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Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by Claudia Ortiz-ortiz on Sep 7, 2017 2:27:17 PM

To honor the contributions to culture and heritage made by people of Hispanic or Latino descent, National Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law in 1988. This period runs from September 15 through October 15. The reason behind starting this 30-day period on September 15 is that it is the independence day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Other countries celebrating their independence days during this time include Belize, Mexico and Chile.

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Topics: current events, national hispanic heritage month, medicine, Doctors, # philanthropists

Zika Virus (Infographic)

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 2, 2016 2:34:00 PM

What's the Zika Virus?

Who hasn't heard about the Zika Virus? It's currently one of the most trending topics, and for a not-so-good reason.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just declared it the Zika Virus outbreak a "public health emergency" that is "spreading explosively" across the Americas. 

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Topics: public, current events, infographic

Lead Poisoning (Infographic)

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM

What's happening in Flint, Michigan? 

The water supply for has been contaminated with lead for over a year, and President Obama has declared it a federal state of emergency. Unfortunatelty, the lead contamination has increased blood lead levels for almost all the residents of Flint, Michigan. 

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Topics: public, current events, lead poisoning, health news

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