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Latino Health Paradox
Want to Live a Long Time? Latinize Your Lifestyle!
By Amaris Castillo | 08/12/2011 - 17:15

Despite commonly held theories that link education and higher income levels to better health, recent data indicates Latinos go against the grain.  According to Huffington Post, the phenomenon sometimes called the Latino Health Paradox remains a mystery to many.

Gov’t Announces New Health Care Benefits for Women


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Happy Patient
Gov't Announces New Health Care Benefits for Women
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/01/2011 - 17:09

The federal government has announced new guidelines that will enable women to get preventive health care at no additional cost.

Among the services that new insurance plans will be required to provide, deductible- and copay-free, starting next summer: FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, screening for gestational diabetes, breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling, HIV screening and counseling, human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older, sexually transmitted infection counseling and domestic violence screening and counseling.


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4 Life Lessons Learned at a Nudist Colony
4 Life Lessons Learned at a Nudist Colony
By Grace Bastidas | 06/30/2011 - 15:30

Have you ever been to the beach and considered taking your top off to get a more even tan, but were too embarrassed to go through with it? Well, imagine how you would feel at a nudist camp where taking it all off is often mandatory. I had a chance to visit Solair Recreation League, “a family-oriented nudist resort,” in Woodstock, Connecticut once, and here’s what I learned about nudity from that experience: 

Everyone looks starkly different naked.


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Celebrity Trainer Ary Nuñez's 10 Tips For A Bikini-Ready Body
By Latina Staff | 06/16/2011 - 15:49

Rihanna and Kat Deluna love to show off their smoking hot bodies in revealing dresses—and can you blame ‘em? Both of these Caribbean queens stay in shape with Latina celebrity trainer Ary Nuñez, who keeps the pop stars toned by coming up with new, interesting workouts all the time.

Get in Shape Like Your Fave Celeb This Spring!


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Healthy Eating Tips for Junk Food Addict Selena Gomez—And You Too!
By Latina Staff | 06/16/2011 - 12:30

Selena Gomez recently admitted that part of the reason she fell so sick over the weekend was that she is a junk food addict and was not eating right. With a schedule as crazy as hers, this is something that the former Disney teen queen really has to stay on top of—unless she wants to find herself in the hospital again! We can't really blame her, when life gets crazy busy (as it always seems to be for Gomez) it's hard to take the time out to really take care of yourself. 


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Single Latina Moms Healthier Than Most
Latina Single Moms Healthier Than Most
By Grace Bastidas | 06/14/2011 - 12:00

Single mothers suffer poorer health than married moms, according to a new study conducted by sociologists at Ohio State. Researchers, who surveyed 3,000 single and married mothers, found that women who had children out of wedlock were worse off by the time they reached their 40’s, even if they tied the knot along the way.

Except for Latinas, that is.


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Paulina Rubio Shares 5 Tips for a Sexy Body
Paulina Rubio's Top 5 Tips for a Sexy Summer Body
By Celestrellas | 06/09/2011 - 15:10
Paulina Rubio is back! After fighting depression over the traumatic loss of her father back in January and weathering rumors of turmoil in her marriage to Nicolás Vallejo Nájera, Paulina Rubio is a new woman. She's clearly rejuvenated by the time she took off to care for her baby boy, Andrea Nicolás. Oh and did we mention how amazing she looks? She's back in great shape after working hard to to lose the baby weight through rigorous workouts and healthier living.

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Latino Hangover Cures
The 5 Best Latin American Hangover Cures
By Grace Bastidas | 06/08/2011 - 16:00

You know the consequences—blazing headache, nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, red eyes, muscle pain—and still, you decide to do one more kamikaze shot. And while you may not end up in Bangkok like the boys from The Hangover Part II, you will most likely end up hovering over your toilet. Thankfully we have the best Latin American cures for even the most persistent of hangovers.

Menudo in Mexico


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Why Latin Americans Live Longer—And How You Can Too
By Grace Bastidas | 05/26/2011 - 11:35

The world’s oldest person is Maria Gomes Valentim, a 114-year-old woman from Brazil, according to the Guinness WorldRecords. She attributes her longevity to her morning cup of coffee with bread and fruit and the occasional glass of wine. The great-great grandmother is at the top of a list of Latin Americans who enjoy long lives thanks to solid diets, low stress and/or access to healthcare. Here are the Spanish-speaking countries (and one mystical village) where age is just a number:

Costa Rica

Life expectancy: 77.72


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Mental Health
National Mental Health Month: When Should You Seek Help Like Demi Did?
By Grace Bastidas | 05/16/2011 - 08:30

Disney star Demi Lovato recently revealed that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the treatment facility she checked herself into last November. The 18-year-old is a brave example of how you can gain greater self-awareness by seeking help when emotional and psychological problems become unmanageable. Unfortunately, not everyone takes those necessary steps, especially within the Latin community. So in honor of National Mental Health Month, we talked to Dr.


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