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...
By Latina Staff | 05/07/2010 - 12:30 | 14 Comments
As told to Damarys Ocaña
Sometimes I think that women don’t appreciate their bodies, themselves and their own power enough. I know, because as a transgender woman, my female body has been 15 years in the making. I’ve worked extremely hard to build what you have been born with.
As a little boy growing up...
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/21/2010 - 14:39 | 2 Comments
When is the last time you asked for help?
If you're like most Latinas, you probably can’t even remember. And believe it or not, that one little word, "help," can unlock the secret to your mental health.
"All women need support, but most of us Latinas need even more," says Dr. Karen Johnson, a native Panamanian who is the Associate...
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/07/2010 - 18:49 | 1 Comment
Whether or not you inherited Mami's hair color or her dark, deep-set eyes, the Latina way of taking on more than we can bear and putting everyone else's well-being before our own was passed down almost like a genetic code. But holding it down—sucking it up and enduring every curveball life throws at us, whatever the costs—has its downfalls and may cause other areas...
By Dr. Aliza Lifshitz | 04/01/2010 - 12:00 | 0 Comments
Sexual health is not merely the absence of disease or illness. It's a state of physical, emotional and mental well-being in relation to your sexuality. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, and, most importantly, it means being knowledgeable about your body and knowing where to turn for more information....
By Nicole Toro | 03/31/2010 - 20:00 | 6 Comments
Drum roll please…
So, I spoke to my surgeon who will perform the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Boy, what a meeting! My doctor is AMAZING! He is a down to earth, truth tellin. And he definitely gave me a serious talk on the do’s and don’ts I have to follow before, during, and after surgery. Just so you get an overall understanding of the surgery, I will briefly explain things...
By Mariela Rosario | 03/23/2010 - 09:30 | 3 Comments
On Sunday, the United States House of Representatives passed a historic piece of legislation; a healthcare reform bill that promises to extend coverage to millions who have been denied for reasons ranging from poverty to preexisting conditions. It was a resounding victory for President Barack Obama, but how will this new...
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/16/2010 - 19:00 | 0 Comments
We’ve all heard the term “No pain, no gain,” but when is that pain actually a sign that you’re doing an exercise totally wrong? “Good post-workout soreness usually happens in your muscles 24-48 hours after a workout while bad soreness is pain or swelling in your joints,” says Stacy Berman, a personal trainer and founder of Stacy’s Boot Camp.
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