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Obesity, poor lifestyle and food choices can put Latinos on path to cancer diagnosis

Obesity, poor lifestyle and food choices can put Latinos on path to cancer diagnosis

LatinaLista — Usually when there is a group effort to combat a particular disease or medical issue, there is good news to report. Just look at how far the global community has come in addressing HIV/AIDS. Though the disease is not eradicated, strides have been made ever since that first World Aids Day. Unfortunately, the

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Bi-national/bilingual campaign asks everyone to be a hero in effort to raise $1 million by World Aids Day

LatinaLista — Aside from the fight against terrorism, the only other battle that has united countries to pool resources and research to find a solution, or in this case a cure, is the fight against AIDS. In our interconnected world these days, it’s not hard for diseases of any kind to bypass customs or border

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Purple ribbons deserve equal ‘pinning’ in the month of October

LatinaLista — Though pink may be the dominant ribbon color this month to honor breast cancer awareness, there’s another color that deserves equal ‘pinning’ – purple. Purple stands for domestic violence awareness month. In 2012, a report from the Mary Kay Foundation found domestic violence cases to be on the rise, attributable to the sluggish

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Latina dietitian on a mission to bust nutrition myths and highlight importance of home-cooked meals

By Juan Miret LatinaLista “You’ll never regret eating well.” A simple but powerful motto. Christy Wilson, a Latina registered dietitian and nutrition consultant from Arizona, believes and lives by that principle. And yes, she enjoys a not-so-healthy splurge every now and then; however, she has been blogging, writing, and teaching that healthy eating is not

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Guest Voz: For uninsured and under-insured Latinos, Affordable Care Act is a long overdue prescription

By Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff LatinaLista We all know someone, in our families, at work, or a neighbor, who ignored a nagging health concern because they didn’t have health insurance, didn’t have the money, or for one reason or another, just couldn’t get to a doctor. Access to health care is an incredibly important issue for the

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Latest get-healthy initiative from First Lady encourages everyone to Drink Up! in bilingual campaign

LatinaLista — In the next phase of the First Lady’s push to get the nation, especially children, to live a healthy lifestyle, the White House launched a new campaign today dubbed Drink Up! It’s an effort to get everyone to drink more water. Speaking with reporters on a press call, executive director of Let’s Move!

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