Health

 
My New Year's Resolutions
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 12/29/2009 - 14:36

When it comes to romance, 2009 has been quite a learning experience for me. I finally opened up emotionally and expressed myself without fear. I followed my intuition even though everyone around me thought I was nuts. And once again I proved that I am one resilient chica.

With all these lessons down, I am looking forward to 2010. I even made a few Emotional New Year's Resolutions to help better my life. Because let's face it, if we don't love ourselves, we can't have satisfying, healthy and loving relationships. So 2010 will be the year where Sujeiry:


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Go Pink: Shop For a Good Cause!
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2009 - 19:00

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, we bring you all the hottest products that blush pink over their devotion to the cause. With every item you buy, you’ll help fund the fight against this disease. So, what are you waiting for? Get your shop on!

Reporting by Angelique Serrano and Dorkys Ramos


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Gadget Guide: Exercise Reinvented Again with "Wii Fit Plus"
By Chris Hermosilla | 10/12/2009 - 11:00

The game gurus at Nintendo have been hard at work changing people’s perceptions of video games with its smash hit Wii system. Last year, Wii Fit remixed the traditional exercise workout by introducing a digital Balance Board that tracks weight and movement, along with software that blends aerobics, yoga and quirky balance-based games so well that it actually made lunges and stretches enjoyable. And this week, I got to put my hands (well, feet) on the sequel to that game: Wii Fit Plus.


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How Cuba Saved My Life
By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez | 10/02/2009 - 13:50

It was December 2008, and like an estimated 46 million other Americans, I was without health insurance. On New Year’s Eve I suddenly developed heart palpitations, vertigo, tremors, pins and needles, burning spots all over my body, slurred speech, crying spells and severe drops in blood pressure upon standing. I rushed to the emergency room, thinking I was having a heart attack.


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Laura Posada Talks to Us About Her New Book, "Fit Home Team"
By Mariela Rosario | 09/14/2009 - 14:39

Laura Posada is more than just the wife of famed Yankees all-star baseball catcher Jorge Posada. She’s also a lawyer, a certified personal trainer, cofounder of The Jorge Posada Foundation and a devoted mom of two beautiful children, Jorge Luis, 8, and Paulina, 5.


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How To Prevent H1N1
By Dorkys Ramos | 09/10/2009 - 11:12

Last Spring, we got an unexpected flu scare when the H1N1 (or Swine) Flu crashed onto the scene. Now that flu season is right around the corner, it’s important to know the differences between seasonal Influenza and the H1N1 Flu, what to do if you get either one and how you can protect yourself and your family from contracting them.


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Let's Get Physical
By Dorkys Ramos | 07/24/2009 - 13:06

You know you should schedule a yearly physical exam, but do you actually do it? Seeing the doc on the regular (yes, even if you’re not sick) not only helps detect diseases before they turn serious, but also keeps your vaccinations up-to-date and reduces your risk for future problems too.


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Staff Health Challenge: A Lifelong Promise
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 14:26

This health challenge has opened my eyes up to what I can accomplish when I put my mind to something. It has also made it clear what my weaknesses are (mainly wine and chocolate, in that order). But the most important thing I've learned through this process is that health and fitness isn't just a 90 day project, it's a lifelong commitment—just like marriage.


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Pregnant Women Dying at "Scandalous" Rates in Peru
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 10:36

A new Amnesty International report titled "Fatal Flaws: Barriers to Maternal Health in Peru" found that many poor, indigenous pregnant women are dying because they lack access to the basic medical care afforded other women in the country.


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Staff Health Challenge: This Fight is Far From Over
By Dorkys Ramos | 07/08/2009 - 16:25

And so the Latina Staff Health Challenge comes to a close, but my personal one is far from over. Throughout these 90 days I saw how it was possible to gain weight if I kept on top of things and then how easily I lost it if I so much as skimped on a meal. The frustrations came in when after gaining several pounds within the first few weeks, I lost a couple just as fast. I had to banish my scale to underneath the bed when I saw how much importance I was giving those numbers. That constant up and down affected my motivation to keep trying.


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