Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Mexican Americans Have Higher Rates Of Obesity

Mexican Americans have a higher rate of obesity than the rest of population; whereas about 40% of Mexican American adults are obese, only 36% are nationally. This report included data from the Centers for Disease Control. According to recent report from USA Today, “obese” is defined as being 30 pounds or more overweight, the figures for

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Being Overweight Makes Me Sad

Dear Martha: I am a woman who feels fulfilled in my professional life, as I have reached every goal I set for myself, and I feel really good about it. I’m very careful about my personal appearance,...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

McDiabetes: Top Docs Tell McDonald’s To Stop Marketing Junk

By Patti Lynn, McDonald’s should heed a call from some of the nation’s leading health professionals and stop marketing junk food to kids. It certainly has good reason to do so. One in three children is at...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Watch TV? You’re At Increased Risk For Diabetes

Adults who watch more than two hours of TV a day tend to weigh more than people who watch less. What’s more, research has shown that the more TV you watch, the more likely you are to develop...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Keep Your Kid Healthy WIth 20 Minutes Of Play A Day

I don’t remember much from my days in elementary school, but I do fondly recall the moments I spent on the playground during recess. For 20 minutes every day I ran around with my friends, playing stick...

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Childhood Obesity Causes Premature Death

Fat babies are more likely to become obese children who are more likely to become obese adults. Childhood obesity represents a health crisis for not just young Latinos, but all American children. More than 38% of Latino...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Bien Hecho: Latina Works To Address Childhood Obesity

University of California at Davis Professor Adela de la Torre recently received a grant to help Latino kids in that state with obesity and related problems. She’s an agricultural economic and director of Chicana/o studies at Davis, too....

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

How Latino Diabetics Can Eat Healthier

You don’t have to be obese and have a terrible diet to become a diabetic. Lea Contreras is a 55 year-old woman who moved to the here from Mexico a few years ago to lend her daughter...

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Diabetic Amputations Are Totally Avoidable

Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common cause of hospitalizations and lower extremity amputations in the United States. If left untreated, foot ulcers can lead to infection, gangrene and amputation. Just as Native-Americans, Latinos, and African-Americans have...

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

News Taco To Go: Education, Employment, Obesity, Gulf Coast and Buget

President Barack Obama, seemingly surprised by Census results, has begun to court Latino voters around the issue of education. Last week 6,000 less people applied for unemployment, perhaps hinting at a drop in layoffs and nearing a...