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.
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.
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.
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?"
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/21/2010 - 14:39
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.
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 04/07/2010 - 18:49
Whether or not you inherited Mami's hair color or her dark, deep-set eyes, the Latina way of taking on more than we can bear and putting everyone else's well-being before our own was passed down almost like a genetic code. But holding it down—sucking it up and enduring every curveball life throws at us, whatever the costs—has its downfalls and may cause other areas of our lives to suffer.
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/16/2010 - 19:00
We’ve all heard the term “No pain, no gain,” but when is that pain actually a sign that you’re doing an exercise totally wrong? “Good post-workout soreness usually happens in your muscles 24-48 hours after a workout while bad soreness is pain or swelling in your joints,” says Stacy Berman, a personal trainer and founder of Stacy’s Boot Camp.
By Miranda Noland | 01/29/2010 - 11:00
2010 is only a month old, and a lot of us are already breaking our resolutions to exercise more and get healthy. We believe that sometimes a person simply needs the right motivation to get back on track—cute workout clothes, to be exact. Forget about dull colors and boxy shapes and try these fun colors and sleek silhouettes. Ready, set, go!
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).