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New text campaign strives to help women impacted by recent Supreme Court birth control ruling

New text campaign strives to help women impacted by recent Supreme Court birth control ruling

LatinaLista — For many young Latinas, one of the most appreciated benefits of the Affordable Care Act has been the opportunity to receive their birth control without paying a co-pay/deductible. Unfortunately, the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows businesses to deny insurance coverage for birth control for their employees if it conflicts with their religious

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Video: Undergrad student shares his easy strategy to eating healthy

LatinaLista — York University undergrad Luke Durward saw that his younger brother was on his way to being unhealthy. How? The younger Durward was cleaning his plate — outeating grown adults several times over. Studying nutrition in college, Luke knew that if something wasn’t done to help his brother it would be harder to help

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New study finds low-income Latino parents encourage obesity behaviors in their children beginning in infancy

LatinaLista — One of the main reasons most often cited as to why school-age children huff and puff their way across the playground is because they’re not getting enough exercise. Experts and healthcare providers agree that this kind of behavior, if not corrected, can only lead to a fat adulthood. Yet, a new study by the

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With so many Latinas at-risk for diabetes, too many never find out until it’s too late

LatinaLista — The recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association revealing that efforts to reduce childhood obesity were working was offset by the disappointing news that the other end of the age spectrum now warranted attention. The study found that women 60 years and older are getting fatter. Their rate of obesity

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New site strives to be one-stop resource for fighting Latino childhood obesity

LatinaLista — No longer can parents delude themselves into thinking that the huggable baby fat encasing their adorable kindergartner with the plump, dimpled cheeks will just disappear with age. A recent study released by Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health found, unfortunately, that likely won’t happen. Researchers discovered that overweight kindergarteners were four times as

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