Latinas, and anyone else, can lose weight quicker if they do one thing

LatinaLista — Ever since the day after Thanksgiving, visions of tables covered with tamales, turkeys, hams, mole, buñuelos, churros, rompope, galletas, etc have been on the minds of just about everyone and anyone who associates Christmas with these traditional favorites. Unfortunately, most people also associate gaining weight during Christmas too and making the usual promise…

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Spotlight Non-profit: “Angels” hear foster children’s wishes all year long

LatinaLista — During the holiday season, it’s not unusual to see an Angel Tree here or there in malls or office lobbies. Simple wishes, made by children and adults, caught in poverty. Yet, just because January 1 eventually arrives, it doesn’t mean that there still aren’t wishes to be granted. There’s a group of children…

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Planned Parenthood creates bilingual tool to help women know if they are pregnant

LatinaLista — According to the Guttmacher Institute, fifty-four percent of pregnancies among Latinas are unintended. What that means, in addition to the fact that these women are going to be mothers, is that most of them don’t know they are pregnant until they start having symptoms. They may have a nagging suspicion but nothing that…

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Researchers claim progress in combatting Latino childhood obesity epidemic

LatinaLista — In September of this year, a group of researchers met in San Antonio, Texas for the second annual Scientific Summit. They met to take in the local sights, listen to one another’s presentations and basically chew the fat. For those who don’t know what “chew the fat” means, it doesn’t mean gnawing on…

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Going vegan — Latina-style

LatinaLista   It wasn’t that long ago that any Latina who announced to family and friends that she was a vegan — people who don’t eat meat, eggs or dairy products — would immediately receive one of three things: shocked looks accompanied by the sign of the cross, have a candle lit in her honor…

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