How to prevent child abuse

Commentary by Chara Child abuse remains a serious problem in America.According to statistics from the organization Childhelp, in the United States, an average of five children die every day from abuse and neglect. To prevent and/or stop child abuse, use the following tips: *Know the signs: A child who is being abused is usually depressed, with […]

Spring is Here! Is That Sniffle Spring Allergies or COVID Symptoms?

Spring is officially here! And for many of us, that can mean seasonal allergies come with the warmer weather. But the sniffles, coughs and runny nose that often signal seasonal allergies are also symptoms of COVID-19. It’s time to reacquaint ourselves with these symptoms and know where to go in case we need to get […]

How to recover from the winter blues

Commentary by Tere Siqueira It is common for the cold, dark days of winter to cause people to feel sluggish and tired. But now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, this is the ideal time for us all to regain our energy and work toward living a healthier lifestyle.Here […]

Health issues at a glance: Strokes

Problemas de salud en un vistazo: derrames cerebrales Cada cuatro minutos en Estados Unidos, alguien muere de un derrame cerebral, afirman los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades en su sitio web, citando datos de la Asociación Estadounidense del Corazón.Los derrames cerebrales, que ocurren generalmente por una pérdida de flujo sanguíneo en […]

How to deal with war anxiety

Commentary by Tere Siqueira With the frightening war between Russia and Ukraine dominating the news, many Americans feel afraid and worried.As the fighting continues to unfold, mental health experts are raising concerns about the effects the latest global crisis will have on people already ravaged by a pandemic and other problems. Here are some tips […]

Voces Consulares: COVID-19: Do you know where you live?

By Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi You know where you live: address, zip code, county… but in regards to COVID-19, do you know where you really live?Last week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 70 percent of the population in the United States lives in areas where the level of COVID-19 is low or medium.Encouraging news, […]

Where to Find COVID Vaccinations in Wyandotte County

The Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) wants to remind Wyandotte County residents there are several locations where they can find free COVID vaccines. Free vaccinations are available for anyone 5 years or older, including booster shots for those 12 and older. Vaccinations are provided regardless of anyone’s immigration status, and no insurance is needed.UG […]

NEDA launches eating disorder awareness campaign

By CharaOver the past few years, the number of people with eating disorders has increased.According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), roughly 30 million Americans (10 million men, 20 million women) will have an eating disorder at some point in life.To help fight such statistics, the NEDA is promoting NEDAAwareness Week. The week got […]