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I Survived Heart Disease

The mujeres in my life have an important role in keeping me connected with who I am: my cultura, my traditions and my heritage. My amigas in particular share my joys, my pains and they “get me.” We share the common bond that is so unique…
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Latinas and Heart Disease—It’s Time to Go Red!

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. Yet many women still dismiss it as an older man’s disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American…
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Premature Menopause: Symptoms & Reasons

Whenever I heard the words “menopause” or “postmenopausal women” I used to picture gray-haired abuelitas. I never expected menopause could sneak up on you in your 40s! It turns out that a number of reasons, from medical treatments…
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10 Signs You May Be An Alcoholic

Drinking to unwind is socially acceptable as long as you don’t get embarrassingly drunk in public. Which begs the question: can you be an alcoholic even if you don't get hammered all the time? When does looking forward to Happy Hour become…
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Tactics to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

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I love the holidays. I love hosting parties for family and friends. I love going to parties. I like baking and cooking and bringing dishes to friend’s gatherings and chowing down while we watch football playoff games. But all this social…
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Self-Defense: Is It Always Wise to Fight Back?

If you were confronted or assaulted in a robbery or some other crime, would you know how to defend yourself? Should you even attempt self-defense, or just give your assailant what he wants and hope to escape without violence? It’s a question…
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Urinary Incontinence After Pregnancy

As if our bodies don’t go through enough changes during pregnancy and childbirth, many of us also have to deal with urinary incontinence. For many women, sneezing, coughing, laughing or having sex—during and after pregnancy—is enough…
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A Tween Guide to Puberty

When children reach age 10 they are already on the verge of becoming adolescents. Tween boys and girls (pre-adolescents ages 9-12) will experience significant changes as puberty hits and parents need to discuss these changes with them. Physical,…
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Tips for C-Section Recovery

I had a scheduled cesarean, or C-section, when I gave birth to my daughter nearly two years ago. She had hung out in breech position long enough for the doctor to advise the procedure and by the time she decided to turn around, we all just…