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Surgical Team Says “Goodbye” to 20 Years of Pain

Surgical Team Says “Goodbye” to 20 Years of Pain

20 years ago, when Francisca was elated with joy after having her first and only child, she had no idea the suffering that would ensue. From that moment on, she experienced abnormal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. Eventually, Francesca was unable to perform any of her household duties for the […]

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Food Security For A Family of Ten

Food Security For A Family of Ten

In the rural jungles of Bolivia stands a two-room adobe house with no doors or windows, Here lives Adriana Franco Cáceres, her husband, their six children and two little grandchildren. Overall, they are a happy, loving family. But they also suffer their own challenges. Adriana is the only family member […]

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The Mental Health Epidemic of Today

The Mental Health Epidemic of Today

Submitted by Richard Yan, Biomedical Engineering InternToday’s generation is seeing a higher rate of suicide than ever before. Mental health issues in our society today are more common than that of previous generations. Addiction, anxiety, depression and other disorders are crippling children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly more than imaginable. […]

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Advancing Women’s Land Rights in Nicaragua

Advancing Women’s Land Rights in Nicaragua

Since 2017 Esperanca has been working with rural communities in Nicaragua to provide land grants and ongoing agricultural education to improve the sustainability of small farmers in the region. Over 200 families have participated across 8 communities. The group has also built and maintained 4 new seed banks. Petrona is […]

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Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Most of us try to live healthier lives, but we don’t always know how.That’s why health education is so important. Communities with strong health education services have fewer chronic illnesses and lower rates of obesity and substance abuse.So we are joining together to celebrate National Health Education Week from October […]

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Día Mundial del Corazón

Día Mundial del Corazón

Por Guillermo Gallardo, Interno de Esperança Aunque COVID -19 continúa cambiando nuestro mundo tal como lo conocemos, el 29 de septiembre es un día en el que todos en el mundo pueden continuar celebrando el Día Mundial del Corazón. Por Guillermo Gallardo El Día Mundial del Corazón es un día […]

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Malos hábitos y sus efectos a largo plazo en la vida de un niño

Malos hábitos y sus efectos a largo plazo en la vida de un niño

Por Lisvany Varens, Voluntario de Esperança Tomar decisiones saludables nos ayudan a vivir una vida más larga y sana. Decisiones saludables incluyen lo siguiente: comer mejor, mantenerse físicamente activo, dejar de fumar y dormir más (7-9 horas). Tomar estas decisiones y mantenerse firme a lo largo del tiempo no es […]

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La Importancia de Mindfulness

La Importancia de Mindfulness

Por Alexia Vega, Educadora de salud comunitariaMindfulness significa ser consciente y enfocarse en el momento presente. Significa reconocer los sentimientos, pensamientos, y sensaciones corporales presentes, mientras nos conectamos con el medio ambiente.Practicar la meditación mindfulness me ha ayudado inmensamente durante estos tiempos; me ha ayudado a redirigir mis pensamientos cuando […]

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Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Honrando a Nuestros Héroes La celebración de la Semana de la Herencia Hispana comenzó en 1968 bajo la presidencia de Lyndon Johnson y fue ampliada al Mes de la Herencia Hispana por el presidente Ronald Reagan en 1988. Cada año la nación celebra las historias, culturas y contribuciones de ciudadanos […]

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