Health

 
I've Decided to Have Weight Loss Surgery
By Nicole Toro | 01/25/2010 - 11:24

As most of my readers already know, I’ve been contemplating whether or not a Gastrectomy—or gastric bypass surgery—is the right choice for me. After much thought, I believe I'm ready to move forward with the procedure.


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Cuba Performs State-Sponsored Sex Changes
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/20/2010 - 16:20

After ending a long-time ban on sex-change operations back in 2007, the Cuban government has begun to cover the procedure by their universal health care system, Mariela Castro (President Raul Castro’s daughter), told The Washington Post on Tuesday’s fifth Cuban Conference on Sexual Education, Orientation and Therapy.


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Take a Good Look at Me
By Nicole Toro | 01/18/2010 - 12:00

I’m back from


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Dolores dice...Sins of the Flesh
By Dolores | 01/11/2010 - 14:25

Dear Dolores:

I was gordita when I first started going out with my boyfriend two years ago. A while back, I decided to get myself in shape, and now I have the body I’ve always wanted. The problem is that he doesn’t pay attention to me any more. What should I do?

Flaca Confundida in San Diego

Dear Flaca:


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Brazilians Feel the Most Pressure to be Thin
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 12:45

Brazil is famous for it’s beautiful people, but apparently it comes at a price. According to a poll commissioned by Reader’s Digest for it’s February issue, 83% of Brazilians said that they felt pressure to be thin.


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New Year, New You: How To Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions
By Mariela Rosario | 01/08/2010 - 14:00

We all get a chance to start over with the new year, and for many of us, this means making a pledge to take better care of ourselves. Almost everyone makes some sort of New Year’s resolution to lose weight or eat healthier, but by the time February rolls around, most of us will have given up on our well-intentioned goals.


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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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