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Free and low-cost flu vaccinations available in KC area

CDC recommends getting vaccinations now By Dermidio Juez-Perez Flu season is around the corner. It’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that anyone at least 6 months old get a flu vaccination now to reduce the chances of getting the flu, rather than waiting for the cold and flu season. Kansas City area residents who don’t have …

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CBD controversial but effective

“CBD is (a type of) cannabinoid with more medicinal properties,” said a representative of Comprehensive Health [Salud Integral]. “CBD is one of the many cannabinoids that are present in the cannabis plant. It does not cause psychotropic effects nor euphoria or dizziness”. Research studies say that it can be used to improve various medical conditions, ranging from mental illnesses like …

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Alcohol abuse increasing among Americans, study shows

By Chara Americans are dinking more alcohol – and are having more problems because of their alcohol consumption, according to a study published by JAMA Psychiatry. Titled “Remarkable Increases in Alcohol Use Disorders,” the study focused on researching people between 2002 and 2003, and 2012-2013. The study focused on drinking patterns of more than 40,000 people. Over the past few …

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Sharing what I’ve learned

My family and I were all terrified when a loved one was diagnosed with dementia. We noticed a change. But we never expected a 63-year-old, otherwise healthy man to be diagnosed with such a disease. His mental state worsened quickly after his diagnosis. The family and some close friends came together to learn how to manage this. We weren’t ready …

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Get vaccinated, get protected

  Commentary by Chara If you want to improve your chances of staying as healthy as possible – and for as long as possible – then there’s something you should do: get your vaccinations. Created with the same germs that cause diseases, vaccines stimulate the body to generate antibodies to protect it from developing short-term illnesses and even terminal diseases. …

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De adicto a ADICTO: Tendencias Tóxicas

LA CODEPENDENCIA UNA ADICCIÓN SILENCIOSA.- Esta es una enfermedad cruel, progresiva y mortal; no distingue igual que el alcoholismo edades, credo, o posición social, es propiamente una adicción a las personas, es decir dependemos de una o más personas para ser felices, necesitamos de una relación tóxica para sentirnos bien, requerimos de la adrenalina que genera la mala comunicación, propia …

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How to apply for WIC assistance

For more than 40 years, a federal program has helped improve the health of millions of American families: the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC). Offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, the program provides nutritious food to low-income pregnant women and infants under 5 years old. Studies show that WIC has …

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De adicto a ADICTO: Esquemas destructivos

Por Ernesto Salayandìa García La desinformación es parte del gran problema Esta enfermedad, la mía, La Saliva del Diablo, no es sólo alcohol y drogas, es una enfermedad perversa del alma, compleja, cruel, contagiosa, burlona, sutil, devastadora, es una enfermedad genética, hereditaria, progresiva, incurable, mortal, es física, emocional, ligada a la personalidad y sin duda tiene que ver con la …

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Drinking soda during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity, study finds

By Melissa Arroyo Pregnant mothers may want to abstain from sugary drinks during their pregnancy. A new study recently reviewed the health of primary school children and their mothers, some of whom reportedly drank sugary drinks during their pregnancy. The aim was to find an association between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during pregnancy and childhood obesity. According to the …

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Eating disorders: Anorexia

Over the past few decades, eating disorders have received more attention in the American media. Arguably, the disorder that has received the most attention has been anorexia, with special attention given to its prevalence among women. According to statistics from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, .9 percent of American women suffer from anorexia. Driven by the …

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