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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The 10 Biggest Health Challenges Facing Latinas
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.


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Five Exercises You’re Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them
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.


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Get Ready for Spring: Stylish Fitness Gear
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!

 

 


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