Health articles

Online lessons teach college-age women the consequences of getting pregnant while pursuing their degrees

LatinaLista — Most educators, parents and community leaders feel their job is done when preaching to teen girls the perils of getting pregnant while still in middle and high school. Yet, little thought is given to talking to young women at college. The assumption is that college-age women already know it. Unfortunately, the sad truth

World Diabetes Day — An observance that should be on every Latino’s calendar

LatinaLista — Obesity is at a crisis stage in the Latino community. The Office of Minority Health reported in September that: Among Mexican American women, 78 percent are overweight or obese, as compared to only 60.3 percent of the non-Hispanic White women. In 2010, Hispanic Americans were 1.2 times as likely to be obese than

Study says not enough home-cooked meals underlying cause for Latino child obesity

LatinaLista — For most Latino families, it used to be that eating cheaply meant eating a homemade meal made from the basic Latino food groups — corn, rice and beans. Yet, thanks to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, eating cheap has become synonymous with fast-food and it’s making our kids

Breast cancer tissue bank strives to broaden diversity of samples to help Latinas, blacks and Asians

LatinaLista — Breast cancer may not discriminate with whom it targets but not all breast cancer is the same inwho gets it. The medical community recognizes that breast cancer, as all cancers, behave differently in people of different ethnicities. That wasn’t always the case. It used to be considered a one-size-disease-fits-all until doctors noticed, for

Planned Parenthood sponsors Twitter Town Hall discussion focusing on breast health

LatinaLista — The passage of the Affordable Care Act or ‘ObamaCare’ makes it easier for women to stay healthy. Under the bill, women are eligible to receive the following services without a co-pay or any cost sharing: Well-woman visits: This includes an annual well-woman preventive care visit for adult women to obtain the recommended preventive


Latina junior chefs garner seats at first-ever White House kids’ “State Dinner”

LatinaLista — Most 12-year-olds spend their summers far from the family kitchen but not Linda Martinez. This young girl from Madison, Mississippi, who started cooking over a year ago, sees the kitchen as her playground where she can create healthy recipes. It was her recipe for healthy tacos, aptly dubbed “Mississippi Tacos” — that caught