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.
By Angie Romero | 04/20/2011 - 18:42
In a new interview with People, former Disney star Demi Lovato has admitted that, in addition to battling anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation, she is bipolar (also known as manic-depressive). It’s a disease affecting millions of Americans across all ages and ethnic groups that is characterized by abnormally elevated moods (mania) interspersed with periods of depression.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/07/2011 - 17:15
You may say salud when you’re clinking wine glasses, but have you taken the necessary steps to make sure you’re in good health? Well, today is World Health Day, so no time like the present! We talked to Gigi El-Bayoumi, associate professor of medicine at George Washington University Medical Center about the most crucial check-ups women ages 20 to 40 need to get and she stressed the importance of looking at your current health status.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/03/2011 - 14:00
Flip over your driver’s license or state-issued ID. Are you an organ donor? Turns out that Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, are less likely to “make an anatomical gift” than Americans in general. This is especially alarming considering our numbers are growing steadily, and we could be saving lives.
Some of this reticence centers on religion, as many believe that in order to enter heaven their body must be whole. In many cases, they also think that organ donors can’t have open casket funerals.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/01/2011 - 13:00
Ever wonder how your favorite celebs stay in such great shape? Well, we've got their secrets, so before you start a new Spring regimen, check out these workouts! From Penelope Cruz's post-pregnancy plan to Sofia Vergara's curve-toning moves, there's something for everyone.
By First Lady Michelle Obama | 03/30/2011 - 16:05
I want to share with you a personal story in the hopes that it encourages you to get the most out of your doctor visits for your children.
A few years ago as a working mom, I had the best intentions to feed my kids healthy food on a budget, knowing that sometimes pizza or the drive thru were inevitable. But I was surprised when my pediatrician pulled me aside during an annual well-child visit and told me we needed to start paying better attention to what we were feeding our girls.
By Kate Sandoval | 03/25/2011 - 18:22
In last week’s story about how to get Jennifer Lopez’s sexy legs we mentioned the fact that she does tons of lunges and squats to stay toned. Well, celebrity fitness trainer Kathy Kehler recently worked out with the star and shared five of the moves she does with Jen!
By Grace Bastidas | 03/11/2011 - 11:17
The bad news: Latinas and other women of color are three times likelier to develop lupus, a debilitating immune system disease that attacks healthy cells and tissues all over the body. The good news: For the first time in 50 years, there is a drug to treat this painful condition.
The medication Benlysta was approved this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), giving hope to the 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/10/2011 - 18:11
Politicians have been waging a war against women across the country, pushing an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood and other free or low-cost clinics vital for our reproductive health. The amendment has already made it past the House of Representatives and could go even further if U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who introduced the amendment, has his way. We talked to Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, deputy director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), to find out how this would impact us directly.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/07/2011 - 16:45
Latina magazine's editor in chief and co-president Galina Espinoza hosted a special media event this morning with Planned Parenthood to address the disparity in sexual health care among Latinas.
Standing alongside Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and the Director of Latino Engagement Destiny Lopez, the women highlghted the positive effect that reproductive health and education can have for our community. As it stands currently: