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Corazones de oro

 02/06/2017 - 18:56

El Baile del Corazón de Filadelfia, que contó con más de 800 asistentes de las comunidades corporativa, médica, farmacéutica y social de Filadelfia, es la gala anual en beneficio de la misión de la Asociación Americana del Corazón, construyendo vidas más saludables, libres de enfermedades cardiovasculares e infartos.

Hearts of Gold

 02/05/2017 - 18:02

The Philadelphia Heart Ball, which is attended by more than 800 individuals from Philadelphia’s corporate, medical, pharmaceutical and social communities, is the annual black-tie gala benefiting the American Heart Association’s lifesavin

Un inglés limitado podría afectar a pacientes con Diabetes

 01/25/2017 - 13:51
Un inglés limitado podría afectar a pacientes con Diabetes

Un estudio reciente de 31.000 pacientes con diabetes en el norte de California ha determinado que el 60% de los pacientes Latinos hispanohablantes no llenaron sus prescripciones el 20% de las veces. Esto sucedió en un período de dos años después de que les fue indicada la medicación para controlar la enfermedad.

Limited English can impact patients with Diabetes

 01/24/2017 - 17:24
Limited English can impact patients with Diabetes

A research study of 31,000 patients with diabetes in Northern California found that sixty percent of Spanish-speaking Latino patients did not fill their prescriptions around twenty percent of the time. This was during a two-year period after they were told they needed the medication to control the disease.

$3 Million donation puts Philadelphia at the center of cannabis research

 12/20/2016 - 08:51

The cannabis green rush is spreading throughout the country now that eight states have legalized recreational pot and 28 more have approved medical marijuana. 

Pennsylvania is among the latter, with the state’s first medicinal program slated to take off in 2018. Now, a $3 million donation to Thomas Jefferson University from an Australian philanthropist is adding to Philadelphia’s already robust research landscape and helping to create a cannabis corridor in the City of Brotherly Love. 

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Una donación de 3 millones de dólares pone a Filadelfia en el centro de la investigación sobre la Cannabis

 12/20/2016 - 08:45

Un prado de verdes juncos de Cannabis se ha diseminado por todo el país, ahora que ocho estados han legalizado su uso recreacional y 28 otros han aprobado la marihuana medicinal. 

Pennsylvania se encuentra entre estos últimos, con el primer programa medicinal del estado que pretende despegar en el 2018. Ahora, una donación de 3 millones de dólares a la Universidad Thomas Jefferson por parte de un filántropo australiano, está siendo agregado al robusto paisaje investigativo de Filadelfia para ayudar a crear un corredor de cannabis en la Ciudad del Amor Fraternal.

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La Última Calada

 12/12/2016 - 03:57

 

 

EFE / Agencias. Con toda una vida dedicada a la elaboración artesanal de tabaco, Wallace Reyes no le da más de "quince o veinte" años de existencia a una industria que ha marcado la historia de la ciudad de Tampa (EE.UU.), en la costa oeste de Florida y que llegó a ser llamada la "capital mundial del puro".

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The Last Puff

 12/12/2016 - 03:50

Tampa was once dubbed "Cigar City", but its last cigar factory is about to disappear, like Fidel Castro, the most iconic cigar smoker, did last week.

Among those most worried about the future of the city is Eric Newman, whose family has been making 31 brands of cigars, including Cuesta-Rey, Diamond Crown and La Unica, for three generations, reports The Washington Post.
For 121 years, the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has produced millions of cigars and shipped them worldwide, while the rest of 149 surrounding factories shuttered their doors or outsourced overseas. 

Knowing the Enemy

 12/08/2016 - 02:51

Metastasis is a frightening word. It means death in 90% of Cancer cases, as it means the disease is spreading in the body.  However, scientists understand more and more the process of cell-splitting, from beginning to end, binging hope to a near cure.

Dead Zone

 12/07/2016 - 04:12

According to the most recent census data, the uninsured portion of the United States population has fallen to 9 percent, with the sharpest drop registered among those living in households with incomes of less than $48,600 a year (for a family of four)  or $23,760 for a single person.

Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

Abuela at 26

 12/06/2016 - 04:38

In 2015 more than 135,000 babies were born in Colombia to 15 to 19 year old mothers.

This problem has less to do with social and cultural stigmas, but with extreme poverty, says Catalina Escobar, chair of Juanfe, an non profit organization in Colombia that works with teenager mothers living in extreme poverty conditions and has saved the lives of more than 300 new-borns since its foundation, in 2001.

The Cuban doctor

 11/30/2016 - 04:39
Cuban family doctors have a key role in preserving the excellent Public Health system of the island.  Photo: Flickr/PanAmerican Health Organization

How is it possible that a Cuban citizen has a nearly identical life expectancy to an American, despite widespread poverty in his country and costing the government one tenth of the cost compared to an American? (Cuba spends just $813 per person annually on health care compared with America’s $9,403).  The difference comes back to the basic fact that in Cuba, health care is protected under the constitution as a fundamental human right. Also, as a poor country, Cuba can’t afford to waste money on health care.

More than Maple leafs

 11/22/2016 - 15:17
Cannabis Station, a medical marijuana dispensary located at the intersection of Lawrence Street and 20th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The shop occupies a former gas station. JEFFREY BEALL / WIKI COMMONS

Last week, marijuana stocks in Canada skyrocketed suddenly, despite evident indications that the government plans to go slow in its promise to legalize recreational marijuana use (scheduled for next Spring). The increases may have gotten a boost from pot legalization votes in four U.S. states, Colorado and Oregon. In Canada, marijuana comes under federal jurisdiction, unlike in the United States, where regulation is shared by the states and federal government.

Una conferencia de mujeres para empoderamiento, conexiones, y carcajadas: Lo que aprendieron

 10/08/2016 - 12:41

En la edición del 2016 de la Conferencia para Mujeres en Pensilvania, llevado a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones y producido por las estrategias Hill + Knowlton, cerca de nueve mil mujeres (y algunos hombres) de todas las edades y provenientes de todos los escenarios, se juntaron para promover conexiones laborales, alentar el crecimiento personal y aprender de personajes inspiradores de la ciudad, como es el caso de Anita Hill. Asimismo asistieron para reírse a carcajadas de las notas carismáticas de Abby Wambach y Mindy Kaling.

A women’s conference for empowerment, networking, and laughs: What they learned

 10/08/2016 - 12:20

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, hosted at The Pennsylvania Convention Center and produced by Hill + Knowlton strategies, about nine thousand women- and a few men -of all ages and backgrounds came together to foster career connections, personally grow, and learn from inspiring movers and shakers of the city, such as Anita Hill. They also came to laugh (a lot) at the charismatic keynotes from Abby Wambach and Mindy Kaling.

La actriz y abogada Diane Guerrero hace campaña y se sincera con AL DÍA News

 09/27/2016 - 18:22

Guerrero visita a voluntarios y miembros de Equality Pennsylvania antes de tocar puertas el 24 de septiembre del año 2016, y nos da una mirada exclusiva en la obra que ha hecho y lo que espera a lograr más allá Orange Is The New Black y Jane The Virgin.

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