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Dr Myriam Ensling: Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is defined as a core body temperature usually in excess of 40ºC (104ºF) with central nervous system symptoms in the setting of a large environmental heat load that cannot be dissipated. There are two 2 kinds of heat stroke: classical and exertional. Classical heat stroke occurs in patients in extremes of age (very young or elderly) or with …

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Dra. Nancy Álvarez: What to do with the arrival of a little sibling?

The arrival of a new family member requires an adjustment for everyone, especially for the younger family members. For parents, the reactions of the older siblings can be frustrating, and they don’t always know how to proceed. In the haste and bustle, they forget that it is normal for the other child to be jealous and look for ways to …

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Dra. Nancy Álvarez: Preparing for a healthy sexual response

Surrounded by the guilt and rejection of many religions, masturbation remains the most popular sexual option among young people and people who do not have a partner. Recommended at any age and of any sex, despite the increasingly bad reputation, today more than ever, masturbation is recommended as a safe way to satisfy sexual needs and achieve a better sexual …

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Unfiltered news might affect children, psychologist claims

By Katherine Diaz In today’s world, children are regularly exposed to the news – and with the emergence of social media and children’s access to social media networks, much of that news is unfiltered by news agencies or even parents. Because of that, it might be difficult for children to understand how the news can affect them, according to child …

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How to stay healthy and safe when studying abroad

Commentary by Chara Thousands of students are getting ready to start one of the most important experiences of their lives: studying abroad. According to statistics from GoAbroad.com, more than 300,000 U.S. students study abroad every year. If you’re among the thousands who’ll study outside the United States this school year, it’s important to know what you should do to stay …

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CDC shares public pool safety tips

By Katherine Diaz Most people will spend some time this summer cooling off at the pool. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions that individuals should be healthy when visiting a public pool to ensure the safety of others. Specifically, the CDC warns that anyone with diarrhea shouldn’t swim because of possible contamination of the water. …

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Dr Myriam Ensling: The effects of Diabetes

Effects of high sugar (glucose) in the Nervous System: Brain and Eyes: Patients who are diabetics and have been uncontrolled or untreated for long time before they present to the doctor’s office for treatment, might develop symptoms of having a low blood glucose even when their blood glucose level is high or normal. Symptoms include dizziness, palpitations, cold sweats, fainting, …

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Parents, be warned: There’s another YouTube “challenge”

Commentary by Eulogio JP Unfortunately, a few times each year, parents must be warned of a new danger their kids might face. This is one of those times. Occasionally, word spreads of a new YouTube challenge. Sometimes, the challenges are fun, innocent and provide good family entertainment. But other times, they’re dangerous and barbaric.      The newest challenge young people …

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Dra. Nancy Álarez: Men, those emotional illiterates

A friend was upset with me because I publicly stated that men are emotionally illiterate. He swore that he was not like that and asked me to be more considerate of Adam’s children. I replied that this is precisely why I had a continuous campaign in the media in order to help men to make the passion last forever in …

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WHO adds gaming disorder to classification of diseases

By Chara The World Health Organization (WHO) has added a new disorder to its “International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems”: gaming disorder, a condition related to playing videogames. An article published by CNN online states that people with gaming disorder possess symptoms that are like those of substance use disorders and gambling disorder. Symptoms include behavior related …

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