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Drive Sober in St. Patrick’s Day

Kansas City, Missouri—St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s most widely celebrated holidays, for the Irish and non-Irish alike. It’s a great excuse to gather with friends and family and make merry over bangers n’ mash and a pint of green beer. Sadly, the night often ends with drunk drivers on the road, which pose a threat to other drivers, …

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Lung cancer a leading cause of death

By chara According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer is the leading type of cancer-related death worldwide – and the second most common cancer among men and women in the United States. Lung cancer, which starts in the lungs, but can spread to other organs, is classified in two ways: small cell and …

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Let’s change cancer statistics with regular screenings

Commentary by Eulogio JP Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States. It’s responsible for 22 percent of Hispanic deaths. And based on multiple research studies, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with the most common cancers, such as lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. …

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De Adicto a ADICTO: Creciendo al lado de la droga

Hogar disfuncional Empecé a drogarme a los 8 años, comencé a probar, a experimentar, en las reuniones de las familias la mayoría eran adictos, consumían marihuana, pastillas, inhalantes, alcohol, muchas veces yo llegaba, me sentaba y me pegaba el olor de la marihuana, me hacía efecto, empecé a ver cómo consumían y veía donde dejaban la sustancia, yo les robaba …

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Dra. Nancy Álarez: When loving too much can be a disorder

An addictive relationship is one that hurts us, compromises our physical and emotional health in a negative way, and from which, despite wanting, we can not free ourselves. In the same way that a person becomes addicted to a substance, needs and tolerates more and more amount of it to be able to feel good and “function”, the “addict to …

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Dra. Nancy Álarez: Is man the stronger sex? (II)

By Dra. Nancy Álvarez In the previous issue, we saw that a man is required to have physical strength, courage, to not express his emotions and to be authoritarian and dominant. But this doesn’t help when it comes to building a relationship and a family. What does it take for a relationship to work and be successful? · A different …

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Tips on how to read and interpret food labels: Part 7

By Dr. Myriam Ensling Internal Medicine and Obesity Proteins: The natural sources of protein are meats: This includes beef, pork, fish, poultry, tofu, eggs, and cheese. Proteins are built from large molecules that are made up of smaller molecules called amino acids. There are non-essential amino acids that the human body can get from fat or carbohydrates in the diet …

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Millions of Americans infected with HPV, CDC reports

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is infecting millions of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The STD is the human papillomavirus (HPV). According to CDC statistics, it’s the most common STD in the United States. There are 79 million Americans infected with the virus, with 14 million people becoming infected every year. Many people …

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How to have a restful sleep

Commentary by Carey Juez-Perez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Most people recognize the importance of a good night’s sleep. However, with a busy schedule and stress, many of us have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Here are a few tips to help you get a restful night’s sleep: *Maintain a schedule: Going to bed and waking up at the same time …

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Flu season affects Hispanics more than other groups, CDC claims

By Chara Latinos get hit harder by the flu than other ethnic groups in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The report suggests Latinos are affected more than other groups because they don’t get vaccinated. CDC statistics show that more than 39 percent of Latinos don’t get vaccinated to protect themselves from …

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