By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2009 - 11:51
A 34-year-old Florida women named Yasmin Hernandez is fighting for her life after being striken with a rare disease. Toxic epidermal necrolysis is the most severe form of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a disease caused by an adverse reaction to medication. The illness is causing Hernandez's skin to literally burn off from the inside out.
"She had a fever of 109. I thought my thermometer was broken. I rushed her to the hospital," her husband, Benjamin Hernandez said.
By Akanke Small | 06/04/2009 - 13:45
Just because Swine Flu is no longer a top story on the news doesn't mean we're out of the woods. The spread of the H1N1 virus (aka Swine Flu) to Australia, the U.K., Japan and Spain means that it is close to becoming a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
By Dorkys Ramos | 04/16/2009 - 17:15
While you get into spring-cleaning mode this season, be sure to take a peek inside your makeup bag too. Did you find your perfect foundation shade ages ago and held on to it for years because there’s still a bit left in the bottle? You might want to read on before reaching for that sponge.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2008 - 14:50
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2008 - 11:26
November isn't just a month to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's also American Diabetes Awareness Month. As we all (should) know, Latinas are more likely to get diabetes than not—we have a 52.5% lifetime risk of developing the disease. What you may not know is that scientist-types are constantly figuring out ways to both lower that risk and fight diabetes without drugs. Here’s the rundown:
Eat edamame. Chicas who do have a 47% lower risk for developing diabetes.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 15:19
We know how easy it is to get off track over the holidays, so here are ten easy tips to help keep you focused, fit and healthy from Thanksgiving through the New Year!
1. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
Plan your workouts in advance so that you don't skip them. If you know you have to shop after work and can't hit the gym, wake up early and go in the morning. Plan to meet a friend or sign up for classes so that you feel more committed to attend. While at the gym, maximize your time with workouts that burn lots of calories like kickboxing or circuit training.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/14/2008 - 12:55
There’s tons of suspicion out there when it comes to vaccines, from worries that they will infect recipients with the very diseases they are meant to inoculate against, to concerns that they cause autism in children. But there’s one vaccine that all medical workers agree on as a necessity for certain high-risk groups: the flu shot. In any given year, your chances of catching this nasty bug range from 1 in 20 to 1 in 5. And it lands more than 200,000 people in hospital bed—and kills about 36,000 folks. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/03/2008 - 12:36
Sure, you may not be bearing all in a teeny bikini in the winter months, but that's no excuse to stop working out! It's important to stay fit over the cooler months and fight that winter bulge. There are plenty of ways that you can make an indoor workout fun and challenging. Check out these great tips from Latina.Com's fitness expert Phoenix Carnevale on how to move that outdoor workout indoors without missing a step:
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2008 - 14:57
If the idea of losing weight conjures up images of annoying diets, endless hours of sweating at the gym, and magical pills promoting empty promises, you’re not alone. A lot of people make drastic changes that are impossible to sustain or restrict themselves so much that they quickly lose their motivation when it comes to losing weight, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Tiny, virtually painless changes in your daily routine can go a long way and help to keep you motivated on your path to your weight loss goals.
It’s easy! You can start by: