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Penalty for uninsured Tax Payers

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Tax Season is upon us and with that the many questions on how the lack of healthcare can affect your income tax return. President Obama made history when he introduced the Affordable Care Act, some cheered on the president while others criticized the program. According to Latin Post , “Individuals and families with no health insurance can Read More

Losing Weight as You Age

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It’s almost the New Year and you might be searching for a resolution that will change your life, but how can you balance your already hectic days and sacrifice time for self-improvement? Here some ideas to get you started. As we age, losing weight seems like the furthest goal that can be reached but it Read More

Psychological issues in those with Repetitive Cosmetic Procedures

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Would you ever have reconstructive surgery to change how you look?  I know many of us have body issues, but what makes a person want to completely change how they look? Recently a die-hard Ricky Martin Fan in Argentina, Fran Mariano, has gone under the knife six times to try and look like his idol, Read More

Start the new year off healthy: Get covered

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The holiday season is a time to be with our loved ones, reflect on the past year, and plan for the new year. One of the traditions we have in my family on Año Nuevo, or New Year’s Eve, is to form a circle and share what we are most grateful for in the past Read More

Keeping Latinos healthy and informed

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Marking World AIDS Day on your calendars each year imprints a memory in our minds of what remains important. The theme for 2014 World AIDS Day is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.” Awareness is key for keeping people informed and healthy around the world, please visit HIVaware for an interactive website and more information Read More

Obesity and Latinos

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Studies have shown that Latinos don’t tend to see themselves as obese when they in fact are. Researchers surveyed 1,076 women in 2010 and Hispanic and African-American women were more likely to consider their weight normal when in fact they were overweight.  We have to stay awake to the dangers of obesity and the health Read More

Latinos lag under health law

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  The results are coming in and the government’s census data reports that Latinos are falling behind under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. According to the 2014 census reports, one quarter of Latinos do not have health insurance. On average, 18% of Latinos between 18-24 years of age are not insured while 30% of Blacks in Read More

Positive thought = A happier life

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  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

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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

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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