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Childhood Obesity Rates Finally Declining
Childhood Obesity Rates Finally Declining
By Amaris Castillo | 08/07/2013 - 10:58

For the first time in a long time, the childhood obesity rate among U.S. children is declining. According to Fox News Latino, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that there were at least small drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers in 19 states.


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The Sexual Activity That Just Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/06/2013 - 17:03

Your ojos are not deceiving you! Neurological research suggests that having an orgasm is actually a better exercise for your brain than any Sudoku, crossword puzzle or other brain stimulating activity.

According to MSN Now, neuroscientist Professor Barry Komisaruk of Rutgers University has found that orgasms are a much more effective workout for the brain.


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Celebrity Workouts: What 8 Stars Do To Stay Fit
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/29/2013 - 14:00

Some of our favorite Latina celebrities are known for their toned abs, killer biceps and overall amazing body. We've been dying to know what these ladies do to stay in shape, and since we know we're probably not the only ones, we went searching to find out what their workout routines entail.

Here are 8 sexy famous mujeres and their exercise secrets:


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "4 Fun Summer Workouts!"
Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "4 Fun Summer Workouts!"
By Evelyn Lozada | 07/03/2013 - 12:56

I love working out when it doesn’t feel like I’m working out. Do any of you feel this way? To me, the best kind of workout is one that doesn't feel like you're exercising at all. Thank goodness that summer is here and there are so many activities that you can do in order to get your body moving and burn those unwanted calories without feeling like you are in the gym. So, lets skip the gym this week while still shedding calories and having some fun!

Here are some of my favorite workouts for summer. What are yours?


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "5 Ways Exercising Can Make You Feel Gorgeous!"
By Evelyn Lozada | 06/26/2013 - 11:36

Summer has just started and it’s time to get into tip-top shape for the rest of the upcoming months! It’s no secret if you exercise, you will be healthier, feel good and look good! Exercise can have a very positive effect on your overall appeal. Here's how:


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "Let's Talk About Abs!"
By Evelyn Lozada | 06/05/2013 - 14:31

With summer approaching the question always comes up…how did you get great abs? Normally people with great abs have done one or two things, worked their abs consistently hard and eating properly.


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Marijuana Plant
Study Finds Marijuana May Help Prevent Brain Damage
By Latina Staff | 06/03/2013 - 14:00

We all know medical marijuana is often used on cancer patients who are undergoing chemo therapy, but it looks like the drug may also be useful for medical issues surrounding the brain. It may come as a surprise to some to hear that medical marijuana could actually have a positive affect on the brain considering it's always been known to have a negative affect, but it's true.


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Robi Draco Rosa at Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica
I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
By Sugey Palomares | 06/03/2013 - 12:37

Robi Draco Rosa is the latest celebrity to beat cancer. The 43-year-old musician/songwriter took to Twitter late last week to share the joyous news and announce that he is officially cancer free.


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Lose Weight Before Getting Pregnant
5 Reasons You Must Lose Weight Before Getting Pregnant
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/31/2013 - 16:42

The obesity epidemic is no joke. Although it’s affecting our community in various ways, including Latino kids being more likely to be overweight than others, one of the worst results is that overweight and obese women are getting pregnant--and risking their lives and those of their babies. We don’t want to scare you but we do want to make you aware of the risks and how to avoid them. We know you just want to have a healthy, happy baby. Here’s why that means dropping some pounds before getting pregnant. 


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Study Says Immigrants Put Billions Into Medicare
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 13:33

When the topic of immigration reform and health care comes up, immigrants are oftentimes expected to be a drain on federal programs. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs is debunking that myth.

Conducted by Harvard University, the study revealed immigrants contributed $115 billion more to Medicare than they drew out between 2002 and 2009.


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