Fitness Must Haves for 2011
LATINA's 2011 Fitness Must-Haves
By Miranda Noland | 01/09/2011 - 13:00

It's one week into the new year. How are you doing on your new year's resolutions? A majority of resolutions center around getting thinner and healthier. If you are anything like us, you may need some bright new gear or a virtual personal trainer to help you keep your butt in gear. It's the perfect way to reward yourself for sticking to your goals!


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New Year, New You: 8 Tips on Keeping Your Resolutions
New Year, New You: 8 Tips on How to Keep Your Resolutions
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/07/2011 - 12:30

How many of us compile a long list of resolutions that will surely turn us into much better versions of our current selves only to crash and burn miserably around, oh, week two?

Trading old habits for new ones can be difficult and takes serious commitment, but if you learn what makes a successful resolution you’ll increase your chances of making it into February with your goals and motivation still intact.


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Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
Facebook Game Launched to Help Educate Latinos on Diabetes
By Mariela Rosario | 11/14/2010 - 12:00

Did you know that Latinos are twice as likely to have diabetes than our Caucasian counterparts? In fact, around 10 percent of Hispanics (two million of us) are reported to have diabetes.

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, HealthSeeker Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso was created. Healthseeker is a Facebook application that aims to help the nearly 10 million Latino who use the social networking site by providing lifestyle and nutritional tips to manage diabetes.


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Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough Outbreak Hitting Latinos the Hardest
By Fox News Latino | 10/29/2010 - 11:26

A serious whooping cough outbreak is happening in the U.S., especially in California. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing spells and respiratory inflammation of the upper airways. It is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, sending bacteria airborne. Whooping cough can be tough to diagnose because early symptoms are mild and resemble a cold. In some people, this infection can lead to pneumonia and in severe cases, even death.


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NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Week Starts Today
By Jazmin Perez | 10/13/2010 - 14:49

The 8th annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is on October 15, with kick-off events starting today across the country.

Community leaders and elected officials gathered this morning at New York’s City Hall to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latinos in the U.S., and unite against hate crimes.


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U.S. Apologizes for Experimenting with STD's in Guatemala
U.S. Apologizes for Experimenting with STD's in Guatemala
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 15:05

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued an apology today for a series of secret public health experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.


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Considering the Brazilian Blowout? Read This First!
Considering the Brazilian Blowout? Read This First!
By Kate Sandoval | 09/29/2010 - 12:45

The Brazilian Blowout—a hugely popular salon treatment that transforms curly, frizzy, or damaged hair into smooth, shiny strands for up to three months—claims to be formaldehyde free. Not so, according to Oregon Health and Science University, which detected that the formulas were 4.85 percent to 10 percent formaldehyde, a probable carcinogen.


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Powerful Portion Control Tools
By Janel Martinez | 09/22/2010 - 15:40

“Everything in moderation” is an essential mantra to live by when on the road to healthy eating. Here are a few more options—from designer dishes to easy-to-use dispensers—that will have you both eating and thinking better.


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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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Take Care of You: Saving Your Mental Health
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/21/2010 - 14:39

¡Ayúdame!

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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