By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 13:00 | 0 Comments
Did you know that Latinos are twice as likely to have diabetes than our Caucasian counterparts? In fact, around 10 percent of Hispanics (two million of us) are reported to have diabetes.
To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso was created. Healthseeker is a Facebook application that aims to help the...
By Fox News Latino | 10/29/2010 - 11:26 | 0 Comments
A serious whooping cough outbreak is happening in the U.S., especially in California. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing spells and respiratory inflammation of the upper airways. It is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, sending bacteria airborne. Whooping cough can be tough to diagnose...
By Lee Hernandez | 10/14/2010 - 11:38 | 2 Comments
For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collected national life expectancy data for the Hispanic population and what they found is that Hispanics live longer than whites and blacks, USA Today reports.
According to a new...
By Jazmin Perez | 10/13/2010 - 14:49 | 1 Comment
The 8th annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is on October 15, with kick-off events starting today across the country.
Community leaders and elected officials gathered this morning at New York’s City Hall to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latinos in the U.S., and unite against hate crimes.
New York State in...
By Janel Martinez | 09/22/2010 - 15:40 | 3 Comments
“Everything in moderation” is an essential mantra to live by when on the road to healthy eating. Here are a few more options—from designer dishes to easy-to-use dispensers—that will have you both eating and thinking better.
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 06/07/2010 - 13:00 | 3 Comments
To the school nurse, there is no question that "Roni," a cherub-faced third-grader who tips the scales at more than 90 pounds and stands under four feet tall, is obese. At recess, she struggles to keep up with her classmates in a simple game of tag—panting near exhaustion and calling "time out" early and often.
"The poor baby has it bad," says Carla Hostos, part-time...
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 11:00 | 0 Comments
Chef Daisy Martinez has been a cooking up delicious Latin treats for us on TV for years. From the French Culinary Institute to PBS to the Food Network, she has always made the art of cooking seem so easy and relatable. Latina.com sat down with the acclaimed chef to talk to her about her amazing new cookbook, Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night:...
By Nicole Toro | 05/10/2010 - 16:34 | 13 Comments
Off I go: Today is the day! May 10, 2010, old Nicole transforms into a Nicole that she has dreamed of her entire life. A Nicole who eats healthy, a Nicole who feels healthy and, most importantly, a Nicole who feels great about her self and her body.
Yes, there were obvious obstacles and hurdles I had to overcome during the final stretch. Of course the...
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