By Samantha Leal | 10/11/2012 - 17:09
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while the statistics have found lower rates of breast cancer in Latinas than many other groups, we're also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage (when tumors tend to be more aggressive). Here are the numbers you need to know, now, when it comes to breast cancer and protecting yourself.
By Sugey Palomares | 10/11/2012 - 13:30
For 6-year-old brain cancer patient, Nico Castro, Halloween is the most important day of the year. The young boy, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, is undergoing chemotherapy at the Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center in California.
Although Nico was cleared for treatment in time for Halloween, he grew concerned for other sick children who may not be home for the special holiday. “I don’t want them to miss out on candy,” said Nico to Today.com.
By Samantha Leal | 10/10/2012 - 09:17
A court order announced on Tuesday stopped a rape victim from having an abortion in Argentina, and has ignited controversy in a country where it is legal to have an abortion in the case of rape.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/28/2012 - 18:00
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which means that fall is finally here! With autumn comes lots of temptation to splurge on those tasty seasonal treats. Since the average person gains around ten to fifteen pounds during the holiday season (ay-ay-ay!), making a few small changes can make all the difference.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/24/2012 - 15:23
Breast cancer researchers have discovered new information about the disease, which may end up advancing treatment and saving lives. According to the U.S. Department of Health, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. Although white women present higher breast cancer rates than Latinas, it is more common for Hispanic women to get diagnosed at more advanced stages of cancer, which makes it more difficult to treat.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/14/2012 - 13:47
When we’re out running errands, most of us don’t realize the amount of germs we come in contact with on a daily basis. With cold and flu season just beginning, it’s time to get that hand sanitizer ready, especially after coming in contact with these seven things!
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 Valerie Tejeda | 09/08/2012 - 15:00
In today’s world it’s hard to not get stressed out. While a bit of stress isn’t too unhealthy, chronic stress can be damaging to your health. Yoga instructor and health expert Mary Alvarez is constantly teaching her clients the importance of reducing the stress in their lives. “Stress can really weigh you down,” she says. “People don’t realize how much stress is actually affecting their bodies.” Alvarez shares with us five ways stress can hurt our bodies, and how you can help reduce it.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/01/2012 - 15:00
The many health benefits of coffee are grabbing headlines these days, which is good news for those of us who can’t live with out our daily caffeine fix! While some coffee drinks can be loaded with sugar and extra calories, a few simple changes can make your drink of choice a lot healthier – so you can order without the guilt.