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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Keeping Wyandotte County Healthy – UGPHD Offers Services for Everyone!

Springtime is here and summer is just around the corner – now is a great time to take advantage of the many health services offered by the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD), so that everybody in the family is ready for a summer full of fun and healthy activities! The UGPHD is located at […]

Editorial: National Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicides outnumbered homicides 2 ½:1 in 2019, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the tenth leading cause of death overall and second leading cause among 10-to-24-year-olds.Clearly, more education and outreach are needed — a current focal point. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Special events nationwide are raising awareness about […]

Get Ready for Spring and Summer with WyCo Parks and Recreation Activities!

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer – it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine – and Wyandotte County Parks & Recreation is here to help! Wyandotte Parks & Rec has just published its Spring & Summer Parks & Recreation Guide, which is a comprehensive guide to all of […]

How to be a caregiver for a sick loved one

¿Cómo cuidar de un ser querido cuando se encuentra enfermo? Cuidar de un ser querido que padece una enfermedad grave o crónica puede ser agotador y desafiante.Si está cuidando a un ser querido enfermo, los siguientes consejos pueden ayudarlo a sobrellevar los desafíos que enfrenta: *Investigar: encuentre fuentes confiables y consulte con profesionales sobre la […]

María Marín: Cómo controlar “el Will Smith” que llevas por dentro

Me atrevo a decir que el actor Will Smith no durmió bien la noche ante de los Premios Oscar; dando vueltas en la cama y pensando en las palabras que él diría si finalmente lo llamaban a recibir el galardón más importante de la industria cinematográfica. Era su tercera nominación a mejor actor y como […]