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Virtual medicine offering more healthcare treatment options

By Chara Technology is allowing people more options for treatment when they become ill. One form of treatment is virtual medicine. Virtual medicine allows patients to see a doctor by using a cellphone, tablet or personal computer. The doctor can work with the patient by using a mobile app, an audio or video conversation or a web conference. Virtual medicine …

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De Adicto a Adicto: La droga, cambió radicalmente mi vida Lupita

Mi primer contacto con la sustancia fue cuando estaba muy pequeña, no recuerdo la edad, mi papá solía darme tragos de cerveza, a espaldas de todos, yo sentía una grata sensación y me divertía, mi primera borrachera se debió a que mi papá me puso un caguamón y por supuesto que me lo tomé todo, recuerdo que todo me daba …

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Pests Might be Hiding on Your Christmas Tree

By Family Features There could be more than just presents hiding beneath your Christmas tree this year. After all, “’tis the season for wintertime pest infestations.” This holiday season, be on the lookout for aphids, which are ant-sized insects that can spread more than 150 different plant viruses. Although harmless to humans, these pests can be formidable foes to many …

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Thanatology being used to help cope with grief

By Chara There are many coping strategies people use when a loved one dies. One strategy some people are using is thanatology. Thanatology is the study of death and the means human beings use to cope with death. Those who’ve contributed to the field of thanatology have included psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004), who broke down grief into five stages: denial, …

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Diabetes: Know the warning signs

Commentary by Yanis De Palma Diabetes is a serious, long-term condition that shouldn’t be ignored. Recognizing potential warning signs of diabetes can help you get diagnosed early and begin treatment. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately to get screened: *Increased hunger: Your body converts your food into glucose that your cells use for energy. …

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Mexican scientists create breast cancer detection device

By Chara Researchers from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM), Campus Iztalapa in Mexico City have developed a device that detects breast cancer cells through saliva. Created by researchers at the Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering Lab at the UAM, the device works using biomarkers, according to information from the newspaper La Jornada. Biomarkers can be found in proteins or in metabolites …

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Avoid the bad habits that can cause diabetes

Commentary by Tere Siqueira According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Making a few simple changes to your lifestyle might help you avoid this serious disease. Some of the bad habits that can lead to diabetes – and that you should avoid – include the following: *Drinking sugary …

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There are ways to minimize the risk of unknown pregnancies

Commentary by Katherine Diaz Despite advances in healthcare, some women continue to experience unknown pregnancies. According to a 2014 Huffington Post article by Jena Pincott, 1 in 450 pregnant women are unaware of their pregnancies until about week 20 – halfway to term. Moreover, 1 in 2,500 women go into labor unaware of their pregnancies. There are many factors that …

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How to make Halloween healthier

Commentary by Chara On Halloween (Oct. 31), children want to fill their trick-or-treat bags with lots of goodies that make them happy. Typically, however, those goodies aren’t healthy – and children aren’t the only ones whose health is affected by the treats they receive. According to research from the University of Alabama, a regular trick-or-treat bag contains up to 7,000 …

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Healthy Living Habits that Work

When it comes to advice about healthy living, there are opinions nearly every place you turn. Unfortunately, a great deal of that information is based on fad diets and trendy workouts that may deliver quick results but don’t promote a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. The medical community generally agrees that slow and steady is the way to win the race toward …

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