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Another kind of “smart pad” strives to keep women healthy and in-the-know about their bodies

Another kind of “smart pad” strives to keep women healthy and in-the-know about their bodies

LatinaLista — Common sense says that when we are proactive about our health — have routine check-ups, perform self-examinations and pay attention to changes in our bodies — that we can usually avoid being in the late stages of a disease or illness when treatment is more costly and good outcomes questionable. For women, this

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New national survey finds nothing “optimistic” for the future of Latinas

LatinaLista — The headline from the latest national poll targeting Latinos summed up the overall results of the survey as, “Poll of Latino families finds optimism despite many obstacles.” Yet, a deeper look into the findings reveals that there’s nothing optimistic for Latinas. The joint survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in partnership

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Before throwing out those leftovers, the EPA wants us to take the Food Recovery Challenge

LatinaLista — A drive through any community in the USA on trash pick-up day reveals an effort to recycle. Yellow lid bins crammed with paper, plastic, boxes, bottles, etc. show that people are getting the message about the environment and are trying to do the right thing. Yet, when it comes to how we, as

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New US Census report shines a light on the reality of today’s multigenerational Latino households

LatinaLista — For the last couple of years, it’s been widely reported how many millennials still live with their parents. Yet, a story that has flown under the radar is how many grandparents are now living with their children and grandchildren. According to the latest US Census report, Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012, 10

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New survey shows most teens and young adults stay too long in abusive relationships

LatinaLista — Young love can be a beautiful experience — unless one person in the relationship is an abuser. And even then, according to a new Mary Kay study, teens would rather suffer abuse in the name of “love” rather than call it quits. In the 2014 Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey, 500 young

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Survey shows Latino youth increasingly disillusioned with politics

LatinaLista — The majority of young people in the country don’t believe elected officials take them and their concerns seriously, according to a new study released by the Black Youth Project. In Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics, Latino youth (49 percent) appeared to be the most disenchanted with our politicians,

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