Divulgando la cultura en dos idiómas.

Obesity rates continue increasing in U.S.

By Tere Siqueira Percentages top 40 percent for most races/ethnicitiesObesity is a growing public health concern in the United States, particularly among minority communities – and a recent study shows it has a disproportionate impact on minority communities.Statistics from the “2022 State of Obesity” report indicate that obesity rates vary among U.S. racial and ethnic […]

Interview: Dr Jackelina Gutierrez

By Tere Siqueira A person has only one body and needs to take care of it.That’s the advice from Dr. Jackelina Gutierrez, M.D., one of the women gracing the pages of Dos Mundos in March, also designated as Women’s History Month. The newspaper presents the following transcript of a recent interview with Gutierrez, who graduated […]

Self-medication carries many risks

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Self-medication is a bad habit that can have serious consequences.Self-medication is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the use of medicinal products by the consumer to treat self-recognized disorders or symptoms, or the intermittent or continued use of a medication prescribed by a physician for chronic or recurring diseases […]

Area offers multiple resources for child abuse

By Tere Siqueira Child abuse is a pervasive issue that affects children of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It can take many forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as neglect. Being aware about the resources available to help those affected, is essential to addressing this critical issue and promoting the safety […]

Alzheimer’s Association chapter offers community resources

Alzheimer’s Association chapter offers community resources Prisca Mendez Asaro feels a need to create awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.The National Institute on Aging defines Alzheimer’s as “a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.” Typically, the “symptoms first appear later in life,” the institute […]

A Salute to Social Workers!

March is Social Work Month, dedicated to educating people about the importance of the work done by the nation’s social workers. In Wyandotte County, social workers play important roles throughout the community, whether it’s at the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD), hospitals and mental health centers, schools, government, community organizations or social service agencies. […]

More Latino doctors needed

Se necesitan más médicos latinos No hay suficientes médicos latinos en Estados Unidos. Eso es inaceptable.Los problemas derivados de la falta de médicos latinos son hechos cotidianos. Muchos latinos en Estados Unidos evitan ir al médico o compartir artículos relacionados con su salud porque no tienen confianza en sus médicos o por las diferencias de […]

CDC issues advisory on drug-resistant Shigellosis in the U.S.

La shigellosis resistente a los medicamentos Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) han anunciado que están monitoreando las infecciones por Shigella resistentes a los medicamentos en Estados Unidos.Los expertos médicos identifican la Shigella, también llamada Shigellosis, como una infección causada por una bacteria que produce […]