How to handle stress and depression during the holidays

Commentary by Roberta Pardo Commentary by Roberta PardoThe holiday season is not cheerful for everyone.In juggling cooking meals, shopping for presents, baking, cleaning and entertaining, the holidays can be stressful. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding a layer of stress and worry, particularly if it has affected your holiday plans.Fortunately, there are some things that can […]

WHO warns new COVID variant poses “very high” risk

By Roberta PardoThe World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday (Nov. 29) that the global risk from the new COVID variant, named omicron, is “very high” based on early evidence, as reported by the Associated Press.The assessment from the U.N. health agency stated the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.” That is the […]

Eligibility for COVID-19 booster varies, CDC states

By Chara For anyone who has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and is wondering about booster shot eligibility, there is an answer: It depends.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people can receive a booster shot of the original vaccine they received or a different booster. For each vaccine, however, the CDC […]

Gutierrez joins CenterWell’s KCMO staff

By Tere Siqueira Dr. Anthony Gutierrez is filling a new position with CenterWell Midtown on East Armour Boulevard.Recently, the bilingual internist joined as a staff physician at the Kansas City, Missouri, facility. He will offer bilingual care for seniors who are more comfortable speaking Spanish.Gutierrez, who studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed […]

Cases of obesity, type 2 diabetes in children increasing

By Roberta PardoResearchers nationwide are reporting that pediatric obesity and a condition that often accompanies it, type 2 diabetes, have spiked since the pandemic began, particularly among Black, Hispanic and low-income children.A recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the pandemic appears to have worsened the nation’s pediatric obesity […]

How to prevent diabetes with dietary changes

Commentary by Tere Siqueira How to prevent diabetes with dietary changes Type 2 diabetes can be avoided. Or at least delayed.Healthy lifestyle habits that include a balanced diet, regular physical activity and maintaining an average weight can prevent or delay this chronic disease – the most common type of diabetes in adults. Some dietary changes […]

Panel addresses Alzheimer’s issues among Hispanics

Panel aborda la problemática del Alzheimer entre los hispanos El 13 de octubre, expertos en atención médica discutieron los programas disponibles para apoyar a la comunidad hispana en el tratamiento de un problema que se anticipa será una preocupación creciente entre los hispanos en los próximos 30 años: La enfermedad de Alzheimer.Los expertos compartieron valiosa […]

Wyandotte County Reaches Vaccination Milestone

More than 50 % of People in Wyco Have Received a COVID Vaccination Officials at the Unified Government Public Health Department made a big announcement last week – more than 50 % of people living in Wyandotte County have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to data from the Kansas Department of Health and […]

COVID-19: Vacunas de refuerzo aprobadas para personas de la tercera edad

By Chara Vacunas de refuerzo contra el COVID-19 aprobadas para personas de la tercera edad, no para mayores de 16 años A través de uno de sus paneles asesores, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha aprobado vacunas de refuerzo contra el COVID-19 para personas de 65 años o […]

Cómo prevenir la soledad y el aislamiento en tiempos de COVID

Commentary by Roberta Pardo El suicidio es la décima causa principal de muerte en los Estados Unidos.Más de 47,500 personas murieron por suicidio en 2019, el equivalente a una muerte cada 11 minutos, según estadísticas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Entre las personas de 10 a 34 años, es […]