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Salgado shares insights on suicide

Interview by Tere Siqueira Dos Mundos supports efforts to stop suicide, including by promoting suicide awareness. As a show of that support and in observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the newspaper presents the following transcript of a recent interview with licensed clinical psychologist Alan Salgado, who shared his knowledge about the issue: Dos Mundos: Tell us, why …

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Unintended malnutrition Guard 3

In my practice, I see many patients who malnourish themselves or they have all complications associated with obesity even though they are able to reach normal or low weight with their diet and exercise. Excess of carbohydrates and lack of vitamins are the most common mistakes people make when dieting on their own. This is what you need to know …

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Teen suicide increases

CDC suggests connection between teen suicides and social media By Tere Siqueira Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data suggest a connection between social media usage and teen suicide. According to the federal agency, suicide rates for teens have risen as their social media usage has surged. Recently reported teen suicides have been linked to cyberbullying; and peer pressure to …

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Probiotics: The good bacteria

Commentary by Chara You might think all bacteria is harmful. But that’s not true. There are many types of good bacteria, better known as probiotics. Found in yogurt, fermented products or supplements, probiotics are frequently described as “ ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy,” according to WebMD.com. Indeed, by consuming probiotics, your digestion will improve. …

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Move More for a Healthy Heart

(Family Features) While heart health and how to prevent heart disease are important topics, many people in the United States – African Americans, in particular – remain at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans ages 18-49 are almost twice as likely as Caucasians to die from heart disease. Additionally, about 33 percent of African …

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Surviving Allergy Season (Part 2)

The Best Treatment: Avoidance Doctors agree that the best way to control seasonal allergy symptoms is to avoid the pollen that triggers them. That means staying indoors when pollen counts are highest. A good rule of thumb is to try to stay indoors as much as possible on hot, dry, windy days, and on any day between 5 a.m. and …

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Preventing Listeriosis in Pregnant Hispanic Women in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting pregnant women about the risks of listeriosis, a foodborne disease that can severely affect a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Listeria can affect all races and ethnic groups, but pregnant women are about 10 times more likely than other people to get listeriosis, due to hormonal changes that affect the …

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Dr. Myriam Ensling: What you need to know about vitamins

Vitamins are a number of substances that cannot be synthesized by humans and must be consumed in our diet as they are essential for normal functioning of our body. There are 2 basic kinds of vitamins: Water-soluble: vitamin C, Folic Acid and the B vitamins that form a group or complex including: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12. And fat-soluble: …

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Dra. Nancy Álarez: It is not easy to be a man!

Being a man as this culture demands is not easy. Being male in this time and in our countries is something contradictory and extremely difficult. While culture requires the man to BE MALE, women demand that they be tender and emotionally available. But if they become tender and affectionate, we call them soft and effeminate. The economic world is disgusting: …

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Exercise offers multiple benefits

Commentary by Chara Many people use exercise as a tool to achieve weight loss. However, exercise has more benefits than that. Some of the other benefits include the following: *Reduces stress and eliminates anxiety: A study published by Princeton University found that exercise reduced stress and minimized anxiety in the subjects who were studied. The same study also found that …

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