By Valerie Tejeda | 06/21/2012 - 18:05
Going grocery shopping can be overwhelming. While lots of stores carry organic fruits and vegetables, many tend to be very pricey. So in these hard economic times, is buying organic really necessary? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released the new ”dirty dozen” list for 2012 sharing which fruits and veggies are the highest in pesticides. While some produce such as avocado, kiwi, and asparagus are perfectly safe, others are full of chemicals that you can easily avoid. Here are 12 fruits and vegetables that you should always buy organic.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00
The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2012 - 20:00
Cleanses seem to be everywhere, especially with the start of bathing suit season. (Salma Hayek is such a fan of them that she co-founded her own cleansing system!) Here are five tried-and-true cleanses that celebrities love.
By Latina Staff | 06/11/2012 - 19:00
While certain diseases strike every ethnic group, Latinas are affected at a much higher rate and have a poorer prognosis for many. Accessibility to healthcare, education, prevention and early detection are key to making significant changes within our communities. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself healthy and safe, according to Dr. Helen Troncoso, Ms. New York America and a women’s health advocate.
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/11/2012 - 15:00
Celebrities have many secrets to looking fabulous and fit. Former reporter and host for Today and MSNBC, Susan Campos is known for tracking trends and getting the inside scoop on all things Hollywood. Campos is now the co-founder of the website Beauty Undercover and is sharing how famous Latinas keep in shape while still being able to devour their favorite Latin foods. (Hey, a girl’s gotta eat!)
By Samantha Leal | 06/01/2012 - 10:00
Researchers are now stating that a disease known as Chagas disease could do us global damage – like that of AIDS. Described as the “new AIDS of the Americas”, this parasitic disease is most often found in Latin American countries, with most cases reported from Bolivia, Mexico, and Colombia.
By Araceli Cruz | 05/30/2012 - 14:00
Being healthy and in shape should always be priority, but with summer approaching (and quickly!) it might be time to start thinking a bit more about moving that body. Barry’s Bootcamp – a favorite among celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian – is a high-intensity workout that blends dance moves, strength training and treadmills. Yes, treadmills.
By Valerie Tejeda | 05/23/2012 - 17:00
Summer is almost here, which means it’s almost time to break out the bathing suit and shorts. But if the thought of hitting a gym makes you cry a little inside, don’t freak out just yet – we’ve got some better activities to get you moving.
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.