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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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Dr. Myriam Ensling : Unintended Malnutrition Watch Part 2

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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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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There’s more to a healthy lifestyle than exercise

Commentary by Chara Some people who pursue a healthy lifestyle focus solely on dieting. Others focus solely on exercise. They shouldn’t pick one or the other. According to researchers, if you want to maintain good health, you should focus 80 percent of your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle on nutrition and 20 percent on exercise. To help you find the …

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Be wise when getting your wisdom teeth pulled

Many people think they should get their third molars – a.k.a., “wisdom teeth” – pulled. Not necessarily. If your wisdom teeth aren’t causing problems, you can leave them alone. However, if you have one that has come in through the gum only partially or is impacted because there isn’t space for it to erupt, then it’s important to get it …

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Children need many key nutrients to be healthy

Commentary by Chara Children must have good nutrition to grow and fully develop. According to health research findings, good nutrition will stabilize a child’s energy, improve a child’s mind, help improve a child’s mood, help a child maintain a healthy weight, and prevent mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. In addition, by helping your child follow a healthy …

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