By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
October 15 marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach the Latino community, promote HIV testing and provide HIV prevention and access to care.
Our community is seriously affected by the HIV epidemic. Consider this...
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/14/2012 - 10:00 | 0 Comments
Sad truth: most of us tend to put on a few pounds once we start a new relationship. It’s easy to understand why we gain those “love pounds”: Once you’re comfortable around someone, diet just doesn’t seem to matter as much. (Dessert, anyone?) Also, you typically adopt your partner’s eating habits, so if your man likes a bowl of ice cream after dinner, you’re...
By Samantha Leal | 10/11/2012 - 16:09 | 0 Comments
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while the statistics have found lower rates of breast cancer in Latinas than many other groups, we're also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage (when tumors tend to be more aggressive). Here are the numbers you need to know, now,...
By Sugey Palomares | 10/11/2012 - 12:30 | 0 Comments
For 6-year-old brain cancer patient, Nico Castro, Halloween is the most important day of the year. The young boy, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, is undergoing chemotherapy at the Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center in California.
Although Nico was cleared for treatment in time for Halloween, he grew concerned for other sick children...
By Samantha Leal | 10/10/2012 - 08:17 | 0 Comments
A court order announced on Tuesday stopped a rape victim from having an abortion in Argentina, and has ignited controversy in a country where it is legal to have an abortion in the case of rape.
The operation was to be the first legal abortion performed in a public hospital following the reform passed by the Buenos Aires municipal...
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/28/2012 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which means that fall is finally here! With autumn comes lots of temptation to splurge on those tasty seasonal treats. Since the average person gains around ten to fifteen pounds during the holiday season (ay-ay-ay!), making a few small changes can make all the difference.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/24/2012 - 14:23 | 0 Comments
Breast cancer researchers have discovered new information about the disease, which may end up advancing treatment and saving lives. According to the U.S. Department of Health, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. Although white women...
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/14/2012 - 12:47 | 0 Comments
When we’re out running errands, most of us don’t realize the amount of germs we come in contact with on a daily basis. With cold and flu season just beginning, it’s time to get that hand sanitizer ready, especially after coming in contact with these seven things!
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