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New HIV strand in Cuba

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Recent reports have found a variant of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Cuba, which is said to be spreading faster and more aggressive than other forms of this virus. This sexually transmitted disease  and can be transmitted by other bodily exchanges, takes about 10 years to manifest into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in a person; Read More

Are Latinos signing up for Obamacare

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Since the Affordable Care Act was launched it has been crucial to get the right people to sign up and benefit from the program. Latinos are among those who would benefit by signing up, the amount of people that sign up affects the program significantly because it can determine the prices for everyone. According to the Read More

Eating right to prevent Breast Cancer

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Studies have shown that what you eat is important to your health.  Fruits and vegetables may decrease your chance of breast cancer and boost your immune system.  Many women–Latinas in particular–aren’t aware of the importance dietary changes can have when it comes to a breast cancer diagnosis. Studies have shown that Latinas, along with other Read More

Baby born blind: What’s a mother to do

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Imagine going along your pregnancy thinking that everything is okay with you and your baby and when you two finally meet, you get to stare at the love of your life…but he isn’t staring back. This is the reality of new mother Kelly López who gave birth to her son, Richie who had yet to Read More

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