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Positive thought = A happier life

  It’s normal to have a bad day at times (hey we all have had those morning where we wake up on the wrong side of the bed), but having a negative mentality on top of it is just too much.  Sometimes some of our own friends or even family can have an effect on Read More

Latinas in Texas and Abortion

Surveys are suggesting that abortions should be a woman’s choice and that Texas Latinos are in agreement with the matter, according to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the non-partisan research firm PerryUndem. The survey was conducted to better understand the values and perspectives of Texas Latino voters in comparison to those of Read More

Attitudes about marijuana are changing

Marijuana has been an issue for many years. It seems like that green plant is becoming more acceptable in society. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta changed his views about marijuana, he now sees it as something beneficial for medicinal purposes where he was previously opposed to the idea. It was a situation where he had to see Read More

How working out makes us feel

We all see these girls or guys on television with “perfect” bodies and we want to imitate them.  Some people go extremes like getting liposuction or Botox.  Honestly it’s  easy to fall into that mentality because we love to look perfect in order to impress that hot guy or girl we are dating or to impress Read More

Lung cancer research advancements

  A drug trial was recently conducted with patients who have been receiving chemotherapy as a result of being diagnosed with  lung cancer. The Korean study has shown that by measuring the expression levels of an enzyme involved in DNA synthesis can help predict the response of lung cancers to certain treatments which would be a Read More

Immigrant youth and Affordable Care

We all know that it’s smart to practice safe sex but at times, the numbers shown in studies tell us otherwise, which of course sets off an alarm. It also brings an attention to what type of sex education the Hispanic community getting. There are different levels of sexual risk behaviors amongst Hispanics. A study Read More

Latinos: Ancestry matters

According to the U.S. Department of Health, one in ten Latinos are diagnosed with type two diabetes. Not only is type two diabetes is a problem for the Latino community, but also more specifically, diabetic retinopathy. “Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the eye’s retina are damaged”. By damaging the retina, vision loss can occur Read More

Smoking and immigrants

It’s not much of a surprise when smoking and immigration are being connected. Smoking, especially in the Latino and Asian communities has risen. Many researchers have found that immigration is the connection. “We know that after migrants come to the [United States], their health behavior and health status changes the longer they live in the Read More

Diabetes epidemic

It is upsetting to learn that Latinos are some of the most affected individuals with diabetes in the United States. One might ask how could this be ? With so many supplements and different exercises available Latinos should be much healthier. The Latino population is ignorant as to what can cause the disease and how Read More

More Latinos becoming organ donors

Becoming an organ donor is an important decision and we must educate ourselves about the importance of organ donation. Most young people at the DMV who are awaiting their state id or license have the option to become a donor. Most are unaware of the benefits of such decision and think to themselves, “I don’t Read More