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  • Faith-based health promotion program successful with older Latinas, study finds

    University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Andiara Schwingels studies show that health-promotion programs may be more successful at reaching older Latinas in the U.S. if they incorporate the religious and spiritual values that tend to be important to these women. Shown with Schwingel, center, are her co-authors, left, doctoral student Patricia Glvez and post-doctoral research fellow Emerson Sebastio. Alumna Deborah Linares also was a co-author on the studies.

    University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Andiara Schwingel’s studies show that health-promotion programs may be more successful at reaching older Latinas in the U.S. if they incorporate the religious and spiritual values that tend to be important to these women. Shown with Schwingel, center, are her co-authors, left, doctoral student Patricia Gálvez and post-doctoral research fellow Emerson Sebastião. Alumna Deborah Linares also was a co-author on the studies.

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