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New CDC report shows Latinas lead way in teen pregnancies before age 18

New CDC report shows Latinas lead way in teen pregnancies before age 18

LatinaLista — The Center for Disease Control’s latest report on teen pregnancy rates in the United States has the usual good news and bad news. The good news is that the rate of teen births is continuing to decline — it’s at the lowest level ever recorded over the last 20 years. The bad news


With so many Latinas at-risk for diabetes, too many never find out until it’s too late

LatinaLista — The recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association revealing that efforts to reduce childhood obesity were working was offset by the disappointing news that the other end of the age spectrum now warranted attention. The study found that women 60 years and older are getting fatter. Their rate of obesity


Young Latinas with eating disorders keeping pace with peers

LatinaLista — Drastic weight loss. Preoccupation with counting calories. The need to weigh yourself several times a day. Excessive exercise. Binge eating or purging. Food rituals, like taking tiny bites, skipping food groups or re-arranging food on the plate. Avoiding meals or only wanting to eat alone. Taking laxatives or diuretics. Smoking to curb appetite.


New organization launches to help more Latinas realize their political dreams

LatinaLista — Latinas stand at 25 million strong in the nation. By 2050, it’s estimated that Latinas will comprise 15 percent of the total population — a sizable portion who, unless things change at the ballot box, will remain as one of the largest groups underrepresented among elected leaders. Currently, Latinas have made very small


The current state of Latinas point to a mixed future

By Mareshah Jackson Center for American Progress Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is


Latina Cubicle Confidential™–The 2014 Latina Agenda: Shattering the myth of unqualified Latina Board candidates

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ The nation’s Fortune 500 companies have approximately 5,463 board of directors. These positions set the tone of the US economy and establish workplace practices that impact employees and working families throughout the nation. Of these leadership positions, 3.2% are held by Latinos and .07% are held by