Diplo, the Latin Actor Who Created the Walkathon for a Cause

The first known walkathon was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1953 by the most famous and influential actor/comedian in the history of Puerto Rico, Ramon Rivero, better known as Diplo. Continue reading

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The League Against Cancer Announces the 7th Annual “Silvia and Benjamín León Jr” Walkathon

THE LEAGUE AGAINST CANCER ANNOUNCES THE 7th ANNUAL  “SILVIA Y BENJAMÍN LEÓN JR. WALKATHON” BENEFITING THE LEAGUE AGAINST CANCER

Leon Medical Centers’ employees join together with the community as all participate in support of this worthy cause. Continue reading

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Less Bacon and More Nuts: A Study About Good Nutrition

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Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

Overeating or not eating enough of 10 specific foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study suggests. Continue reading

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. It is estimated that one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. Continue reading

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Fall Prevention Checklist

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  • Ask your doctor or healthcare provider to evaluate your risk for falling and talk with them about specific things you can do.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines—both prescription and over-the counter—to identify medicines that may cause side effects or interactions such as dizziness or drowsiness.

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Hair Changes with the Passing of Time

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Identify the 6 key changes that occur in the hair:

1) Grey hair appears.

There is reduced production of melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color and luminosity is lost. Continue reading

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Exercise For Your Heart

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As a muscle, the heart needs some exercise to be healthy. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise on most days of the week. But you don’t have to be an athlete, just taking a walk each day or going for a bike ride can make a difference. Continue reading

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