Tag Archives: Health

Familias y Educación/Families4Education

August 9, 2013

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Por Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez Vice-presidente Ejecutiva de Mercados Multiculturales de AARP Asistir a la universidad es una actividad fundamental para mejorar la estabilidad económica de las familias latinas. Los graduados universitarios normalmente ganan más, tienen más oportunidades laborales y consiguen empleos con mejores sueldos que los graduados de High School. Además, tienden a vivir por más […]

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Get Ready to Get Covered

August 9, 2013

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By Angela Reed-Smith Many people are wondering what the new health care law, sometimes called Obama-care, means for them and their family. For a lot of people, nothing will change because they already have health insurance. But for others, getting health insurance means they will have far greater access to care. Having health insurance means […]

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No existe el concepto del postre sano: Verdad o Mentira

February 15, 2013

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By Kevin Moran Durante todo el año estamos rodeados de cosas dulces, entre las fiestas, reuniones familiares o simplemente el cumpleaños de algún compañero de trabajo. Estos dulces generalmente son altos tanto en azúcar como en grasas, sin embargo, existen maneras de hacer tus propios postres de manera que sean más saludables y ¡ricos para […]

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True or False: There is no such thing as a healthy dessert

February 15, 2013

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By Kevin Moran Throughout the year we are constantly surrounded by sweets, between holidays, family gatherings or just another coworker’s birthday at the office. These sweets are usually high in both sugar and fat but there are ways to make your own desserts that are not only healthier, but tasty too! In fact, you may […]

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Latino Life Expectancy: Exploring the Hispanic Paradox

December 14, 2012

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By Jim Lamare Hispanic Link News Service Being born Latino adds years to your life. That’s because Hispanics have demographically higher rates of longevity than do non-Latino whites and African Americans. Hispanics are also the fastest growing demographic in the United States. The evidence began coming to light in a pioneering 2010 study by the […]

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San Ysidro Health Center’s Valencia Park Community Resource Center Open to the Public

July 6, 2012

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San Ysidro Health Center has opened Valencia Park Community Resource Center to provide the southeastern San Diego community with health and wellness information and referral, social support services and eligibility and insurance enrollment information. The resource center, located on the St. Stephen’s Cathedral campus, 5825 Imperial Ave., San Diego 92114 is open to the public […]

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Two birth control bills that will provide for early and safe care

April 20, 2012

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Editorial: There are two health related bills in Sacramento that deserve support. The bills are Timely Access to Birth Control (AB 2348) sponsored by Assembly member Holly J. Mitchell and Safe and Early Access to Reproductive Health Care (AB 1338) sponsored by Senator Christine Kehoe. At the heart of both bills is the goal to […]

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Testing for STDs Key to Prevention

March 30, 2012

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By Angela Reed-Smith Let’s face it, thinking about sexually transmitted infections (STI) is something most people like to avoid. But the reality is that each year approximately 19 million new cases occur in the United States. At least one-in-four teenage girls has an STI. By age 25, approximately half of all sexually active young people […]

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MiPlato Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Latino Families

March 23, 2012

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By Lisa Pino Last January, a remarkable thing happened at a popular supermarket in Tampa, Florida. First Lady Michelle Obama visited to announce MiPlato and a partnership with Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. ¿MiPlato? You might be thinking. ¿Y qué es MiPlato? ` MiPlato is the Spanish version of […]

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How Not To Get Sick In The Imperial Valley

March 16, 2012

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By David Bacon New America Media SEELEY, CA — Until his knee gave out, Ramon Villa Jr. dreamed he’d be a soccer star. Across Seeley’s pitted playing field of dirt and grass, he and his friends would chase the ball through the desert sunset every day after school. Seeley’s de facto town center is that […]

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Women of Color Benefit from Contraceptive Coverage in Employer Plans

March 16, 2012

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Commentary: By Jessica Arons and Lucy Panza On Friday, February 10 the Obama administration released its final regulation implementing the preventive care provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Heeding the nonpartisan recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, the regulation will require all group and employer health plans, with the exception of some […]

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Ideas de peso para perder tallas

March 9, 2012

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Por Arturo Gudiño Chong “Vitamina-T”: Tacos, tostadas, tamales, tortillas, tortas, totopos, tlacoyos, etcétera. Un conjunto de antojitos mexicanos ricos en calorías e inofensivos si se consumen moderadamente. La gastronomía de nuestro país es muy variada y su tradición dota de siglos atrás. Sin embargo, cabe mencionar que nuestros ante-pasados no padecían sobrepeso. Actualmente, México tiene […]

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Como Ayudarle a su Hijo a aprender hábitos alimenticios saludables

February 17, 2012

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Por Theresa Garcia Una dieta balanceada es muy importante para mantener un peso saludable y una mente sana. Comer vegetales, frutas, carne magra y granos enteros a diario y limitar azucares y comidas altas en grasas, incrementará su energía y le ayudará a sentirse mejor durante el día. Lo mismo aplica para sus hijos, pero […]

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La Marca Kleenex Insta Nuevamente a los Niños Hispanos a que Combatan los Catarros “Atrapando El Estornudo”

February 17, 2012

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Pide a las Madres que se Unan a la Causa y Prueben el Pañuelo Facial Más Suave del País  Por segundo año consecutivo, la marca Kleenex está instando a los niños hispanos a unirse a la lucha contra el catarro certificándose como Atrapa Estornudos. Esta vez, sin embargo, la marca también busca que mamá se […]

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A su salud: conceptos básicos para la detección de la diabetes

February 3, 2012

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Por la Dra. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, Scripps Health ¿Es usted uno de los 18.8 millones de adultos y niños en los Estados Unidos a quien le han diagnosticado diabetes, o tal vez uno de los 7 millones que aún no se diagnostica? Ya considerada una epidemia nacional, la diabetes es una enfermedad que afecta la capacidad […]

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Latinas Have the Highest Rates of Cervical Cancer in California

January 27, 2012

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While cervical cancer affects all races, Latinas are diagnosed with cervical cancer nearly twice as often as Caucasian, African American and Asian Pacific Islander women. Latinas and African American women are also more likely to die of cervical cancer than Caucasian and Asian Pacific Islanders – due in large part to a lack of screenings […]

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California Governor’s Budget Could Hit Most Vulnerable With Deepest Cuts

January 13, 2012

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By Zaineb Mohammed New America Media Advocates for both ethnic communities and children reacted with alarm to the state budget that Gov. Jerry Brown proposed last week. The proposal aims to reduce the budget deficit from the $26.2 billion budget hole of one year ago to $9.2 billion through budget cuts and revenue generators amounting […]

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