Day: May 3, 2015

Hispanic women tend to have lower heart disease risk

In the United States, Hispanic women have an average life expectancy of 87 years — six years longer than Caucasian women. Part of the reason could be that Hispanic women may have better cardiovascular health accompanied by more positive attitudes about life, according to a study from the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015 Scientific Session being published in the AHA Journal, Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Researchers studied annual health fair and health risk information for 7,683 female employees (4,235 of whom were Hispanic)…

“Inside the Springdale School District”

School District Horace Mann once said, “The public school is America’s greatest invention.” For parents who have their children enrolled in public schools and who are directly connected to their schools as volunteers, PTA members, booster club members, WatchDOG dads, Safegate moms, mentors, etc., again I expect that upon reflection they would concur with the sentiment expressed by Horace Mann.

Clearly there are other sentiments that are expressed by public school dissidents and special interest groups. Their opinions count and warrant study and reflection. These are the public’s…

Mexican Consulate awarded middle school certificates to adults in Springdale

The Titular Consul and the educational center Plazas Comunitarias (Community Plazas Program) awarded middle school certificates to the Hispanic community in Springdale. Titular Consul David Manuel Preciado Juarez as part of issuing middle school certificates led the ceremony in the Christian Hispanic Center in a party atmosphere and joyful event, two ladies, Aura Santos originally from Guatemala and Norma Resendiz native of Hidalgo, Mexico, with cap and gown completed their secondary education.

The ceremony began at 11:00 am with the presentation of the Ballet Folklorico “Herencia de…

SOS encourage tobacco prevention at “Cinco de Mayo”

The Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office, MISRGO’s, “Stamp Out Smoking” program will again partner with local Hispanic organizations to encourage tobacco prevention and cessation in remembrance of Cinco de Mayo. On Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 12th annual Cinco de Mayo ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fest that will take place at MacArthur Park in Little Rock.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual observance day where Hispanic communities pay tribute and celebrate the culture and the Mexican history. ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fest Cinco de Mayo…

Secrets of long life & vibrant health

We know how to live a long and healthy life. There really are no secrets about it. Most good health or bad is because of the choices we make every day. Here are some areas where you can make good choices.

Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol regularly. Your doctor can tell you how often these two important measures should be checked, based on your risks for heart disease. Your doctor can also tell you about other screening tests you need. Catching problems through screening tests gives you and your doctor the chance to start treatment before problems get worse and cost more to cure….