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. 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


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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The 10 Biggest Health Challenges Facing Latinas
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/07/2010 - 18:49

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 of our lives to suffer.

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Top 10 Things Latinas Can Do to Ensure Sexual Health
By Dr. Aliza Lifshitz | 04/01/2010 - 12:00

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. 

Here are a few important things Latinas can do to maintain good sexual health. 

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Save the Date
By Nicole Toro | 03/31/2010 - 20:00

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 that he explained to me.

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How Will Health-Care Reform Help You?
By Mariela Rosario | 03/23/2010 - 09:30

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 law affect you? We looked into the bill to find out what changes will kick in immediately and what we're going to have wait a few years for. Here's a breakdown:

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Five Exercises You’re Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/16/2010 - 19:00

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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