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When Odilia was 8, her mom moved to the United States in hopes of building a better life for their family. Odilia joined
Fortunately, Donna got the treatment she needed and is alive to share these stories. I appreciate her willingness to let me use these details because they paint a powerful cautionary tale.
Although it is summer and days are longer, time remains a precious commodity. Even on the laziest afternoons, time seems to run out faster than a cool jug of lemonade at a picnic.
The future health and health care of Latinos and other Americans will be in good hands. Listening to comments and questions from young Latinos attending a recent panel discussion on "The State of Hispanic Health in America," I was encouraged and inspired.
Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.
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But the numbness lasted for four days and wouldn't subside. I knew I had to listen to the advice I had given: Take action when experiencing symptoms. I was shocked when the doctors diagnosed my fourth stroke.
We all know that heart disease is one of the top health threats facing men. But many of us forget that this killer doesn't discriminate between genders.
The fight can't end there, because heart disease will not stop, until we stop it. We must do more than simply wear red. We must make individual changes and be a champion for change in others.
Overall, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Hispanic and African-American women who focus on seven health factors can improve their overall cardiovascular health and reduce their chances of heart disease and stroke. Going to the doctor for a well-woman visit is a great place to start.