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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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Evelyn Lozada
Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "My 5 Secrets to Getting a Trim & Toned Body Fast!"
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/29/2013 - 14:34

Hey beauties! I have received so many messages and requests for help in regards to getting a trim and toned body. So, I wanted to share a few more secrets, motivational tricks and cool moves to help you get things started!

You will definitely see faster results soon!


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "5 Tricks to Increase Your Metabolism & Lose Weight"
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/22/2013 - 14:36

Has anyone ever told you, I have the FAT gene?  Or, fat runs in my family and our metabolism is slooooooow! If so, don’t you dare worry, because I have five tricks that can help you boost your metabolism and lose weight fast! I bet you didn’t realize there is a trick to it all, did you?


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Abercrombie vs H&M
Commentary: It’s Not OK For Abercrombie & Fitch To Tell Me I’m Too Fat
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/16/2013 - 16:50

Being overweight in America is not easy. I know because, although I’m at a healthy weight now, I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. At my highest, I ballooned up to 230 pounds (at just 5’2”!) and wore size 18 clothes. Well, to be honest, I really should have been wearing size 20 pants but I refused to go up that high. Instead, that was the moment that I realized I needed to finally do something about my obesity.


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CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin Reveals She Has Breast Cancer, Plans on Getting Mastectomy
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:23

CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin has revealed that Angelina Jolie’s recent story encouraged her to come forward about her battle with breast cancer. While on-air yesterday, the 47-year-old journalist said she was diagnosed with breast cancer three weeks ago and plans on having a double mastectomy.


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Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Stand Up 2 Cancer event
I'm a Survivor! 5 Latino Stars Who Beat Cancer
By Sugey Palomares | 05/14/2013 - 09:26

Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. Actress Angelina Jolie confessed in an op-ed article for The New York Times that she underwent several surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could.


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Latinas and Skin Cancer: Facts You Should Know
Latinas and Skin Cancer: Facts You Should Know
By Celia Shatzman | 05/10/2013 - 11:59

Think skin cancer is not your problem? Think again.

Despite what you may have heard, it’s not just white people who are at risk for skin cancer. “The most common question I get from patients is, ‘Why did I get skin cancer if I’m brown?” says Puerto Rican dermatologist Maritza Perez, an associate clinical professor at Columbia University in New York. “They’re totally in shock.” That supposed immunity is just one of many popular misconceptions, says Dr. Perez, who helps us separate fact from fiction by debunking five common myths:


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Commentary: Junk Food Commercials Are Targeting Latino Kids In Childhood Obesity Epidemic Fight
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/09/2013 - 16:59

When I was a child and my family first came to the U.S., I remember going to McDonald’s and drinking a lot of soda constantly. Although I was always a bit on the chubby site, it wasn’t long before my weight ballooned up thanks to all of the junk food advertising I was suddenly seeing everywhere. 

I remember fighting with my mom as a teen, when she tried to get me to cut back on my soda habit. I refused. It shouldn’t have surprised me when, a couple of years later, my weight hit 200 pounds. At 5’2”, that was quite a big number. 


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Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: "8 Ways to Motivate Yourself For a Workout!"
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/09/2013 - 10:02

How do you find the motivation to exercise, especially when you don't feel like getting off your rump to do so? Oh, believe me, I have had my days when I'm down right tired and I feel as though I'm not in this by myself.

You have to be mentally prepared to exercise and most of the time, you can psych yourself into working out. I don't know about you, but I think we all need some sort of motivation. Below are 8 ways that motivate me and hopefully you, too!


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