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National health campaign pushes Healthy Mondays to reboot broken resolutions

LatinaLista — The start of any new year signals much more than a change in the date. It also signals a time when most people try to get their lives back into shape with resolutions. Unfortunately, while 45 percent will make a resolution for 2013, less than half will have kept it six months later,

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