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Mantenerse en forma para la vida. Necesidades nutricionales de los adultos mayores
Mantenerse en forma para la vida fue publicado originalmente en inglés por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y su contenido se basa en una consulta de expertos que analizaron las pruebas científicas que relacionan el régimen de la alimentación y otros factores—especialmente el ejercicio—que afectan el estado nutricional, la prevención de la enfermedad y la promoción de la salud de los adultos mayores. (© OPS, 2004)(20/Apr/2004)
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Prevalence of Diabetes among Older Adults in Seven Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): The Health Wellbeing and Ageing (SABE) Project
This full-size color poster describes the diabetes component of the interprogrammatic multicenter study on Health, Wellbeing and Ageing (SABE Project, from the acronym in Spanish Salud Bienestar y Envejecimiento), carried out in seven major cities in seven countries of Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay. It contains a summary of the project and its main findings, including graphs with quantitative data.(18/Jun/2004)
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en español     PowerPoint  
em Português PowerPoint  

Other Resources

Healthy Eating and Active Living
This page provides an organized listing of everything on the PAHO web falling under the topic of Healthy Eating and Active Living, encompassing such topics as nutrition (for persons over two years of age), healthy eating habits, diet and physical activity, obesity, exercise, active lifestyles, etc.(30/Jul/2008)
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en español     HTML(19.02k)  

This panoramic page provides an organized listing of all PAHO materials in the area of nutrition, using a broad range of coherent specific subcategories.(6/Jul/2006)
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World Report on Violence and Health
Violence is a major public health problem worldwide, causing millions of deaths each year and permanent disabilities among survivors. Among people ages 15-44, it accounts for 14% of all male and 7% of all female deaths worldwide. This Report examines a broad spectrum of violence including child abuse and neglect by caregivers, youth violence, violence by intimate partners, sexual violence, elder abuse, suicide, and collective violence. Its objectives are to describe the magnitude and impact of violence and key risk factors; summarize the types of intervention and policy responses and their effectiveness; and make recommendations local, national, and international action. Its goals are to raise awareness about the problem of violence and make the case that violence is preventable, highlighting the crucial role public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences.(3/Oct/2002)
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Periodical Publications

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2008
In this issue: PAHO To Consider CNCD Resolutions; Partner's Forum "12 x 2012"; Global Vaccine Alliance Supports Introduction of HPV Vaccine; Jamaica: Prime Minister Golding Underscores Commitment to Caribbean Wellness; Caribbean Wellness Day; CARMEN Policy Observatory(24/Jul/2008)
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Perspectives in Health - Volume 9, Number 1, 2004
Magazine published three times a year by the Pan American Health Organization. This edition features the following articles: Health for One and All: Latinos in the USA - Aging in the Americas - Casting the AIDS Lifeline - Toon in to Monica! - A Question of Human Rights - Child Safety: It's No Accident(3/Jun/2004)
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Pan American Journal of Public Health - Vol 10, No. 5, November 2001
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol 10, No. 5, November 2001(1/Nov/2001)
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