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Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 12:00

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 nearly 10 million Latino who use the social networking site by providing lifestyle and nutritional tips to manage diabetes.


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Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough Outbreak Hitting Latinos the Hardest
By Fox News Latino | 10/29/2010 - 11:26

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 because early symptoms are mild and resemble a cold. In some people, this infection can lead to pneumonia and in severe cases, even death.


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Report: Hispanics Live Longer than Other Americans
Report: Hispanics Live Longer than Other Americans
By Lee Hernandez | 10/14/2010 - 11:38

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.


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NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Week Starts Today
By Jazmin Perez | 10/13/2010 - 14:49

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.


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Powerful Portion Control Tools
By Janel Martinez | 09/22/2010 - 15:40

“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.


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Child Obesity in the Latino Community
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 06/07/2010 - 13:00

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 nurse for Roni’s Newark, N.J., school district. "Problem is, her mom thinks those rolls are baby fat. She insists that back in her country no one wants their kid to be skinny and sickly looking. What can you do?"


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Daisy Martinez Tells Us How To Eat Healthy Morning, Noon & Night
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 11:00

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: Bringing Your Family Together with Everyday Latin Dishes, her favorite dish and her advice for busy moms who want to make a special meals for their families.


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I Made It!
By Nicole Toro | 05/10/2010 - 16:34

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. 


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Self-Made Woman: A Transgender Latina Tells Her Story
By Latina Staff | 05/07/2010 - 12:30

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.


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Take Care of You: Saving Your Mental Health
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/21/2010 - 14:39

¡Ayúdame!

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.


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