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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Dolores dice...Dime Con Quién Andas
By Dolores | 03/11/2010 - 13:06

Dear Dolores:

I’m currently making a lot of lifestyle changes: eating healthy, exercising, quitting smoking, attending college and developing a music career. I’m troubled, though, because many of the friends I’ve had for years are still drinking, smoking, eating junk food and lacking ambition. Worst of all, although I don’t relate to them anymore, I feel myself falling back into my old habits when I’m around them. I feel like I have outgrown our friendship, but I feel bad just cutting ties with them. Am I being big-headed?  

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The Whole Truth
By Nicole Toro | 03/09/2010 - 19:10

When I arrived to my Bariatric appointment last week with my best friend (THANK YOU!) I was so nervous. I was more nervous to get on that scale than to actually discuss the surgery. My blood pressure was taken, which was fine except for the obvious issue of my weight and BMI (body mass index). But when we got down to business discussing which surgery I wanted to do and the reasons why I had wanted to go through the Sleeve Gastrectomy, it made me pause.

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Getting Ready to Go Under the Knife
By Nicole Toro | 02/15/2010 - 12:00

I went to the seminar for my pending surgery, and am getting ready for my pre-op appointment on Feb. 25, at which point I’ll learn exactly when my surgery will take place. In this forum, I learned about all different types of bariatric surgeries. And most importantly, I learned how important it is for me to make this change in my life.

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Understanding Heidi Montag
By Nicole Toro | 02/03/2010 - 17:49

Oddly enough, reality star Heidi Montag was all over the news talking about her numerous plastic surgery procedures around the time I decided to pursue having gastric bypass. Thankfully, people have been very supportive of my choice. However, the reactions to Montag seemed to be overwhelmingly negative. The truth is that in many ways I can relate to her (if you can imagine that!). She had a serious body modification, and so will I.

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Get Ready for Spring: Stylish Fitness Gear
By Miranda Noland | 01/29/2010 - 11:00

2010 is only a month old, and a lot of us are already breaking our resolutions to exercise more and get healthy. We believe that sometimes a person simply needs the right motivation to get back on track—cute workout clothes, to be exact. Forget about dull colors and boxy shapes and try these fun colors and sleek silhouettes. Ready, set, go!



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