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New CDC study shows Latina teen moms more likely to have a second birth though they know how to prevent it

LatinaLista — The first time a teenage girl gets pregnant it can truthfully be called an accident but a second, third or fourth time? A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while everyone can celebrate the fact that there’s a decline in teen birth rates, the same can’t be said for

American Heart Assoc. targets Latinas with one message about heart disease but two distinct sites

LatinaLista — If it’s February it means two things — Valentine’s Day is near and it’s time again to pay extra attention to keeping our hearts healthy. For Latinas, it’s doubly important. According to medical experts, Latinas are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than other women. What makes the news deadlier than

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