COVID-19 virtual panel scheduled by KU Medical Center

By Roberta Pardo The KU Medical Center’s Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health is hosting a COVID-19 panel aimed at the Hispanic community in Wyandotte and Johnson counties to dispel any myths about the virus and the vaccine.Starting at 7 p.m., the virtual panel will be broadcast live Thursday (Feb. 18) on the organization’s YouTube […]

WyCo Seniors Ages 85+ Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine Now!

Here’s What You Need to Do to Get Your VaccinationNow Wyandotte County senior citizens aged 85 and over are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Highest priority is given to the oldest adults in this group. The reason the County is having to prioritize older seniors is due to the very limited supplies of vaccines. Officials […]

Heart attacks among young people increasing, study shows

By Chara Heart attacks among young people are increasing, according to American College of Cardiology statistics.A study from the organization found that “among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger. Moreover, during the 16-year study period (2000 to 2016), the proportion of very young […]

Updates on Getting a COVID-19 Vaccination in Wyandotte County

The Unified Government Public Health Department (GPHD) announced more details about COVID-19 vaccinations in Wyandotte County this week. The county is currently in Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout.“Unfortunately, vaccine supplies are still very limited, so we do not have enough vaccines to open vaccinations up to everyone in Phase 2 at once – we’ll […]

Mistrust a challenge in getting Hispanic community COVID vaccinated

By Tere Siqueira Several new studies and media reports show that older Latino adults in the United States are skeptical of the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.According to health officials, 185,010 people have been vaccinated, or about 6.4% of the population, across the Kansas City area. Media outlets are reporting that, even when the […]

Experts encourage maintaining heart health during COVID-19

By Tere SiqueiraCardiovascular health remains a top priority among public health officials, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.Make that because of the pandemic.Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States, respectively. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, at least one will occur […]

Dos Mundos editor encourages Latinos to get the COVID-19 vaccine

By Angie BaldelomarDos Mundos editor Clara Reyes got her first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.Now, Reyes is sharing her story to encourage the Kansas City area’s Hispanic community to get the vaccine.“I think the vaccine is a good idea because it will protect us, and I encourage all the people who would like to get […]

Unified Government Rolls Out Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities

Limited Supplies Means Vaccines Will Be Provided in Phases Last week the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) announced details on Phase 2 of the County’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan.“Phase two of our COVID-19 roll out will expand eligibility to more key segments of workers in Wyandotte County,” said Juliann Van Liew, Director of […]

New strains of COVID-19 detected

By CharaNew strains of COVID-19 have emerged in recent weeks, multiple media outlets are reporting.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three coronavirus strains circulating – one from the United Kingdom, called B.1.1.7; a South African variant, called 1.351; and a Brazilian variant, called P.1. Of the three new strains, […]

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 […]