Aparicio learns life lessons from mother’s bout with breast cancer

Aparicio aprende lecciones de vida de la lucha de su madre contra el cáncer de mama Para el peruano y residente de Shawnee, Kansas, Enrique Aparicio, uno de los momentos más impactantes de su vida fue cuando su madre, Claudia, le dijo que tenía cáncer de mama.“Un día llegó a casa y me dijo que […]

Don’t forget your flu shot

Commentary by Tere SiqueiraHealth experts expect the flu season to be more severe this year because of increased travel and relaxed COVID restrictions, multiple media outlets are reporting.Translation: Get your flu shot.Getting the vaccine can protect you against severe illness and complications. Research published by medical authorities shows that flu vaccinations significantly reduce the risk […]

How parents can help in suicide prevention

Commentary by Tere SiqueiraEarly attention to depression can prevent suicide attempts or completion.In observance of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, here are some mental health experts’ recommendations that parents can use to help prevent suicides and support their children’s mental health: *Be supportive: Parents need to […]

Guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Shots for Children

Directrices sobre las vacunas y vacunas de refuerzo contra el COVID-19 para niños Ahora que comienza el año escolar, es un buen momento para repasar información básica sobre dónde, cuándo y cómo vacunar a los niños contra el COVID-19, o dónde encontrar vacunas de refuerzo para niños y adultos jóvenes que sean elegibles.Los niños de […]

Monkeypox cases increasing, WHO reports

Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase of monkeypox cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).As multiple media outlets have reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported four possible cases in the United Sates. Although the CDC states that anyone can get monkeypox, the agency […]

Be COVID Safe This Summer!

Summertime is here – and for many of us that means socializing and lots of fun activities like heading to the pool, family vacations or gatherings, cookouts and seeing friends and family. Before you and your family gather with loved ones or friends for these great summertime events, The Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) […]

Keeping Wyandotte County Healthy – UGPHD Offers Services for Everyone!

Springtime is here and summer is just around the corner – now is a great time to take advantage of the many health services offered by the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD), so that everybody in the family is ready for a summer full of fun and healthy activities! The UGPHD is located at […]

Get Ready for Spring and Summer with WyCo Parks and Recreation Activities!

Unified Government Health Department Urges People to Get Booster Shots & Report At-Home Test ResultsHealth experts at the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) are reminding people that COVID-19 is still present in our community – so they have a few tips we can all follow to help control the spread of the virus in […]

How to elminate and prevent home mold

Commentary by Tere Siqueiracc Mold growth is a part of nature.It also is something that should be avoided or eliminated in your home.As the Environmental Protection Agency notes on its website, indoor mold can produce allergies and cause eye, nose, throat, skin and lung irritation, and can even cause asthma attacks.The following tips will guide […]