By Valerie Tejeda | 10/17/2012 - 19:00
Nowadays it seems we're bombarded with conflicting messages about supplements. While certain vitamins are important for optimum health, others may be unnecessary (or even harmful). Here’s a guide to what vitamins to take, and which ones to skip.
Warning: Before starting any supplement regimen, make sure you contact your doctor first to make sure supplements are beneficial for your health needs.
By Sugey Palomares | 10/02/2012 - 16:00
Patricia Garcia, 25, has the soul of a survivor. The Mexican newlywed from California was diagnosed with a rare type of tumor that is effecting her lungs and heart. She is currently treating her three-malignant thymoma at the USC Hospital in Los Angeles. As treatment expenses continue to mount, her family launched a Give Forward campaign to help with medical costs.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/24/2012 - 15:23
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 present higher breast cancer rates than Latinas, it is more common for Hispanic women to get diagnosed at more advanced stages of cancer, which makes it more difficult to treat.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/13/2012 - 18:00
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and is also the leading cause of death for women. Latina women are particularly at risk, as many of us don’t take the time to exercise (yikes!). Dr. Juan J. Rivera is an Internist and Cardiologist in Miami, Florida, who specializes in cardiovascular diseases. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera is very active in the Latino community.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 13:00
Sofia Vergara is joining the fight against cancer.
The Modern Family star, and cancer survivor, will participate in the third annual Stand Up to Cancer telethon airing this Friday on a variety of networks including, ABC, NBC, Mun2, and HBO Latino. The Colombian actress will share the stage with a long list of celebrities including Alicia Keys, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel and many more.
By Michelle Rivas | 08/22/2012 - 17:00
Detox diets are all the rage when it comes to fast weight loss, but are they safe? Before starting a “too good to be true” weight loss program, learn the truth about detox diets and their dangerous side effects.
What is a detox diet?
According to Hollywood and anyone looking for a quick diet fix, a detox diet is the answer. In theory, a detox diet is designed to flush unwanted toxins out of the body caused by the build-up of processed foods, fats and sugars. As a result of nutrient loss, rapid weight loss can be experienced.
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 17:00
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is fast approaching (mark your calendars: It’s the month of October!) and we’ve rounded up the best products to help support some great organizations. Go pink and support the cause!
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/16/2012 - 17:08
Most of us have an everyday vice that we just can’t seem to live with out. While many of these habits tend to be harmless, some can be harmful to your health! We break down which vices are truly terrible, and which you can keep indulging (with little guilt).