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5 Things Latinas Need to Know About Cervical Cancer Prevention
5 Things Latinas Need to Know About Cervical Cancer Prevention
By Samantha Leal | 01/08/2013 - 14:35

Did you know Latinas have the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the U.S.? Scary, right? What’s scarier: cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable. Here’s what you need to know about cervical cancer, in honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month.

Pap Smears Are Priority


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Evelyn Lozada
Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: How to Lose Weight in Your Problem Areas!
By Evelyn Lozada | 12/19/2012 - 16:11

Hello, Everyone!

I receive messages from women all of the time telling me they have a hard time losing weight in their problem areas. But I want all you mujeres out there to know: you don't have to get a nip/tuck or go “under the knife" to solve those problems. All you have to do is eat the right foods and REALLY exercise and you can achieve your goal! Just take the time to make the necessary changes. 


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: How to Flatten Your Tummy With a Super-Ab Workout!
By Evelyn Lozada | 12/05/2012 - 14:00

Hello Everyone!

I’m very excited about my first blog entry with Latina.com! This is certainly an honor and I look forward to sharing my health and fitness secrets with ALL of you!  I have consulted with Celebrity trainer, Tim Hamilton of GetFit Trim (@gitfittim), who has helped me modify several different workouts not only for myself (but also for you!). 


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Listen Up: It's World Diabetes Day!
World Diabetes Day: Why It Should Matter To Latinos
By Samantha Leal | 11/14/2012 - 15:18

It's World Diabetes Day! The day, celebrated every year on November 14, is designed to increase diabetes advocacy and awareness. In fact, the entire month of November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.

So why should this be important to you? More than 10 percent of Hispanics ages 20 and older have diagnosed diabetes. Moreover, a Cedars-Sinai study confirmed that Latinos are more prone to developing Type 2 diabetes. 


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Your Flu Shot Guide
By Helen Troncoso | 10/29/2012 - 17:00

The sound of sneezing, coughing and runny noses means it’s officially flu season. The flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness affecting your nose, throat and lungs. It’s caused by a different virus than the common cold, and while they share similar symptoms, the flu often lasts longer, can worsen chronic conditions, and can even cause death. The best way to prevent the flu is through vaccination, which is available as an injection or nasal spray. 

When should you get the flu shot?


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Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Stand Up 2 Cancer event
I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
By Sugey Palomares | 10/23/2012 - 16:00

Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the leading cancer in Hispanic men while breast cancer dominates among Latin women. Learn more about cancer prevention and early detection for Latinos at cancer.org. In honor of their cause, we are highlighting Latino stars and survivors who beat the disease.


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The Top 5 Things Latinas Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
By Cecilia Munoz | 10/22/2012 - 14:00

Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, the health care law – the Affordable Care Act – will help ensure Latinas and their families get the security they deserve and are protected from the worst insurance company abuses. The healthier we are as Latinas, the more freedom we have to pursue our dreams and contribute to our families, our workplaces and communities.

Here are five ways the new health care law (the Affordable Care Act) helps you: 


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Your Vitamin Guide: What To Skip and What To Take
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/17/2012 - 19:00

Nowadays it seems we're bombarded with conflicting messages about supplements. While certain vitamins are important for optimum health, others may be unnecessary (or even harmful). Here’s a guide to what vitamins to take, and which ones to skip.

Warning: Before starting any supplement regimen, make sure you contact your doctor first to make sure supplements are beneficial for your health needs. 


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Breast Cancer Survivor Adamari Lopez
EXCLUSIVE: Breast Cancer Survivor Adamari Lopez's Health Advice for Latinas
By Sugey Palomares | 10/17/2012 - 18:00

Actress and Un Nuevo Dia morning show host, Adamari Lopez is inspiring Latinas to take charge of their health. The breast cancer survivor is currently on tour for Yoplait’s save Lids to Save Lives campaign, which over the years has raised more than $34 million for breast cancer research. The Puerto Rican star is currently traveling throughout the U.S. including, New York, Texas, and Miami, to help spread breast cancer awareness in our communities.


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AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon
Latinos & AIDS - What You Need to Know
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 18:00

October 15 marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach the Latino community, promote HIV testing and provide HIV prevention and access to care. 

Our community is seriously affected by the HIV epidemic. Consider this: 


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