Navigation Links
Humor, Mobile Devices Enhance a New Heart-Health Campaign for Hispanics
Date:5/26/2009

DALLAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's nothing funny about getting heart disease. But now humor is being used to help prevent it.

A little humor and the latest technology are part of a new awareness campaign Pase La Voz - part of the American Heart Association's Conozca Su Corazon heart-health program for Hispanics.

Beginning May 26, individuals will have three months to sign up to receive a free, weekly health message in Spanish or English sent to their mobile devices for the next 45 weeks. The messages will include information on risk factors, prevention, healthy cooking and physical activity.

Participants can receive Spanish messages by texting the word "CORAZON" to 5-2-7-3-3 or by texting the word "HEART" to 5-2-7-3-3 to receive English messages.

They can also visit ConozcaSuCorazon.org to access Pase La Voz audio messages, ring tones and wallpapers.

Mobile users can download and forward lighthearted audio health messages to family and friends. The messages are voiced by comedians Bill Santiago, who has made various appearances on Comedy Central, and Rafael Sigler, whose voice has been used in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Ugly Betty.

"You have to discipline yourself. Reach for a piece of fruit once in a while and skip the fries. Go to the gym, take a walk, put on some music and dance instead of sitting on the couch and watching TV. It's about taking the baby steps that become habits. You can't do it all at once," Santiago said. "Anything that I can do to raise awareness, I am happy to do, because I believe in the message. Your body and your health are the most precious gifts you have. That's no joke."

Each year more than 36,000 Hispanics in the United States die of diseases of the heart -- the country's No. 1 killer. Studies report lower awareness levels among Hispanics in regards
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Heart Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Lingraphica introduces the SmallTalk mobile accessory for aphasia
2. SCM Microsystems Upgradable Mobile Terminal eHealth500 Receives Certification for German eHealth Program
3. Automobile restraints do not increase chance of fetal complications following accidents
4. Mobile Massage Team to be a Sponsor at 7th Annual Yoga Unites(R) for Living Beyond Breast Cancer
5. U.S. Mobile Robot Co. Reveals Pacific Rim Sales Forecasts
6. pMDsoft Adds Mobile Appointment Calendar to iPhone Charge Capture Software
7. St. Christophers Foundation for Children Ronald McDonald Care Mobile(R) Dental Program to be Celebrated at Foundations Apple Blossom Ball
8. Mobile Massage Team to Sponsor and Exhibit at GlobalFit Worksite Wellness Summit
9. SironaHealth to Provide 24 x 7 Nurse Line and Clinical Outreach to EosHealth as part of their Mobile Health & Wellness Programs
10. Open source mobile technology software reinventing health care in developing countries
11. Movero Delivers Over 10,000 Training Sessions for Physicians Using Mobile ePrescription Applications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... that NBA Hall of Famer, Chris Mullin, will be ... Meeting on Saturday, July 26th in Puerto Rico. ... opportunities. Chris Mullin will participate in two exhibition basketball ... Max International, the ultimate supplier of health- and ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Epidemiologists forecast an increase in the diagnosed ... diagnosed incident cases in 2013 to 11,568 diagnosed incident ... of 4.35%, during the forecast period. In 2023, the ... cases of aGVHD in the 6MM, with 4,989 diagnosed ... of diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD, with 704 diagnosed ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... According to the Kidney Disease Solution book ... step guide on what to do to eliminate the root ... writes in its review that readers can easily learn what ... their kidney health. Vkool also informs in its Kidney Disease ... damaged kidney functions naturally. The book consists of a collection ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Hills, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... Danny Musico has formed a promotional partnership with Aqua ... plant based Omega-3 EPA supplement . The collaboration ... is a celebrity fitness trainer , actor, model, ... Hollywood’s go-to trainer for A-List celebrities, he has prepared ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 If Dr. Lawrence Power ... has just launched at http://www.HealthYourself101.com will expand people’s ... , Power has set out to provide a health ... that’s actually – dare we say it? – entertaining to ... Power, “aims to engage the remote learner – the solitary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 2Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 3Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 4Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Kidney Disease Solution Book Review Exposes Duncan Capicchiano's Newly Updated Kidney Disease Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 2Health News:Kidney Disease Solution Book Review Exposes Duncan Capicchiano's Newly Updated Kidney Disease Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 3Health News:Celebrity Fitness Expert Supports Revolutionary New Health Supplement 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 3Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 4
... have more in common than one might think: Both ... subject to human error where small, individual mistakes may ... dental professor at the University of Michigan and two ... in dental offices similar to procedures used in airlines ...
... News) -- The anesthetic drug ketamine helps ease depression ... finds. Depressive symptoms are a major part of ... at some point in their lives. There are several ... not respond to these therapies. Ketamine acts on ...
... It,s a symbol of courage and sacrifice, of sin and ... demonstrates that the color red makes men more alluring to ... China, women found men more appealing when they were either ... colors. The finding is reported in the August issue of ...
... long-term lung cancer survivors, research is needed to identify ... common and debilitating symptoms among lung cancer patients is ... dyspnea have reviewed patients with active lung cancer or ... long-term once treatment has been completed is not well ...
... the controversial hypothesis that venous congestionchronic cerebrospinal venous ... (MS). This theory has resulted in many MS ... MS unproven by clinical trials. The studies refuting ... evidence on the subject, are available today in ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- ... officials in Florida this week, bringing the total to 46 ... official said it,s too early to say whether the mosquito-borne ... "We don,t know how dengue got to Key West, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pilot safety protocol could help dentists reduce errors 2Health News:Ketamine Eased Depression in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder 2Health News:Women more attracted to men in red 2Health News:Lung cancer survivors experience long-term effects of breathlessness 2Health News:New studies question vascular multiple sclerosis hypothesis and treatment 2Health News:New studies question vascular multiple sclerosis hypothesis and treatment 3Health News:Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S. 2Health News:Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S. 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today announced an agreement with ... by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, clearing the way for ... for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience acute ... has advanced the development program for NRL-1 and worked ... required for NDA submission to the FDA.  Given the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... CARLSBAD, Calif. , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... products and services, has launched the FreeRunner™ knee ... runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to ... anatomy differently than other braces, providing support when ... move normally when they don,t. Patellofemoral ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... JORDAN, Utah , July 10, 2014  BC ... solutions, and MiE America , Inc., a leading ... have entered into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical ... the US. MiE and BC Technical ... strategic agreement to establish BC Technical as the service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a ... $600,000 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...  The grant will be used to demonstrate the feasibility ... platelet recovery and improve survival in a mouse model ...
... TOPEX, Inc. announces the sale of its skin cancer ... energy SRT 100 superficial radiotherapy treatment system. Since TOPEX ... operating worldwide at hospital radiation oncology centers, dermatology and ... The low energy superficial radiotherapy system provides patients an ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bolder BioTechnology Announces $600,000 Grant from NIH to Study Long-Acting IL-11 Analog in Treating Acute Radiation Syndrome 2TOPEX Sells Skin Cancer Business Operations to SENSUS Healthcare 2
This is long known for its purity and mildness, Castile Soap is also an effective cleaning agent that is used in a variety of applications. It rinses clean while leaving the skin soft and healthy....
... cleanser will not leave your hands dry, ... With persistent Antimicrobial action, CHG Skin Cleanser ... gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, fungi, and yeasts. ... second hand wash. The solution does not ...
BD Persist Plus protective barrier skin preps with chlorhexidine in alcohol...
... Prep Pads prepares the skin for improved ... dry, it leaves a thin film on ... surface and a barrier for natural body ... a dressing or tape. Skin Protectant is ...
Medicine Products: