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Vaccinations are vital before, during pregnancy

Commentary by Chara A woman should take care of herself during pregnancy. One way a woman should take care of herself during pregnancy is to get vaccinated. Vaccines are important because they provide protection against various diseases, which can harm the mother and/or the baby. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are guidelines women …

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Dra. Nancy Álvarez: Why do we lose the desire in a relationship?

I always remember a patient who used to tell me, “I want the orgasms I had at the beginning of the relationship. I refuse to lose them and it’s not the same anymore.” Every day, more women tell me the same. However, we almost never are facing a sexual problem, but a communication problem. Sex is communication. If we don’t …

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Ground beef recalled because of possible E. coli contamination

By Chara Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling more than 132,606 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently issued a press release explaining the process behind the recall. “(The) FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses,” the FSIS stated. “(The) FSIS, the Centers for …

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Understanding cyberbullying

Analysis by Tere Siqueira In many ways, the digital age has made life better. It at least one way, it has made life worse: It has made bullying easier. Technology has empowered tormentors by allowing them to share embarrassing photos or personal information of their victims to large numbers of people, thus aggravating the harassment of and attacks on the …

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How to cope with breast cancer

Commentary by Chara Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis isn’t easy. The diagnosis can be difficult on the patient and the patient’s loved ones. So if you know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important that you offer your unconditional support. And if you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, try the following tips to help you cope with …

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How to prevent food poisoning

Commentary by Chara Food poising is too common in America. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million people in America get sick each year, with 128,000 cases of food poisoning resulting in hospitalization and 3,000 resulting in death. It’s more common among children under 5 years old, adults 65 and older, people with immune system …

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Netflix series explores difficult topics for teens

Analysis by Yanis De Palma The Netflix TV series “13 Reasons Why” alarmed many parents, mental health care professionals and school administrators when it began streaming online. But that wasn’t the intent of the shows’ creators. Based on the 2007 novel “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher, the streaming TV series is designed to focus on teen issues. Filmed in …

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Dra. Nancy Álvarez: Being gay is not a choice that is made freely

By Dra. Nancy Álvarez Recently, a singer of a famous musical group came out as gay. This caused that many journalists asked insistently for my opinion about this “serious problem,” since many children and teenagers are fans of the group and the singer. They were distressed because they were models that their children copied and they felt uneasy about how …

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Dr Myriam Ensling:Unintended malnutrition guard Part 6

In my practice, I see many patients who try to lose weight yet they malnourish themselves or they continue to have all complications of obesity despite the fact that they are able to reach normal or low weight with diet and exercise. Excess of carbohydrates, diets based on processed foods, vegan diets with lack of animal proteins and vitamins are …

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Dra. Nancy Álvarez: Do not let gossip take you away from your loved ones

Studying Murray Bowen has been a revelation for me. What I like most is “how to avoid being triangulated” or, what is the same, how to avoid falling for gossip and all the consequences of this pathology. I loved proving how harmful gossip is and how much it stops human beings from growing! I’ve suffered the consequences of gossip and …

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