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).
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/07/2012 - 15:00
With crop tops back in full force and bikini season upon us, your mid-section will be on full display. And while it can be a problem area for many, a few simple exercises can help you get a tight tummy, so you can be cool, confident, and ready to strut your stuff.
By Sally Mercedes | 04/05/2012 - 12:42
We've heard of people crossing state lines in search of legal, affordable reproductive health services (birth control, abortion, etc.), but now women are crossing the Mexican border. According to a study published in the June 2010 American Journal of Public Health, more Latinas are making their way to Mexico where they have easier access to affordable birth control. Another trend is bringing birth control over to the U.S. in bulk and then selling it on the black market.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/03/2012 - 12:27
Despite recent reports that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation would cut funding and preventive care for the non-profit family-planning organization Planned Parenthood, the foundation has decided to reverse its decision. “We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities," said the group.
By Amaris Castillo | 01/11/2012 - 11:00
After Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon suffered a health scare recently, a source close to the married couple said the experience has brought them closer.