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  • Optimistic Latinos have healthier hearts, study finds

    Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts, suggests a new study led by University of Illinois social work professor Rosalba Hernandez.

    Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts, suggests a new study led by University of Illinois social work professor Rosalba Hernandez.

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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Rosalba Hernandez, call 217-300-1049; email rherna17@illinois.edu

    The paper “The association of dispositional optimism and Life’s Simple 7’s Cardiovascular Health Index:  Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sociocultural Ancillary Study (SCAS)” is available online or from the News Bureau.