Be Prepared for a COVID-19 Surge – Get At-Home Tests Now!

Esté preparado para una oleada de COVID-19: ¡haga pruebas en casa ahora! Con los expertos en salud de todo el país advirtiendo que podría haber un aumento en las infecciones por COVID-19 nuevamente este invierno, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Gobierno Unificado (UGPHD, por sus siglas en inglés) insta a los residentes a abastecerse […]

How to reduce your cholesterol

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 94 million American adults have high cholesterol levels.Moreover, as doctor, educator and researcher Carlos Rodriguez stated in a 2015 story published by HealthDay, “Hispanics have a high prevalence of high cholesterol, due probably to a mix of genes and diet.” High cholesterol can increase the […]

Flu cases on the rise

By CharaFlu season is here.Last week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20,000 people in the United States were hospitalized to be treated for the flu. The CDC also is reporting around 4,500 flu-related deaths from this season.As the National Institute on Aging and other sources have stated, flu symptoms […]

Betty Velazquez: The fight goes on

Let me tell you the story of my cousin Betty.My cousin, Bertha Velazquez (nicknamed “Betty”), has been a woman that has fought hard in life. She has always met her goals with honesty. She has been in the education field. She is a single mother who has dedicated her life completely to her only true […]

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) […]