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Breast Cancer Survivor Adamari Lopez
EXCLUSIVE: Breast Cancer Survivor Adamari Lopez's Health Advice for Latinas
By Sugey Palomares | 10/17/2012 - 18:00

Actress and Un Nuevo Dia morning show host, Adamari Lopez is inspiring Latinas to take charge of their health. The breast cancer survivor is currently on tour for Yoplait’s save Lids to Save Lives campaign, which over the years has raised more than $34 million for breast cancer research. The Puerto Rican star is currently traveling throughout the U.S. including, New York, Texas, and Miami, to help spread breast cancer awareness in our communities.


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AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon
Latinos & AIDS - What You Need to Know
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 18:00

October 15 marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach the Latino community, promote HIV testing and provide HIV prevention and access to care. 

Our community is seriously affected by the HIV epidemic. Consider this: 


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Couple Cooking Together
Avoid the New Relationship Weight Gain
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/14/2012 - 11:00

Sad truth: most of us tend to put on a few pounds once we start a new relationship. It’s easy to understand why we gain those “love pounds”: Once you’re comfortable around someone, diet just doesn’t seem to matter as much. (Dessert, anyone?) Also, you typically adopt your partner’s eating habits, so if your man likes a bowl of ice cream after dinner, you’re likely to have one as well. California-based fitness coach Christina Barone shares with us five ways to avoid gaining weight in a new relationship.

 


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Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon
Breast Cancer by the Numbers
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. 

 


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Nico Castro Halloween Costume Drive
Six-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient Starts Halloween Costume Drive
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.


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Anti-Abortion Protest in Argentina
Court Blocks Abortion for Rape Victim in Argentina
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. 


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Caramel Apples
Slimming Tricks For Autumn Treats
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. 


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World Health Day
New Study Finds Four Different Types of Breast Cancer
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.


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Woman Using an ATM
7 Germy Public Hot Spots
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! 


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Heart Disease: Warning Signs & Prevention
Heart Disease: Warning Signs & Prevention
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.


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