, joins Salud Talks to discuss this issue and what the members of that community can do to make a difference.
29 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Black Lives Matter
In light of the recent tragedies, co-hosts Tenoch Aztecatl and Josh McCormack discuss systemic injustice as well as the violence committed against communities of color.
38 minutes | May 27, 2020
Creating Through Crisis
With the current spread of the current novel coronavirus, many with creative passions—ranging from painting to woodworking to storytelling—are facing new difficulties, especially in their ability to produce work. Tenoch Aztecatl, the producer of this podcast and video producer at Salud America, joins Salud Talks to discuss inspiration, innovation, and imagination — as well as how the global crisis has impacted those pursuits.
30 minutes | May 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps throughout the U.S., medical experts say that mixed messaging coming from civic leaders in Washington has led to worse outcomes for everyday individuals and a successful stop to the spread. Today, Dr. Jason Rosenfeld, the Assistant Director of Global Health at UT Health San Antonio joins Salud Talks to discuss his career in health communications, and how that experience is informing his work to disseminate knowledge about the outbreak.
30 minutes | May 13, 2020
Last week, we discussed how high levels of stress could influence the development of cancer. This week, we explore another risk factor in cancer development — genetics. A person’s family or place of origin, even dating back years and years, can influence that individual’s risk for certain types of cancers.
31 minutes | May 6, 2020
Stress and Cancer
Stress can lead to serious health complications, according to Cathy Samayoa, an adjunct assistant professor at San Francisco State University. She and Dr. Daniel C Hughes with the Institute for Health Promotions Research join Salud Talks to discuss their research concerning connections between stress and cancer development.
31 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Whitewashing Medical Research
Statistically, Latinos and people of color are vastly underrepresented in these kinds of exploratory efforts. This matters as the knowledge gained and disseminated in these studies could influence whether or not a patient receives adequate care.
27 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Healthcare Access, or Lack Thereof
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps throughout the US, one personal and political issue is taking center stage for most: the cost of and access to quality healthcare. Statistically, Latinos and other disadvantaged groups experience some of the worst outcomes of those concerns. Moreover, experts say it will only get worse as this outbreak endures.
22 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Mindfulness During an Epidemic
Unique stressors, such as sheltering in place the time or experiencing new financial struggles, are causing issues in most homes throughout the U.S. While these problems might not be resolved in the near future, as civic and business leaders deal with the consequences of the outbreak, it is essential that Latinos and all Americans find ways to battle back against these mental health complications.
24 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Mental Health and the Global Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak has caused severe changes to the fabric of our society. One issue that is at the forefront of many healthcare providers’ minds is something most might not have considered being an issue before: mental health.
26 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Amid a global pandemic, most find themselves inside their homes more than ever. While this is tough for some and easier for others, one thing is apparent: Many are asking some tough questions, including, are the systems that are currently in place operating in the best interest of everyone? In January, we sat down with government officials from ReWorks San Antonio, an agency of the city’s Solid Waste Management Department, that aims to connect businesses to cost-effective recycling solutions and promote those businesses among consumers who value social responsibility.
23 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Keeping Calm Amid the Coronavirus
As COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines, all of us are experiencing new levels of stress and anxiety. With that in mind, public health workers from the Institute for Health Promotion Research share their best practices in how—in the words of another global crisis— they are keeping calm and carrying on.
29 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Children in Crisis
Have you ever encountered a child in need? While most might think no, experts say that’s likely not the case. Dr. Kathy Fletcher, the President and CEO of Voices for Children of San Antonio, and State Representative of Texas’ 124 district, Ina Minjarez, join Salud Talks to discuss their work with children in crisis, and, what we all can do to provide our community’s children with a brighter future.
28 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Food insecurity is an issue gripping American families—including those in the Latino community—across the country. Dwayne Wharton, an Independent Consultant with Dwayne Wharton & Partners and the former Director Of External Affairs at The Food Trust, joins Salud Talks to discuss this issue and what progress is needed to ensure Latinos and all Americans have access to healthy foods.
25 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
A Positive Experience
When was the last time you noticed if an intersection had a Soundsystem for the visually impaired? For over 60 million Americans with disabilities, these issues can become an everyday burden when equal access is not a priority. Bob Lujano, Information Specialist for the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability joins Salud Talks to discuss these issues, and how we all can step up to make life more equitable for his community.
27 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
When was the last time you drank soda, juice, or other forms of sugary drinks? For most Americans, it is a normal part of everyday life. The problem? These drinks are incredibly unhealthy, more so than some companies would lead consumers to believe.
26 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Speak No Evil
Doug Hattaway, president of Hattaway Communications, says that the way we communicate can make the difference between positive movement in an issue or those ideas falling on deaf ears. Today, he joins Salud Talks to discuss the strategy his firm uses to fight for positive change — aspirational communication.
24 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Trauma-Aware Schools, Part 2: Policy of Tolerance
Last week, Salud Talks discussed the failing state of discipline in schools throughout the country. Today, Director of School Leadership at AIM Consulting Lizzy Perez joins us again to explain how some schools are implementing trauma-informed care practices — and how it's changing the lives of kids.
29 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Trauma-Aware Schools, Part 1: Lack Thereof
Schools throughout the U.S. are failing their students due to harsh, black-and-white discipline practices. That's why this week's guest, Director of School Leadership at AIM Consulting Lizzy Perez, joins us to discuss a new form of educating children about right and wrong: trauma-informed care.
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