KC midwife opens Spanish-speaking maternity clinic

Local certified professional midwife Jana Johnston, a.k.a., “La Partera Juanita,” has opened La Clinica Materna La Bendicion (The Mothers Blessing Clinic in English), a non-profit clinic providing bilingual home-based midwifery medical care to low-risk pregnant women in Overland Park, Kansas.Located at Interstate Highway 35 and Antioch Road, the clinic is offering free prenatal appointments with […]

Juntos Center working to educate Hispanic community on COVID-19

By Angie BaldelomarThe KU Medical Center’s Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health is working to dispel misinformation regarding COVID-19 among the Hispanic community and share facts about the vaccine.Mariana Ramirez Mantilla, director of Juntos, said the center has partnered with communities to create strategies to spread important information about the vaccine and the virus.“We have […]

COVID-19 is not over; we should take care of one another

Commentary by Chara Thankfully, 2020 is in the past. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is not.The number of confirmed cases worldwide is approaching 90 million. Over the past two weeks, I have heard of numerous cases of people getting sick and dying. Thus, it is important that you continue to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

Try art therapy to manage your anxiety

Commentary by Chara During stressful periods, experiencing anxiety is common. But anxiety can interfere with your daily routine if you do not act. One of the most common ways of anxiety treatment is art therapy. A report published in 2017 by the Mayo Clinic states that people over 70 years old who worked on arts […]

Light KC Purple Project helping raise awareness about pancreatic cancer

By Angie Baldelomar The Edgerton.Life Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is hosting a virtual initiative to raise awareness and funds to help fight pancreatic cancer. “Light KC Purple Project” is a three-week long virtual event in lieu of the foundation’s annual in-person gala. This year, because of the pandemic, the gala is being replaced by a series […]

Take extra care trick-or-treating this year

Commentary by Chara Halloween will be a different experience this year because of COVID-19. To have a safe Halloween experience, it is important that you take extra precautions to avoid contracting the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help you do so. The CDC is asking people to avoid direct contact […]

Stay Safe at Halloween during COVID-19!

There are ways you and your family can still enjoy Halloween while minimizing risk of exposure to COVID-19. While the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) does not recommend traditional trick or treating this year, because of COVID-19, they have released recommendations for virtual activities, plus tips for trick or treating as safely as possible […]

Cabot Westside more than just providing medical care

By Angie Baldelomar The Samuel U. Rodgers Cabot Westside Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri’s Westside area has a long history of serving minority communities, including the Hispanic community. During the early 1900s, as Mexican immigrants arrived in Kansas City, they started looking for jobs and settled in the Westside. “However, they did get met with […]

New COVID-19 Testing Site Coming to Wyandotte County

The Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) will open a new COVID-19 testing facility on October 19! The new facility will be located at the former Kmart location at 7836 State Avenue in Kansas City, KS. COVID-19 testing hours at the new facility will be the same as at the Ann Avenue facility: Monday-Friday, 9 AM […]