By Latina Staff | 06/03/2013 - 14:00
We all know medical marijuana is often used on cancer patients who are undergoing chemo therapy, but it looks like the drug may also be useful for medical issues surrounding the brain. It may come as a surprise to some to hear that medical marijuana could actually have a positive affect on the brain considering it's always been known to have a negative affect, but it's true.
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/31/2013 - 16:42
The obesity epidemic is no joke. Although it’s affecting our community in various ways, including Latino kids being more likely to be overweight than others, one of the worst results is that overweight and obese women are getting pregnant--and risking their lives and those of their babies. We don’t want to scare you but we do want to make you aware of the risks and how to avoid them. We know you just want to have a healthy, happy baby. Here’s why that means dropping some pounds before getting pregnant.
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 13:33
When the topic of immigration reform and health care comes up, immigrants are oftentimes expected to be a drain on federal programs. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs is debunking that myth.
Conducted by Harvard University, the study revealed immigrants contributed $115 billion more to Medicare than they drew out between 2002 and 2009.
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/29/2013 - 14:34
Hey beauties! I have received so many messages and requests for help in regards to getting a trim and toned body. So, I wanted to share a few more secrets, motivational tricks and cool moves to help you get things started!
You will definitely see faster results soon!
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/22/2013 - 14:36
Has anyone ever told you, I have the FAT gene? Or, fat runs in my family and our metabolism is slooooooow! If so, don’t you dare worry, because I have five tricks that can help you boost your metabolism and lose weight fast! I bet you didn’t realize there is a trick to it all, did you?
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/16/2013 - 16:50
Being overweight in America is not easy. I know because, although I’m at a healthy weight now, I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. At my highest, I ballooned up to 230 pounds (at just 5’2”!) and wore size 18 clothes. Well, to be honest, I really should have been wearing size 20 pants but I refused to go up that high. Instead, that was the moment that I realized I needed to finally do something about my obesity.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:23
CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin has revealed that Angelina Jolie’s recent story encouraged her to come forward about her battle with breast cancer. While on-air yesterday, the 47-year-old journalist said she was diagnosed with breast cancer three weeks ago and plans on having a double mastectomy.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/14/2013 - 09:26
Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. Actress Angelina Jolie confessed in an op-ed article for The New York Times that she underwent several surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could.
By Celia Shatzman | 05/10/2013 - 11:59
Think skin cancer is not your problem? Think again.
Despite what you may have heard, it’s not just white people who are at risk for skin cancer. “The most common question I get from patients is, ‘Why did I get skin cancer if I’m brown?” says Puerto Rican dermatologist Maritza Perez, an associate clinical professor at Columbia University in New York. “They’re totally in shock.” That supposed immunity is just one of many popular misconceptions, says Dr. Perez, who helps us separate fact from fiction by debunking five common myths: