Hablar inglés es esencial para el progreso de los hispanos

En el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, que se celebra cada año del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, se destaca la influencia de los hispanos en el desarrollo social, cultural y económico de Estados Unidos. Aunque el español es la lengua materna de muchos hispanos, el dominio del idioma inglés juega un papel fundamental dentro de estos avances.

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VIDA en… AMERICA — Octubre 2013

Qué deben hacer los conductores cuando los para un policía

La mayoría de las personas cumplen con las leyes de tránsito. Pero a veces hasta los conductores más precavidos podrían cometer una infracción yimage arriesgarse a que los pare un oficial de policía.

Muchos conductores desconocen qué hacer cuando los para un oficial de policía, lo cual podría generarles cierto nerviosismo y confusión. Las siguientes recomendaciones le ayudarán a reaccionar apropiadamente:

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LIFE in… AMERICA – October 2013

What to Do If You Get Pulled over by the Police

Most people are responsible, law-abiding drivers that follow the rules of the road. But sometimes, even the best drivers can make a mistake that could get them pulled over.

Because people aren’t sure what to do if they get stopped by an officer, it could make them nervous and confused if it does happen. The following recommendations should help drivers react properly if they get pulled over:

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HEALTH – October 2013

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Diabetics

Diabetes is a medical problem that can be overwhelming. It is important to realize that there are many things that can be done to control diabetes. Each person has different blood sugar levels to maintain, and it is best to discuss this with your doctor. Generally, diabetics should maintain an average blood sugar (“hemoglobin A1C”) less than seven percent. Because the body cannot use insulin effectively, there are various lifestyle modifications that diabetics can do to help this problem. Healthy habits can help to control diabetes and should include physical activities and healthy foods.

Little changes can make a big impact on diabetes. Planning each meal is a good way to control the types and amounts of food eaten. To incorporate more nutritious food items into daily meals, start by adding them to favorite recipes. For example, zucchini enchiladas or substituting lettuce leaves in place of tortillas in taco recipes. Exercise is an excellent way to help the body use insulin. Starting with 10 minutes a day can help, and can be done while watching television with the family. Activities like marching in place, walking briskly around the house/yard, jumping rope, and climbing stairs are beneficial. For more ideas on nutrition and exercise, consult the American Diabetes Association website (http://www.diabetes.org/).

Diabetes is one of the few chronic diseases that, when properly managed, can accompany a person until the end of their days without disturbance to their quality of life. Whenever diabetes is well controlled, no symptoms or discomfort of any kind may be present. This is a perfect reason not only for eating well and maintaining a suitable activity level but also to maintain a positive attitude about the disease. This can serve as a motivation to produce healthy behaviors which may prevent many of the complications associated with diabetes.

Natalie Mora is from San Antonio, Texas, and is a fourth year medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her focus is on diabetes and preventative medicine. She is a member of the SUNY Upstate’s chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association, a national organization whose mission is to educate and advocate for the health needs of the Latino community. LMSA members, including herself, contribute to CNY Latino and raising awareness regarding the many health issues affecting the Latinos of Central NY and beyond.

Salud – Octubre 2013

Consejos de Estilo de Vida Saludable para los Diabéticos

La diabetes es un problema medico que puede ser abrumador. Es importante para realizar que hay muchas cosas que se puede hacer para controlar la diabetes. Cada persona tiene diferentes  niveles de azúcar de sangre para mantener, y por eso es mejor discutirlo con su medico. Generalmente, los diabéticos deben de mantener el promedio del azúcar en la sangre (“hemoglobina A1C”) menos del siete por ciento. Porque el cuerpo no usa la insulina efectivamente, hay varias modificaciones de vida que los diabéticos pueden hacer para ayudar a este problema. Hábitos saludables le ayudara a controlar la diabetes y es necesario que incluya actividades físicas y alimento saludable.

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Latinos en NUMEROS – Octubre 2013

Convirtiendo Estereotipos en Oportunidades

Mientras que las industrias de restaurantes, construcción y paisajismo a menudo son relacionadas con estereotipos sobre los hispanos, hoy en día se han convertido en impulsores económicos para la comunidad y el país.

El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana es un tiempo para conmemorar no sólo la herencia hispana, sino también las contribuciones sociales y económicas de los latinos a la vida en EE.UU. Para celebrar este mes, nos parece apropiado mencionar las principales industrias que ayudaron a los hispanoamericanos a dar forma al país y que lo han convertido en la nación diversa y dinámica que es hoy en día.

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LATINOS by the NUMBERS – October 2013

CONVERTING STEREOTYPES TO OPPORTUNITIES

While the restaurant, construction and landscaping industries are often related to stereotypes about Hispanics, today they have become economic drivers for the community and this country.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate not only the Hispanic heritage, but also the social and economic contributions Latinos have made to life in the U.S. To celebrate this month, it seems appropriate to mention the main industries that have helped Hispanic Americans shape this diverse and dynamic country.

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