Health & Fitness

 LPM Staff

SEX CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

An upcoming conference, “Let’s Talk About Sex!” is slated May 31- June 3 at the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. The conference, presented by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, will focus on arming attendees with accurate information to take back to their communities. Workshops and plenary sessions will include discussions about sexuality, microbicides, […]

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MEDICAL CENTER NAMED AMONG NATION’S BEST

The University Medical Center in Tucson has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in the 2006 Solucient study. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance, efficiency and growth in patient volume. This is the second time the medical center, the primary teaching hospital of […]

 Georgann Yara

Cubicle complaints

Cubicle complaints

Many workers call the office their home away  from home. But with rigid seating, cramped spaces and less-than-ideal lighting conditions, many workspaces aren’t exactly sweet. Over the last eight years, more employers have implemented ergonomics, the study of fitting the work or job to the individual, to create a healthier environment and, ultimately, a happier […]

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UA PHARMACY SCHOOL RANKED #1

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy recently ranked the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy first nationally among pharmacy schools in the percentage of Ph.D. faculty receiving funding for research from the National Institutes of Health. The pharmacy was ranked sixth in terms of the total amount of NIH grants and contracts awarded, and […]

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Y-ME WALK ASSISTS BREAST CANCER VICTIMS

More than 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the Y-ME Phoenix Walk to Empower, which will take place May 13 at Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue. Proceeds from the walk benefit programs and services offered free of charge to women and men seeking information and support when facing breast cancer. […]

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LATINAS AT GREATER CARDIAC RISK

Hispanic women develop cardiac risk factors much earlier than Anglo women, typically exhibiting the heart health of a White woman 10 years older, a new study by the American Heart Association finds. The research suggests that being Hispanic may be an independent risk factor for heart disease, and that these women need to be identified […]

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ASU, UA GET $2 MILLION BIOMEDICAL GRANT

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University have been awarded more than $2 million to fund collaborative biomedical research projects for diseases such as asthma, Parkinson’s disease, valley fever and cancer. BIO5 at the University of Arizona is a collaborative bioresearch institute bringing together scientists from five disciplines (agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic […]

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LATINO CHILDREN’S WEIGHT PATTERN MIMICS ANGLO PEERS

Hispanic children join their Anglo peers in gaining weight during the summer, and losing it during the school year, according to a study by Indiana University and Ohio State University researchers. The study found that 5- and 6-year-olds gained more weight over the summer than during the school year, casting doubt on the assumption that […]

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Trying to stay on track, despite a little cheating

Trying to stay on track, despite a little cheating

By Marcos Najera One pound.  Three weeks. That’s my progress ya’ll. I can’t believe it.  Shouldn’t I be buff yet? “Don’t trip,” Bally personal trainer Tasha tells me. I say, “Why not?” She’s like, “Get those two medicine balls and do push-ups.” “Yah, right,” I say. “I could barely do three sets on the floor […]

 Georgann Yara

Latino lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes

Latino lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes

For years, Anita Ramirez was the family member who lectured everyone about eating healthier. So imagine her surprise when doctors diagnosed her with pre-diabetes. “I thought it was an exaggeration. I needed to lose some weight, but I didn’t think I could be diabetic,” the 32-year-old Scottsdale stay-at-home mother says. She is one of the […]