June 2011

June 30th, 2011
Written by Cindy Ferraino in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Since the 1960s, birth control pills or oral contraceptives allowed women the freedom to prevent an unwanted pregnancy as well as treat certain medical problems like heavy menstrual bleeding, and premenstrual syndrome.Like any pharmaceutical drug, there are some side effects or increased risks especially when women take oral contraceptives. These side effects or risks affect all women, regardless...
June 29th, 2011
Written by Patty Talahongva in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Scattered throughout the U.S. are pockets of hyphenated Americans who come from the country of Hungary. For many, the ties to the motherland are so strong that they created organizations here to keep their culture close to them.Zsuzsa Stanfield understands the reasons. She left her hometown of Budapest 18 years ago. “I was born in Hungary. I’m from Budapest. I love Budapest,” she declares. But...
June 29th, 2011
Written by Randi McCreary in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
There is something wonderfully nostalgic about breakfast. The simple pleasures of waking up tothe smell of freshly brewed coffee, or sitting down to a giant stack of pancakes are some of the things we overlook. In a bustling society where so many of us rarely take the time to sit down and unwind, breakfast begins to sound like a much-needed tradition.When I was young, it was my own daily...
June 28th, 2011
Written by Manny Otiko in Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
In an April 2011 study, the Center For Disease Control (CDC) reported that "contraceptive use is lowest and teen childbirth is highest among Hispanic/Latinos and non-Hispanic blacks," but the numbers also suggest that this is true for youth of all "races and ethnicities who are socioeconomically disadvantaged."And while the overall rate of teen pregnancy (the current national rate is about 41...
June 27th, 2011
Written by Laura Monroe in All About Family with 0 Comments
Over the past several decades, researchers have drawn many correlations between incidences of specific types of cancers and factors such as gender, race, and ethnicity. Research clearly shows that the risk of a person contracting cancer and/or dying from that cancer can vary by that person’s genetics. In the United States, breast cancer is the leading cancer for women, regardless of race. Numbers...