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What’s Inside: A Passion for Medicine – Dr. Christian Caicedo p. 14 Photos from Spring Garden Luncheon at the Governor's Mansion p. 5

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It's Not Where You Come From, It's Where You Go p. 18 What's Happening? p.25 Page 5

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Graham and his new 12-week-old Goldendoodle, Sherlock Si Hetrick.

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oy muy consciente del esfuerzo y sangre y dinero que nos cuesta mantener esta declaración, y apoyar y defender a estos estados. Sin embargo, a través de toda la tristeza que veo los rayos de luz y la gloria deslumbrante. Puedo ver que el fin es vale la pena todos los medios. Este es nuestro día de la liberación. ” ~ John Adams Antes de los calurosos días de finales de Julio y la totalidad del mes de Agosto, cuando el verano todavía se siente nuevo y todos los planes de aquellos, vacaciones, proyectos y aventuras brillan fresco y con la anticipación, el cuarto día de los brazos del séptimo mes, crujidos, los flashes y silbidos como el cima de la excitación del verano y la tradición. Pero a pesar de y debido a las emociones de Día de la Independencia, la tradición no debe olvidarse nunca, ni pasado por alto. El cuarto de Julio es algo más que una celebración de la libertad de nuestro país, es un recordatorio de los ideales inquebrantables de la libertad nacidos casi un hace un cuarto de milenio, las palabras perfectas de Jefferson, así como el legado de Madison, Monroe, Hamilton, Adams y Washington. Y, como Adams habló de los sacrificios de muchos años atrás para garantizar la luz hoy en día, también debemos llevar a cabo esa gloria de la generación que - 236 años - celebrar el cuarto día del séptimo mes. El volumen de este mes, es la edición de julio si no podría decir de los dos párrafos anteriores, de La Voz Latina Centroamérica están llenos de algunas funciones muy útiles, así como las columnas de periódicos que han llegado a contar. En la página 14, escritor contribuyente Shannon Snell se sienta con el director administrativo de los servicios de emergencia para Pinnacle de Salud, Christian Caicedo. Usted también no quieren perderse la lectura de escritor que contribuye Chelsea Hess-Moore artículo, que detalla su reciente graduación del IUP, cada vez graduado de la universidad de su familia en primer lugar (18 página). Y asegúrese de revisar las fotos grandes de LHACC así como el almuerzo de Spring Garden en la Residencia del Gobernador (5 página). Les deseo a todos un gran cuarto de Julio.

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am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance.” ~ John Adams Before the dog days of late July and the entirety of August, when summer still feels new and all those plans, vacations, projects and adventures shine fresh and with anticipation, the fourth day of the seventh month booms, crackles, flashes and whistles with the height of summertime excitement and tradition. But despite and because of the excitements of Independence Day, the tradition must never be forgotten, nor overlooked. The Fourth of July is more than just a celebration of our country's liberty; it's a reminder of the unbreakable ideals of freedom born nearly a quarter-millennium ago, the perfect words of Jefferson as well as the legacy of Madison, Monroe, Hamilton, Adams and Washington. And, as Adams spoke of the sacrifices those many years ago to ensure the light today, we must also carry on that glory for the generation that will – 236 years from now – celebrate the fourth day of the seventh month. This month's volume, it's the July issue if you couldn't tell from the above two paragraphs, of La Voz Latina Central are packed full of some great features as well as the recurring columns you have grown to count on. On page 14, contributing writer Shannon Snell sits down with the administrative director of emergency services for Pinnacle Health, Christian Caicedo. You will also not want to miss reading contributing writer Chelsea Hess-Moore's article, which details her recent graduation from IUP, becoming her family's first college graduate (page 18). And be sure to check out the great photos from LHACC as well as the Spring Garden Luncheon at the Governor's Residence (page 5). I wish you all a grand Fourth of July. Graham S. Hetrick

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Spring garden luncheon held in June at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. Photos by George Fernandez

LHACC recently held a fundraising event at the Civic Center in Harrisburg. Co-chairs Esmerelda Hetrick and former Secretary of State Pedro Cortes were honored. Photos by Graham Hetrick

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Hombres Fuertes, Poderosos y Saludables de por Vida

Asesoramiento experto de Dra. Rhonda Johnson, directora clínica de Highmark

El ejercicio mejora su salud física, mental y sexual. Al hacer una rutina que incluya 30 minutos de ejercicio físico por día, usted estará encaminado para garantizar una buena salud en el futuro.

Los hombres hispanos en los Estados Unidos viven más que los caucásicos no hispanos y los afroamericanos, según los datos de los Centros de Control de Enfermedades. El razonamiento que subyace de esta realidad no se conoce plenamente, pero los hispanos tienden a ser más activos y tienen comunidades extremadamente solidarias, las cuales contribuyen a la calidad de vida y expectativas en general. Los hombres, ustedes son fuertes y poderosos, pero no son indestructibles. Los hábitos poco saludables y una falta de asistencia preventiva pueden destruir a cualquier hombre. Hágase un chequeo de salud este verano y continúe viviendo una vida saludable y prolongada.  

Acá le ofrecemos algunos consejos para tener en cuenta:

Hágase un chequeo de salud Según los Centros de Control de Enfermedades (CDC) en 2011, los hombres, en general, tuvieron muchas menos posibilidades que las mujeres de hacer una visita al médico en los últimos 12 meses. Si no ha visitado a su médico recientemente o una clínica de salud local, planee hacerlo este verano. Asegúrese de informar sobre sus antecedentes familiares ya que pueden influir en sus riesgos de desarrollar una enfermedad, derrame cerebral, diabetes o cáncer. Manténgase activo El ejercicio mejora su salud física, mental y sexual. Al hacer una rutina que incluya 30 minutos de ejercicio físico por día, usted estará encaminado para garantizar una buena salud en el futuro. Invite a sus compañeros de trabajo, vecinos y/o familiares a unirse a estas actividades grupales y ponga en práctica su dosis recomendada de ejercicio mientras pasa tiempo de calidad con aquellos que ama: Caminar Jugar al golf Jugar al bowling Baloncesto Softball/béisbol Footbol sin contacto Andar en rollers Andar en bicicletas Alpinismo Baile en formación Coma saludable: todos los días, todas las comidas Coma variedad de frutas, verduras y cereales todos los días. Restrinja las comidas y bebidas de muchas calorías, azúcares, grasas y alcohol. Restrinja su ingesta de sal: evite poner en la mesa el salero y esté atento a la cantidad de sal que contienen los alimentos procesados. Controle su presión sanguínea al menos una vez al año Una presión sanguínea normal es por debajo de 120/80. Su presión sanguínea está alta si tiene 140/90 o más. La presión sanguínea alta significa que su corazón tiene que trabajar más. Esto lo pone 6

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en mayor riesgo de un derrame cerebral, ataques al corazón y enfermedades de riñón. La alta presión sanguínea no tiene síntomas físicos, por lo tanto, controle su presión sanguínea regularmente. Controle el estrés Comer saludable y mantenerse activo son buenas formas de controlar el estrés en forma regular. Si el estrés es un gran problema en su vida, considere los siguientes consejos para evitar el estrés y tratarlo. Evite el consumo de drogas y alcohol. Puede parecer una solución temporaria para sentirse mejor, pero a largo plazo traen problemas y aumentan el estrés. Busque ayuda, conéctese socialmente y pase tiempo cerca con la gente que ama. Busque ayuda de un compañero, familiar, amigo, consejero, médico o miembro del clero. Hágase chequeos de cáncer colorrectal y de próstata El cáncer de próstata es el más común de los cánceres en hombres y la segunda causa de muerte más común por cáncer en los hombres hispanos. Hable con su médico sobre los controles para estos cánceres, especialmente si tiene entre 40 a 50 años o más. Haga un chequeo de su Diabetes Hay pruebas simples y fáciles que cualquier proveedor de atención médica puede hacer para diagnosticar diabetes. Sepa sus riesgos de desarrollar diabetes. Mayores riesgos de tener diabetes se relacionan con: Antecedentes familiares de diabetes Alta presión sanguínea Tener más de 45 años Estar excedido en peso. Ser físicamente inactivo Pruebas y chequeos adicionales Otras pruebas comunes incluyen los chequeos de depresión y de enfermedades trasmitidas por vía sexual. Hable con su médico sobre sus antecedentes familiares y su estilo de vida para determinar qué pruebas pueden ser adecuadas para usted. Si es miembro de Highmark, encuentre más consejos de cómo estar saludable ingresando a la página de miembros en highmarkblueshield.com. La doctora Rhonda Johnson es la directora clínica de los servicios de calidad y equidad en salud en Highmark Inc., un licenciatario independiente de Blue Cross y Blue Shield Association. Ella encabeza los esfuerzos de Highmark para reducir las disparidades raciales y étnicas que existen entre los miembros de Highmark a través de intervenciones clínicas y mejoras en materia de salud, acceso al idioma y competencia cultural para obtener un plan de salud.


Strong, Mighty and Healthy Men for Life Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Highmark medical director

Exercise will improve your physical, mental and sexual health. By getting into a routine that includes 30 minutes of physical exercise a day, you can be well on your way to ensuring your health for the future. Hispanic men in the United States live longer than non-Hispanic Caucasians and AfricanAmericans, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. The reasoning behind this is not fully known, but Hispanics tend to be more active and have extremely supportive communities, which may contribute to overall quality of life and expectancy. Men – you are strong and mighty – but not indestructible. Poor health habits and a lack of preventive care can break down any man. Keep your health in check this summer and continue to live a long, healthy life.  

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Get a Health Check-up According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2011, men, in general, were much less likely than women to have had a doctor visit in the past 12 months. If you have not recently visited a doctor or a local health clinic, plan to do so this summer. Be sure to share your family history since this can influence your risks of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or cancer. Be Active Exercise will improve your physical, mental and sexual health. By getting into a routine that includes 30 minutes of physical exercise a day, you can be well on your way to ensuring your health for the future. Invite your co-workers, neighbors and/or family to join in these group activities, and get your recommended dose of exercise while spending quality time with those you care about: Walking Golfing Bowling Pick-up basketball Softball/baseball Flag football Rollerblading Bicycling Hiking Line dancing Eat Healthy – Every Day, Every Meal Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day. Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, fat and alcohol. Limit your salt intake – avoid adding table salt, and watch out for salt in processed foods. Have Your Blood Pressure Checked at Least Once a Year A normal blood pressure is below 120/80. Your blood pressure is high if it is 140/90 or above. High blood pressure means your heart has to work harder. This puts you at a greater risk for strokes,

heart attacks and kidney disease. High blood pressure does not have physical symptoms, so get your blood pressure checked regularly. Manage Stress Eating healthy and being active are great ways to manage stress on a regular basis. If stress is a bigger issue in your life, consider the following tips to prevent and cope with stress. Avoid drugs and alcohol. They may seem to be a temporary fix to feel better, but in the long run, they can create more problems and add to your stress. Find support, connect socially and spend time with the people you love to be around. Seek help from a partner, family member, friend, counselor, doctor or member of the clergy. Get Screened for Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic men. Talk to your doctor about getting screened for these cancers, especially if you are between the ages of 40 to 50 or older. Get Screened for Diabetes There are simple and easy tests that any health care provider can do to diagnose diabetes. Know your risk for developing diabetes. Higher risks for diabetes are linked to: Family history of diabetes High blood pressure Being over 45 years old Being overweight Being physically inactive Additional Tests and Screenings Other common tests include depression screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Talk to your doctor about your family history and your lifestyle to determine what tests may be appropriate for you. If you’re a Highmark member, find more tips on staying healthy by logging in to the members’ section at highmarkblueshield.com. Dr. Rhonda Johnson is the medical director of health equity and quality services at Highmark Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. She leads Highmark’s efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health care disparities among Highmark members through clinical interventions and improvements in health literacy, language access and health-plan cultural competency. JULY 2012

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¿Que es Violencia Doméstica? Por el Mark J. Kogan Esq.

En las últimas dos décadas, ha habido un reconocimiento creciente de la prevalencia de la violencia doméstica en nuestra sociedad. Además, se ha hecho evidente que algunas personasestánenmayorriesgodevictimización que otras. La violencia doméstica tiene efectos adversos sobre los individuos, las familias y la sociedad en general. La violencia doméstica incluye abuso físico, abuso sexual y abuso sicológico. La exposición a este tipo de violencia tiene un potencial considerable para ser percibida como peligrosa para la vida de aquellos victimizadas y los puede dejar con un sentimiento de vulnerabilidad, indefinición, y en casos extremos, horror. El abuso físico se refiere a cualquier comportamiento que implique el uso deliberado de la fuerza contra el cuerpo de otra persona que corre el riesgo de heridas físicas, daños y/o dolor. El abuso físico incluye empujones, golpes, cachetadas, estrangular, utilizar un objeto para golpear, la torsión de una parte del cuerpo, obligando a la ingestión de cualquier sustancia y el uso de un arma. Abuso sexual es definido como cualquier intimidad sexual no deseada que sea esforzada por un individuo a otro. Eso puede incluir exposición esforzada a material o actividad sexual explicito o cualquier otra actividad sexual no deseada. Abuso sicológico

puede incluir declaraciones despectivas u otra amenaza. Eso puede implicar aislamiento, amenaza económica y abuso emocional. Conozca los hechos. Cada 9 segundos en los EEUU una mujer ha sido asaltado o golpeado. Alrededor del mundo, por lo menos una en tres mujeres ha sido golpeado, coaccionada sexualmente o abusada durante su vida. En la mayoría de los casos, el abusador es un miembro de su propia familia. Violencia domestica es la causa principal de heridas en las mujeres – mas que los accidentes automovilísticos, asaltos y violaciones combinados. Los estudios sugieren que hasta 10 millones de niños son testigos de algún tipo de violencia domestica cada año. Casi 1 de cada 5 adolescentes que han estado en una relación, dijo que un novio la ha amenazado con violencia o autolesión si se le dice que la relación termino. Todos los días en el EEUU, mas de tres mujeres son asesinadas por sus esposos o novios. Noventa y dos por ciento de las mujeres encuestadas figuran la reducción de la violencia domestica y asalto sexual como su principal preocupación por su seguridad. Victimas de violencia domestica pierden

What Is Domestic Violence?

By Mark J. Kogan Esq.

In the past two decades, there has been growing recognition of the prevalence of domestic violence in our society. Moreover, it has become apparent that some individuals are at greater risk for victimization than others. Domestic violence has adverse effects on individuals, families and society in general. Domestic violence includes physical abuse, sexual abuse and psychological abuse. Exposure to this form of violence has considerable potential to be perceived as life-threatening by those victimized and can leave them with a sense of vulnerability, helplessness and, in extreme cases, horror. Physical abuse refers to any behavior that involves the intentional use of force against the body of another person that risks physical injury, harm and/or pain. Physical abuse includes pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, using an object to hit, twisting of a body part, forcing the ingestion of an unwanted substance and use of a weapon. Sexual abuse is defined as any unwanted sexual intimacy forced on one individual by another. It may include forced exposure to 8

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sexually explicit material or activity, or any other unwanted sexual activity. Psychological abuse may include derogatory statements or threats of further abuse. It may also involve isolation, economic threats and emotional abuse. Know the facts. Every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. Nearly one in five teenage girls who have been in a relationship, said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. Every day in the U.S., more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed

aproximadamente 8 millones de días de trabajo remunerado al año solo en los EEUU – el equivalente a 32,000 empleo a tiempo completo. Basándose en los informes de 10 países, entre el 55 por ciento y 95 por ciento de las mujeres que han sido maltratadas físicamente por sus parejas nunca se puso en contacto con las organizaciones no gubernamentales, refugios o la policía para pedir ayuda. Los costos de la violencia de compañero intimo en los EEUU por si solo superan $5.8 billones por año: $4.1 billones son para los servicios directos de atención medica y de salud, mientras que la productividad en cuenta las pérdidas por casi $1.8 billones. Hombres, que tienen niños, fueron testigos de violencia domestica son dos veces mas propensos de abusar de sus propias esposas que los hijos de padres no violentos. La Violencia Domestica no discrimina, rico o pobre, famoso o no famoso, raza, sex o edad. ¿Qué es el PFA (Protection from Abuse Order)? Hay tres tipos de PFAs: 1) Orden de Emergencia PFA: Esto es cuando usted necesita protección inmediata y los tribunales están cerrados. El despachador de la policía de emergencia a través del 911 se contactará con el juez de distrito local, que

puede conceder un documento temporal para forzar la separación de las partes, si se siente que la víctima está en peligro inmediato. 2) ExParte PFA temporal: Este es otorgado por un juez de distrito a una de las partes con el otro ser presente. Un seguimiento de la audiencia será programada dentro de 10 días hábiles para determinar si la PFA debe continuar. 3) Final de PFA: Esta es una orden concedida sólo después de que se realice una audiencia con ambas partes presentes. Cualquiera de las partes podrán presentar pruebas y testigos para apoyar su posición. Si el Juez de Distrito considera que un ALP se justifica, entonces se podrá conceder una por un período de hasta tres años. La ubicación del juez de distrito que se puede conceder la Plataforma de Acción se basa en el condado en que vive la víctima. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o comentario sobre este artículo, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con el bufete de abogados WSK, envíeme un email a mkogan@wsklawyers.com o llame a la Línea de violencia doméstica en su condado.

reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern for their safety. Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S. alone – the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who have been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters or the police for help. The costs of intimate partner violence in the U.S. alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion. Men who, as children, witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents Domestic violence does not discriminate against anyone rich or poor, famous, race, gender or age. What is a PFA (Protection from Abuse Order)? There are three types of PFAs: 1) Emergency Order PFA: This is when you need immediate protection, and the courts are

closed. The emergency police dispatcher through 911 will contact the local district magistrate who can grant a temporary document to force a separation of the parties if he feels that the victim is in immediate danger. 2) Ex Parte Temporary PFA: This is granted by a district magistrate to one of the parties with out the other being present. A follow up hearing will be scheduled within 10 business days to determine if the PFA should continue. 3) Final PFA: This is an order granted only after a hearing is held with both parties present. Either party will be allowed to present evidence and witnesses to support their position. If the district justice finds that a PFA is warranted, then he may grant one for a period of up to three years. The location of the district magistrate who can grant the PFA is based upon the county in which the victim lives. If you have any additional questions or comments related to this article, please do not hesitate to contact the law office of WSK Lawyers, email me at mkogan@wsklawyers.com or call the domestic violence hotline in your county.


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is here, and the beach is calling my name. Hot, lazy days with a soundtrack of waves in the background and sand between my toes – the definition of heaven. Whether you brave a bikini or a more modest onepiece, showing skin that’s been hidden all winter means a little body prepping. Each year, I order my stash of beach-ready body treats to ensure I feel and look my best. I’m sure to get natural products that make my

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skin glow and treat the environment kindly. Here’s this year’s list of recommended summer-body and beauty products. Shobha is New York City’s top hairremoval salon. But if you can’t make it to the Big Apple, you can still get your hands on Shobha’s popular hair removal kit. Shobha makes a sticky, sweet gel that you apply with a spatula. Then, like waxing, you place strips of cloth over top and pull. It’s less painful than waxing and the natural

ingredients mean less chance of an allergic reaction to toxic chemicals. Find the complete kit ($30) at myshobha.com under the products link. We all know sun protection is not negotiable. But not everyone knows that many sunscreens found at the drugstore contain ingredients that aren’t healthy for the body. There are other options, like Poofy Supernaturals’ The Sunscreen Stick. This completely natural, conveniently packaged sunscreen is made from nourishing ingredients like organic coconut oil, jojoba oil and cocoa butter. There are no parabens or other nasties. And it offers an SPF of 30. Available online at poofyorganics.com. Even with the best intentions, we sometimes walk away from the beach red and burnt. Thanks to Rescue + Relief Spray by CV Skinlabs, we can calm the pain quickly. The entire line was developed for cancer patients and others with very sensitive skin. It’s great after sun exposure, radiation treatment and shaving. Packed with 99 percent natural, soothing ingredients, like comfrey and waterlily extract, this light, milky cream will be a favorite throughout the summer. Available at cvskinlabs.com for $34. Nuxe Paris makes the world’s bestselling beauty product, a dry body-and-hair oil loved by celebrities across the globe. Their Huile Prodigieuse OR is my one big summer splurge. The blend contains a combination of six oils – borage, St. John’s Wort, sweet almond, hazelnut and

camellia and macadamia – and a layering of irresistible fragrance notes, including bitter orange, mirabelle plum and white lily. The iridescent gold specks throughout this fast-absorbing oil gleams on summer skin and looks amazing with a white bikini. Available at nux.com for $41. Give your face a soothing summer mist of herbs and sea. Clairvoyant Beauty’s Lavender and Sea Minerals Facial Toner brings healing and balance to stressed skin. Organic kelp, Dead Sea salts and organic blue-green algae are said to restore moisture levels, regenerate cells and protect from environmental elements. Store in the refrigerator, and apply with a cotton ball for an especially refreshing treat. Available at clairvoyantbeauty.com for $24. Todra Payne is a and wellness writer and of healthybeautyproject.com.

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Stress and Vacation: Tips and Advice Oralia Garcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.A., M.S. Summer days bring opportunities for outdoor fun and travel. Planning a restful vacation is a common practice. Restful vacations are known to relieve stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. In this article, I will provide you with general information about stress as well as safety tips that can make your vacation more enjoyable and less stressful. What is Stress? Stress is defined as an organism’s total response to environmental demands or pressures. Helpguide.org defines stress as a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger, whether it is real or perceived, the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “flight or fight” reaction or the stress response. What Are Common Effects of Stress? The American Psychological Association’s “2010 Stress in America” report highlights several effects of stress on the body. The Mayo Clinic used this particular information to create the userfriendly table adopted below:

Common effects of stress ... ...On your body

...On your mood

...On your behavior

Headache Muscle tension or pain Chest pain Fatigue Change in sex drive Stomach upset Sleep problems

Anxiety Restlessness Lack of motivation or focus Irritability or anger Sadness or depression

Overeating or undereating Angry outbursts Drug or alcohol abuse Tobacco use Social withdrawal

Source: Adopted from the Mayo Clinic, mayoclinic.com/health/stress-symptoms.

How many people report stress or that their mental health was not good? As shown in Table 1, in 2009, one in three Pennsylvania residents reported that their mental health was not good one or more days in the past month. For Latinos, the number was higher even higher (46 percent). The number was also higher if the person was female (40 percent), had less than a high school education (39 percent) and earned less than $15,000 (50 percent). This suggests that mental health varies by person. Common ways to reduce stress The National Institutes of Health reports seven common ways of reducing stress: (1) get enough sleep; (2) exercise and control your diet; (3) build a social support network; (4) create peaceful times in your day; (5) try different relaxation methods until you find one that works for you; (6) don’t smoke; and (7) don’t drink too much or abuse any other substances.

Tips for restful vacations Contrary to popular belief, planning a vacation can be stressful. If you are not careful, some vacations can leave people with the desire for a vacation from their vacations. We don’t want this to happen to you. Below are some general safety tips and advice that may help lower your risk for stressful vacations. Safety Tip 1: Seek help from a travel agent. Talk to a travel agent about finding discounted travel deals or ideas for inexpensive vacations. Avoid a vacation that costs too much and is out of your budget. Use reputable travel Internet sites and search engines. Purchase travel insurance. Know which countries that U.S. citizens are prohibited from traveling. Learn about health information for travelers to other countries. Research your destination. See a doctor before your travel. And, think about your health status. Ask yourself the following questions: Are you too sick to travel? Do you have any special needs? Babies and small children, pregnant women, people with disabilities or people with a weakened immune system? Safety Tip 2: Avoid car accident-related injuries. Wear seatbelts. If you have children, use the correct car seats. Get your car inspected 10

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Table 1: PA 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Mental Health Not Good 1+ Days in Past Month5 YEAR

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PERCENT

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U

2009

All Adults

35

33

36

2009

Sex: Male

29

27

31

2009

Sex: Female

40

38

42

2009

Age: 18-29

50

45

55

2009

Age:30-44

39

36

42

2009

Age: 45-64

32

30

34

2009

Age: 65 and older

20

18

22

2009

Education: Less than High School

39

33

45

2009

Education: High School

34

32

37

2009

Education: Some College

39

36

42

2009

Education: College Degree

31

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33

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Income: less than $15,000

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44

56

2009

Income: $15,000-$24,999

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35

43

2009

Income: $25,000-$49,999

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31

37

2009

Income: $50,000-$74,999

30

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34

2009

Income: greater than $75,000

30

28

33

2009

Race/Ethnicity: White, non-Hispanic

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32

36

2009

Race/Ethnicity: Black, non-Hispanic

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33

45

2009

Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic

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36

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Source: BRFSS. Please note that the BRFSS data displayed in the Pennsylvania EpiQMS, starting in 2002, includes data gathered by PA collecting samples of behavioral risk information for Local Health Partnerships at the county level. Due to the inclusion of these sample data, analysis of PA BRFSS data presented by others may differ in sample sizes and have slightly different percent estimates and confidence bounds.

prior to travel, including tires, fluid levels, wipers, headlight fuses, blinkers, A/C, door locks and such. Have current car insurance, license and registration in case you need to provide them to a state or federal official. Have proper identification (driver’s licenses, passport or military ID) with you at all times, as well as a photocopy of it at a separate, but safe, location. Pay attention to road signs, traffic patterns and hazards. Do not speed or text while driving. Make frequent rest stops. Never tell strangers specific details about your travel plans or which routes you will be traveling on. Safety Tip 3: Avoid home-related concerns while away on vacation. Keep emergency numbers handy. Post a copy of these numbers on the refrigerator and also next to the telephone. Some to consider are local emergency services (911), Poison Control (800) 222-1222, fire department, police department, family number or friend to call in case of emergency and your doctor’s office. Also, secure all doors and points of entry at your home. Remember to place a request to “hold” all daily postal mail, newspapers and expected deliveries. This will prevent others from knowing that you are not home while on vacation. Be street smart. Safety Tip 4: Avoid physical-related injuries. Sunburn is painful, so use sunscreen when outdoors. Ways to lower your risks for skin cancer include: (1) avoid the mid-day sun (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) when the sun rays are the strongest; (2) block the sun rays by using SPF 15 sun block or greater – use a broad-


spectrum sunscreen to filter out both UVA and UVB rays; (3) cover-up by wearing long sleeves and long pants of tightly woven fabrics, and wear a hat with two- to three-inch brim; and (4) avoid tanning beds. Also, get plenty of sleep and rest. Avoid dehydration. Drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily. Eat a smart, well-balanced diet. Consume the recommended five or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Choose nonslip footwear. Wear shoes that fit well. Remember to take enough of your prescribed medication with you for the total days on vacation. Use your cane or walker at all times, if applicable. Prevent poisoning (food as well as drug or poison ivy). Do not swim alone. Avoid unsafe food and water. Avoid purchasing or using counterfeit drugs. Use mosquito and tick protection. Safety Tip 5: Avoid emotional-related concerns while away on travel. Treat others (and your loved ones) with respect while on your vacation. Have a positive

attitude and outlook. This may help you make your vacation more enjoyable. Avoid tantrums or arguing or fighting in public. Do not focus or compare a person, place or thing to a previous bad experience. Learn from past mistakes, but do not dwell over and over on it. Yesterday is gone. Avoid using your cellphone at the dinner table or while spending quality time with your loved ones. These are just a few of the tips reported for ensuring a restful vacation. I hope you find this information useful. Please talk with your doctor and pharmacist about your health care needs prior to your travels. This will hopefully make your vacation less stressful. Relax, avoid stress and don’t worry, be happy. Please do your best to enjoy your restful vacation. Send me your health questions to ¡Hola, Oralia! at dr.oraliagarciadominic@gmail.com. Together we can help keep Pennsylvania residents healthy. ¡Salud!

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TAL COMO YO LO VEO

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Por el Graham Hetrick

i esposa estaba dejando de ir a la Mansión del Gobernador para la apertura de los jardines. Ella es de Galveston Texas y desde entonces se ha mudado de Pennsylvania ha sido sorprendido en cómo la gente de este estado amor de primavera y verano. Para comprender su asombro primero hay un entendimiento de verano en Texas. UN comediante dijo una vez: 'œSummer en Texas no es tan malo. El calor es tanta que tu cabello se incendia, pero no tienes que preocuparte porque su sudor se pone fuera." Tengo que estar de acuerdo. He estado en Texas en el verano y terminas corriendo de un aparato de aire acondicionado a otro. Hay pocos gente haciendo footing, jardinería, o tomar una caminata o cualquier otra actividad. Verano en Pensilvania es una 12

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explosión de color verde. Crecimiento está en todas partes y color llena el campo. Todos los días fríos de invierno con nubes grises y los vientos fuertes convertido en un vago recuerdo. El cambio de temporada trae consigo una celebración de la vida al aire libre. Después de todo ¿quién puede apreciar calor y la luz del sol más de alguien que ha sido negado tanto durante meses y meses? Es muy difícil para estas hermosas verano días no ver gente que trabaja en sus jardines; recortar, siembra o simplemente relajarse alrededor de una fogata con amigos en un lugar fresco verano tarde. En realidad, nuestra Primera Dama susan Corbett es un hábil jardinero y ha tomado gran interés por el Gobernador de Manson paisajismo. Cuando digo que ella toma interés, es decir, que se está seleccionando

las plantaciones, preparar en parterres, recortar y excavación. Le encanta mostrar al público las grandes plantas nativas de Pennsylvania.Incluso como Susan Corbett tiene un curador el conocimiento de todas las obras de arte y mobiliario histórico dentro de la mansión, que ella también tiene un conocimiento y amor de plantas particular en Pennsylvania. El pasado mes la Primera Dama celebra el verano temporada abriendo los jardines para el público en general. Ella compartió su alegría de la vida al aire libre con los demás y había conocido el horticultor phillip Watson hablar de los jardines y la jardinería en general. Es cierto, para aquellos que no de la costa oriental ver nuestro manifiesta alegría de verano un poco extraño, pero en Pennsylvania casi parece como un

derecho de nacimiento. Rastreamos, pala, temblar, tobogán, agrupar y soportar el bronceado sin sol días interminables, balandronadas vientos, nieva, escasez de energía eléctrica, la humedad y el moho. A continuación, un día a la yema floral aparece, el sol permanece más tiempo, el paisaje se torna de color marrón y verde y la fiesta comienza. Tarda tristeza de gozar de la felicidad y tomara invierno a abrazar verano y son pocos los que pueden hacerlo mejor la Pennsylvanian como Millones. Así que disfrute de este breve descanso entre verano e invierno. Es el ciclo de las estaciones que marca nuestras alegrías y nuestros dolores. Las estaciones nos permiten apreciar los ciclos de la vida. Las personas que viven sin las estaciones nunca verá un día soleado como uno que se enfrenta a las estaciones del año.


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y wife was leaving to go to the governor’s mansion for an opening of the gardens there. She is from Galveston, Texas. Ever since she has moved up to Pennsylvania, she has been amazed at how people in this state love spring and summer so much. To understand her amazement, you must first have an understanding of summer in Texas. A comedian once said, “Summer in Texas is not so bad. The heat is so much that your hair catches on fire, but you don’t have to worry because your sweat will put it out.” I have to agree. I have been in Texas in the summer, and you end up rushing from one air-conditioned facility to another. There are few people jogging, gardening, taking a walks or any other outside activity. Summer in Pennsylvania is a burst of green. Growth is everywhere and color fills the countryside. All those cold days of winter with grey clouds and harsh winds become a faint memory. The change in season brings about a celebration of the outdoors. After all, who can appreciate warmth and sunshine more than someone who has been denied both for months on end? It is hard on these beautiful summer days not to see people working in their gardens, trimming, planting or just relaxing around a fire pit with friends on a cool summer evening. Actually Pennsylvania's first lady Susan Corbett is an avid gardener and has taken great interest in the governor’s mansion

landscaping. When I say she takes interest, I mean she is selecting plantings, preparing flowerbeds, trimming and digging. She loves showing the public the great native plants of Pennsylvania. Even as Susan Corbett has a curator’s knowledge of all the artwork and historical furnishings within the mansion, she also has a knowledge and love of plants particular to Pennsylvania. Last month, the Susan Corbett celebrated the summer season by opening the gardens to the public. She shared her joy of the outdoors with others and had a well-known horticulturist, Phillip Watson, speak about the gardens and gardening overall. It is true, those not from the east coast see our overt joy of summer as a little strange, but to a Pennsylvanian, it almost seems like a birthright. We rake, shovel, shiver, slide, bundle and endure endless sunless days, blustering winds, snows, power shortages, dampness and mold. Then one day, a flower bud appears, the sun stays longer, the landscape turns from brown to green and the celebration begins. It takes sadness to enjoy happiness, and it takes winter to embrace summer. Few can do that better Pennsylvanians. So enjoy this short rest between summer and winter. It is the cycle of the seasons that marks our joys and our sorrows. The seasons allow us to appreciate the cycles of life. Those who live without the seasons will never see a sunny day as one who faces the seasons. JULY 2012

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Dr. Christian Caicedo outside Harrisburg Hospital.

A Passion for Medicine By Shannon Snell • Photo by Jadrian Klinger Four years is a long time to spend in college, and it’s a lot of stress to put oneself through. But those who practice medicine study for up to an additional 12 years beyond their undergraduate work. Christian Caicedo, the administrative director of emergency services for Pinnacle Health, has chosen just this path. He did his undergraduate work at Rutgers University and completed medical school at New York 14

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College of Medicine before moving to the Harrisburg area, where he completed his residency. “I’m very happy here,” he says, explaining that Pinnacle Health is “doing so many wonderful things for the entire south-central community and for the Latino community…I think that this is remarkable.” He spoke about the challenges and rewards of working in the emergency department of the hospital.

What does your job entail? I oversee the operations of all emergency services for the entire system. I oversee the operations in both of our two emergency departments, including productivity by nursing, physicians, mid-level providers for advanced-practice clinicians, like PAs and nurse practitioners, emergency department clinical assistants and the registration staff. Close to 300 people work in the two emergency departments. About 50 percent of admissions for the hospital systems come from the emergency departments, so we touch a great deal of lives in the community. How did you decide to go into this field? I’ve always wanted to do medicine. I did not know I wanted to do emergency medicine until I was in college. I paid my way through undergrad by working emergency services. So I was in an ambulance as an EMT. I grew up in the north Jersey and New York City area, so I worked at two hospital systems there, Jersey City Medical Center and UMD in Newark, which were high-acuity trauma centers. I worked in their ambulances in those two cities right through college. That’s when I decided that emergency medicine was what I really wanted to do. How long have you been at this particular job? This particular position? For about nine months. Prior to that, I was one of the site medical directors. I was specifically assigned to the community general osteopathic department. I was the righthand person to my position now over in that site. I did that for about two and a half years or so. Before that, I was a staff emergency physician, and I’ve been doing that since 2003. Is there such a thing as a typical day on the job? If so, what does that look like? Emergency medicine is so attractive to people like myself and so unattractive to others because of the fact that there is no typical day. It’s so dynamic. We see from brand-new babies to someone who is breathing their last breaths. So we see the whole gamut of ages, a variety of pathology, all walks of life and all cultural and religious backgrounds. It is the most interesting place to meet people. We practice medicine in this very dynamic and volatile place because a lot of emotion comes through these doors along with the ailments and injuries that people suffer. I understand that the training program can take a long time to complete. What makes it worthwhile to spend that much time going through school and studying for it? A lot of people have said to me, “I think that you really have to be really smart.

You must have been No. 1 in your class to go to med school.” I don’t really agree with that. Yes, you have to have some intellectual acumen. But what I think you need most of all is you need to have the passion for it. You need to love it. You need to be willing to work hard for a long time. Medical school is four years. Then you pick a residency. Residency is where you pick your specialty. That can range from a minimum of three years to five or six years. You’re talking an additional 12 years on top of your undergrad, just so you can start doing what you really want to do. So it’s just a long road. You have to make sure that you really love it, and be willing to work hard. This is what I really love to do. This is what I enjoy. I’m seeing patients and I’m helping somebody and somebody is truly grateful for the things you are able to do for them. That’s all the thanks I really need. If you could pick something, what is it that you like best about your job? I think the best part about my job is when I’ve gone in and just been able to talk to a patient and read between the lines and realize they just wanted to get something off their chest. They wanted to express something that was causing them physical ailment, but they didn’t need anything else. They were grateful just for my time. I love that part of it because it’s so human, you know? Anybody can really do that, but I am privileged to be licensed to do that and get paid for it. What’s the biggest challenge of your job? As an administrator, it’s being able to find a good balance among everything. So I need to find a good balance between my clinical work and my administrative work. A good balance between the needs of the department and the needs of the organization. A really good balance between my life and my work. All those things are very delicate. You have to be able to manage them all very carefully because when you drop one of those – especially that family one – it can be disastrous. Do you have any particularly interesting stories of things that happened on the job? Every day, you find something that you can’t believe is happening out there – how much our community has changed. I think back to when I was young and growing up, and it seemed to my friends and my cousins and I that sneaking into our parents’ refrigerator to get a beer was a big deal. These days, I feel apprehension for the kids in our community because there’s so much out there. There’s so much poor influence and lack of direction that our kids are really turning to misguided friends and peers and getting exposed to all sorts of things that continued on page 26


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De la Diversidad a la Inclusión y de la Inclusión a la Equidad Por el Dr. Hector Richard Ortiz

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n mi artículo pasado, hablé del significado y la importancia de la diversidad. Porqué es no es sólo lo más correcto sino también lo más inteligente que ha que hacer. Hoy, el enfoque será acerca de la connotación de la palabra inclusión. La diversidad es trascendental, pero la diversidad de color, la opinión, el género etcétera es sólo importante cuando esta diversidad no está solo presente sino también cuando la diversidad es incluida. Como lo he mencionado, es en la valoración de nuestras diferencias donde podemos apreciar el valor de la plenitud de la creación; por lo tanto, debemos abrir no sólo nuestras mentes, sino también nuestros corazones. Estas acciones son fundamentales para aceptar la inclusión como parte de nuestras actividades diarias. Podemos tener diversidad en nuestras escuelas, en las empresas y en los vecindarios, pero si nosotros no tenemos inclusión, entonces nosotros todavía no estamos tratando a los demás como a nosotros mismos, sino como a los "otros," nunca como parte de la fuente principal ni con derechos iguales o semejantes. Nuestra responsabilidad es asegurarnos que respetemos los derechos y responsabilidades como lo hacemos con nosotros mismos. La diversidad puede traer diferencias en colores, género y creencias, pero la inclusión acepta e integra estas diferencias para el beneficio común. Cuando incluimos a los demás, estamos creando un verdadero sentido de comunidad y todos nos beneficiamos del mosaico de talentos, habilidades, capacidades y las perspectivas 16

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multiculturales que nos ofrece la diversidad. Le recomiendo promocionar la diversidad, promover la inclusión y celebrar la grandeza de nuestras diferencias y la magnitud de nuestras similitudes. Pruebe otro alimento, escuche un tipo de música diferente y contemple la belleza de la vida. La diversidad nos define tanto como individuos así como grupo. Sin embargo, no pierda la oportunidad de integrar esto a sus actividades diarias e integrarse para estar conectado con los demás. La inclusión es imprescindible. No se limite sólo a aceptar la diversidad, sino también a celebrar la diversidad. La inclusión ocupa un nivel superior en la escalera de la justicia social. La inclusión es el primer paso para prevenir la segregación y la discriminación. La inclusión nos abre las puertas para crear acceso igualitario hacia las oportunidades para el éxito. La última palabra que traigo a vuestra consideración es la palabra “Equidad.” La equidad no es lo mismo que la igualdad. La igualdad implica la uniformidad u homogeneidad. Como hemos discutido, nosotros no somos todos iguales. Todos tenemos situaciones únicas y vivimos experiencias diferentes y éstas deben ser consideradas para asegurar no solo igualdad sino también justicia. La mayoría de las personas no están conscientes de los privilegios que algunas porciones de la comunidad reciben. Algunas personas reciben beneficios basados solamente en su presentación física o la religión que profesan o el idioma que hablan. Como todos no venimos del mismo sitio, no

todos tendremos el mismo futuro. De ahí la importancia de la diversidad y su valor para lograr la equidad, cuya palabra nos acerca a los principios de la igualdad, los valores de la ecuanimidad y los estándares mínimos para la justicia social. Es esencial que todos hagamos nuestro esfuerzo para lograr equidad. Por ejemplo, en el campo del trabajo, las escuelas y universidades u otras organizaciones, todos debemos hacer nuestra parte y aspirar a tener una fuerza laboral más diversa y ayudar a que estudiantes de color u otros estudiantes de las minorías puedan acceder a otros campos que no están tradicionalmente representados por estos grupos como las matemáticas, las ciencias, la tecnología y la ingeniería. Como dice un pensamiento anónimo, “Todos somos residentes de este país, pero todos experimentamos los sueños de diferente manera.” Lo cierto es que incluso si tuviéramos diversidad e inclusión, indudablemente necesitaríamos también la equidad para reducir la brecha inmensa que existe en ciertos campos donde el acceso a la alta tecnología y el éxito académico es todavía limitado, especialmente entre grupos raciales, étnicos, culturales, lingüísticos y de culturas socioeconómicas diferentes. Estas brechas persisten no sólo en el campo académico, sino que se extienden a todas las partes de la vida y hasta en las próximas generaciones. Es por eso que la diversidad, la inclusión y la equidad son beneficiosas para todos. Parafraseando a Pascal Zachary, el decía que socialmente, biológicamente, históricamente, y

culturalmente, todos venimos de laguna parte y todos somos únicos y especiales de una forma u otra. Todos tenemos que cumplir roles diferentes en la vida y todos contribuimos con actitudes y aptitudes diferentes. La diversidad enriquece y aumenta la investigación, promueve la invención y engendrar una serie imparable de generación de ideas. Si nos atrevemos a respetar a los individuos y grupos y permitiríamos que cada uno se manifieste libremente, lo que estaríamos generando seria la apertura a nuevas ideas y nuevas formas de pensar. La inclusión significa romper las barreras sistémicas que han estado dirigiendo nuestras vidas conscientemente o inconscientemente y que lamentablemente son experimentadas por poblaciones que carecen de representación para evitar la exclusión cultural e histórica que ha vivido la humanidad. Para lograr la equidad, nosotros tenemos que trasladarnos de los ajustes tradicionales hegemónicos y enfocarnos hacia un modelo diverso, multicultural e inclusivo; del monologo idiomático a la multiplicidad de lenguas; y de la prosperidad individual al bienestar colectivo. He escrito en estos dos artículos acerca de la importancia de trasladarnos de la diversidad a la inclusión y de la inclusión hacia la equidad, dos determinantes básicos de la justicia social. Concluiré con un pensamiento anónimo que expresa las tres palabras que he revisado en este ensayo, "Estar juntos es el principio; mantenernos juntos es progreso; trabajar juntos es superación.” ¡Bendiciones para todos ustedes!


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No es de donde vienes, Es donde quiera que vayas. Por el Chelsea Hess-Moore

Chelsea Hess-Moore, IUP graduate Fue una situación poco abrumador en el podio de la entrega de mi discurso para el departamento de periodismo de la Universidad de Indiana de Pennsylvania (IUP). La multitud se rió de mis bromas, mi abuelo trataba de ocultar sus lágrimas detrás de sus anteojos, mis hermanas prestando atención a mí y sonríe orgullosamente brillaban en los rostros de mis padres - esto hizo que todo valiera la pena. Cuando me llamaron, y yo camine por el escenario para recibir mi diploma, me di cuenta de que las lágrimas y las sonrisas eran de mucho más que mi discurso de graduación. 18

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En ese momento, me hizo historia y se convirtió en la primera persona en mi familia en graduarme de una universidad. Agarrando el diploma en la mano significó más de cuatro años de las últimas noches en la biblioteca, los plazos de las tareas diarias, fideos Ramen para la cena cada noche y la lucha de equilibrar la vida del partido con el trabajo escolar. Era más que el orgullo en mí mismo para superar estos obstáculos. El título es un hito, y que representa a las personas fuertes que me han precedido. Los Matthews, mis abuelos maternos, y mis antecesores paternos, la familia de

Moore, se honró a todos en ese caso muy por hacerme la persona que soy hoy en día. Desde mis primeros años de vida, mi padre siempre me dio la confianza para creer que podía hacer cualquier cosa y siempre se esfuerzan para ser los mejores. Y eso es exactamente lo que hice. Siendo la mayor de cuatro hermanas menores, una gran responsabilidad junto con el vino. La aplicación de un título universitario era parte de mi responsabilidad de mostrar mis hermanas menores que era posible. En su último año en la escuela secundaria, que no tardó en solicitar a las universidades. IUP fue la primera universidad que me envíe una carta de aceptación. En el primer mes de mi último año de escuela secundaria, yo ya había seleccionado a mi universidad de su elección - IUP. La aplicación fue la parte fácil. Rápidamente después de recibir la palmadita en la espalda para ser aceptado en IUP llegó la bofetada en la cara cuando me preguntaba, "¿Y ahora qué?" Tenía que averiguar cómo obtener ayuda financiera, las clases de programación y aprender el conocimiento general acerca de ir a la universidad . Como yo era el primero en asistir a la universidad, fue un proceso de aprendizaje para mis padres y I. Sin embargo, a través de una cuidadosa investigación, el teléfono con frecuencia llama a las oficinas de ayuda financiera y el derramamiento de visitas a la oficina de orientación de la escuela Steelton, Highspire Alto I, se aseguró de que tiene la ayuda que necesitaba. Durante mis experiencias de fruncir mi educación universitaria, había un montón de obstáculos lanzados a mi manera. A pesar de que es una gran cosa que me fomentó mi educación, no todo el mundo me apoyó y vio lo bueno en lo que yo estaba tratando de hacer. Había los que no me ayudaría. Hubo quienes me desanimó diciendo cosas tales como "la universidad no es asequible" o "parece imposible que para sobresalir,

ya que no tiene ningún graduados de la universidad en su familia." Bueno, me volví la negatividad en la motivación. Yo sabía lo que era capaz. No es de dónde vienes, sino que es a donde vas. Y yo estaba seguro que iba a ir muy lejos. Es surrealista que cuatro años han pasado tan rápido. Colegio fueron los mejores años de mi vida, hasta el momento. Me ayudó a crecer y ser independiente. Pero, sobre todo, me enseñó que todo es posible, y usted es el principal factor para determinar el resultado de su vida. Ahora que he aprendido de las cuerdas, allí estoy yo para mis hermanas para ayudarles a hacer grandes cosas. Tengo sueños de ellos es el éxito, al igual que mis padres hicieron por mí. Que allanó el camino para que ellos sigan, y con cada uno de nosotros tiene personalidades completamente diferentes, estoy emocionado de ver lo que cada uno de nuestros futuros tienen. Ellos fueron mi inspiración para nunca darse por vencido. Espero que los roles que ahora puede invertir, y yo les inspire a hacer lo mismo. Espero que más personas se esfuerzan por seguir sus sueños. Esos cuatro años de mi vida podría haber cambiado el futuro de mi familia para las generaciones venideras, con cada generación esperamos lograr más que el anterior. Como ahora estoy estudiando para obtener mi maestría y viviendo mi sueño de trabajar para una editorial, me doy cuenta que puede haber hecho un hito para la familia Hess-Moore, pero sé que esta bendición se es el primero de muchos grandes éxitos por venir. Mahatma Gandhi dijo una vez: "Sé el cambio que deseas ver en el mundo." Yo quería hacer un cambio, y con la ayuda de mis seres queridos, mi fe en Dios y automotivación, sé que han provocado el cambio Quiero ver a mi familia. Lo hice con mis sueños de la universidad, y un pequeño paso a la vez, que con el tiempo la esperanza de hacer un cambio en el mundo.


It's Not Where You Come From, It's Where You Go It was a little overwhelming standing at the podium delivering my speech for the journalism department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The crowd laughed at my jokes, my grandfather tried to hide his tears behind his glasses, my sisters actually paid attention to me and proud smiles shone on my parents' faces – this made it all worthwhile. When my name was called, and I walked across the stage to receive my diploma, it dawned on me that the tears and smiles were for much more than my graduation speech. At that moment, I made history and became the first person in my family to graduate from college. Grasping the diploma in my hand meant more than four years of late nights at the library, daily homework deadlines, Ramen noodles for dinner every night and the struggle of balancing the party life with schoolwork. It was more than pride in myself for overcoming these obstacles. The diploma is a milestone, and it represents the strong people who preceded me. The Matthews, my maternal grandparents, and my paternal predecessors, the Moore family, were all honored at that very instance for making me the person I am today. From my early years of life, my dad always gave me the confidence to believe that I could do anything and to always strive to be the best. And that’s exactly what I did. Being the oldest of four younger sisters, a lot of responsibility came along with that. Pursuing a college degree was part of my responsibility to show my younger sisters that it was possible. As a senior in high school, I wasted no time in applying to colleges. IUP was the first college to send me an acceptance letter. In the first month of my senior year of high school, I had already selected my college of choice – IUP. Applying was the easy part. Quickly after getting the pat on the back for being accepted to IUP came the slap in the face when asking myself, “Now what?” I had to figure out how to get financial aid, schedule classes and learn the general knowledge about going to college. Since I was the first to attend college, it was a learning process for my parents and I. However, through careful research, frequent phone calls to financial-aid offices and the outpouring of visits to the guidance office at Steelton-

By Chelsea Hess-Moore

Highspire High School, I made sure I got the assistance I needed. During my experiences of pursing my college education, there were a lot of obstacles thrown my way. Even though it is a great thing that I furthered my education, not everyone supported me or saw the good in what I was trying to do. There were those that wouldn’t help me. There were those who discouraged me by saying things such as “college isn’t affordable” or “it seems impossible for you to excel because you don't have any college graduates in your family.” Well, I turned that negativity into motivation. I knew what I was capable of. It’s not where you come from; it’s where you’re going. And I was confident I was going to go far. It feels surreal that four years have gone by so quickly. My time in college wasv the best years of my life, so far. It helped me grow and become independent. But, most of all, it taught me that anything is possible, and you are the main factor in determining the outcome of your life. Now that I have learned the ropes, I am there for my sisters to help them to do great things. I have dreams of them being successful, just as my parents did for me. I paved the path for them to follow, and with each of us having completely different personalities, I’m excited to see what each of our futures hold. They were my inspiration to never give up. I hope that the roles can now reverse, and I will inspire them to do the same. I hope that more people strive to follow their dreams. Those four years of my life may have changed my family’s future for generations to come, with each generation hopefully accomplishing more than the last. As I am now pursuing my master’s degree and living my dream of working for a publishing house, I realize I may have made a milestone for the Hess-Moore family, but I know this one blessing is the first of many great successes to come. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I wanted to make a change, and with the help of my loved ones, my faith in God and self-motivation, I know I have sparked the change I wish to see in my family. I made it through my college dreams, and one small step at a time, I eventually hope to make a change in the world.

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Panel de la Cámara informa a cabo basado en el desempeño proyecto de presupuesto Por el Kevin Zwick, Capitolwire El panel de la Casa de Gobierno, el 5 de junio informó a cabo un proyecto de ley del presupuesto basado en el desempeño de exigir a los organismos del Poder Ejecutivo a considerar el crecimiento poblacional o el índice de precios al consumidor en la elaboración de las propuestas de presupuesto. "[HB 726] es para poder proporcionar una herramienta de última instancia, a la Legislatura para poder juzgar si el Poder Ejecutivo es en realidad el cumplimiento de los objetivos que deberían, sobre la base de los objetivos de un departamento", dijo el presidente del comité Daryl Metcalfe, R -Butler. "Eso es en última instancia, el objetivo de la legislación …..para asegurarse de que las políticas están cambiando de una manera que conduce un departamento a cumplir mejor los objetivos que ha establecido para ese departamento. " El proyecto de ley, introducido por la Casa Whip Stan Taylor, R-York, fue elegido a la Cámara por el voto de la línea del partido. El proyecto de ley fue modificada, en las líneas del partido, por Metcalfe para exigir los niveles de financiación para los programas de la agencia para ser igual o menos que el año fiscal anterior, a menos que el índice de precios al consumidor o la tasa de aumento del crecimiento demográfico. "Y si vamos a hacer una propuesta de presupuesto en el status quo, entonces usted va a necesitar para asegurarse de que está limitando su status quo 22

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crecimiento del gasto a los criterios de población", dijo. Metcalfe dijo que la tapa del índice de crecimiento y de la población no sería una medida obligatoria de los gastos, teniendo en cuenta el uso de este tipo de indicador permitiría disponer de más indulgencia. "Al mismo tiempo, se está creando una nueva protección al contribuyente que a la larga ahorraría a los contribuyentes un montón de dinero en el transcurso de una década, con la implementación", dijo. Si la tapa similar estado en vigor durante la última década, Metcalfe dijo que el presupuesto actual sería alrededor de $ 1 mil millones menos. "Si hubiéramos tenido este tipo de legislación en vigor en el pasado, nuestro actual proyecto de presupuesto de este año sería de alrededor de $ 26,8 mil millones, en lugar de $ 27,5 mil millones que es en estos momentos están dándole vueltas a un lado a otro entre la Cámara y el Senado y la oficina del gobernador ", dijo. Comité Demócrata de Babette Josephs Presidenta, D-Filadelfia, expresó su preocupación el proyecto de ley impondría requisitos en la Oficina Fiscal Independiente, que se requiere para elaborar una ejecución del presupuesto de la Commonwealth, y establecer una división de presupuesto basado en el desempeño dentro de la IFO. "¿Es esto enturbiar las aguas, por lo que es más difícil de entender lo que

la Oficina Fiscal Independiente que se supone que haga?", Dijo Josephs. "Si decidimos cambiar la misión de la IFO, que es la elección de la Legislatura", dijo Metcalfe. "No creo que esto sea necesariamente hacer eso sin más investigación. ... Es importante que la Oficina Fiscal Independiente de ser capaz de entregar esta información a nosotros. " Joseph respondió: "Mi preocupación es que la misión que originalmente se le dio el IFO es ser independiente. Me preocupa [en] su enmienda se convierte ya no es independiente. Por supuesto, en el largo plazo podemos cambiar cualquier cosa que queramos, en cualquier momento que queramos, porque tenemos los votos suficientes. Pero estoy tratando de ver si las palabras en el proyecto de ley dicen que lo que sus partidarios están tratando de hacer que suceda. " Metcalfe dijo: "¿no es que sea independiente? No estamos cambiando, que se informe a, o que está ejecutando el IFO, o dándoles una dirección en cuanto a la información que queremos entregar a la Asamblea General. " La enmienda requeriría que el IFO a reducciones de fondos recomendados, modificaciones del programa, o la rescisión si una agencia no cumplió con uno o más de los objetivos de una actividad del programa. Joseph era también le preocupa que la legislación viola la separación de la doctrina de los poderes. Sin embargo, Metcalfe dijo que la legislación afectaría a una parte

del Código Administrativo, donde la Legislatura ya se requiere que el gobernador de proponer un presupuesto. Dijo que el proyecto de ley agrega medidas de desempeño para lo que ya es obligatorio. Según el proyecto, las agencias se debe presentar un plan estratégico de cuatro años para la Oficina de Presupuesto ya la Asamblea Legislativa. Un presupuesto por resultados se presentarán a la Oficina de Presupuesto de la Legislatura y el Presupuesto Legislativo y el Comité de Financiamiento previo al gobernador la liberación de un proyecto de presupuesto. Presupuestos de rendimiento que incluyen salidas reales y los resultados obtenidos en cada organismo y sus costos reales, que muestra los resultados anteriores para el año más reciente para el cual los resultados están disponibles y previstos de rendimiento para cada año subsiguiente. Las agencias también incluiría un nivel de financiación recomendada para cada programa. Algunos republicanos dijeron que el proyecto de ley que aumenten la transparencia en el proceso presupuestario, que muestra cómo o por qué la financiación de algunos programas se corta o se incrementó. La Oficina de Administración se requiere para desarrollar e implementar un programa de formación en gestión para los administradores de las agencias.


House Panel Reports Out PerformanceBased Budget Bill By Kevin Zwick, Capitolwire The House State Government panel on June 5 reported out a performancebased budgeting bill to require executive branch agencies to consider population growth or the consumer price index when drafting budget proposals. “[HB 726] is to provide a tool ultimately to the Legislature to be able to judge whether or not the Executive Branch is actually meeting the objectives that they should, based on the objectives of a department,” said committee chairman Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler. “That’s ultimately the objective of the legislation ... to make sure that policies are changing in a way that drives a department to better deliver on the objectives they’ve set for that department.” The bill, introduced by House Whip Stan Saylor, R-York, was voted to the House floor by a party line vote. The bill was amended, on party lines, by Metcalfe to require funding levels for agency programs to be equal to or less than the prior fiscal year, unless the consumer price index or the rate of population growth increase. “And if you’re going to make a budget proposal on status quo, then you’re going to need to make sure you’re limiting your status quo spending growth to the population criteria,” he said.

Metcalfe said the index and population growth cap would not be a binding measure of spending, noting the use of this type of indicator would allow more leniency. “At the same time, it is creating a new taxpayer protection that would ultimately save taxpayers a lot of money over the course of a decade, upon implementation,” he said. Had the similar cap been in place over the past decade, Metcalfe said the current budget would be about $1 billion less. “If we would have had this type of legislation in place in the past, our current budget proposal this year would be about $26.8 billion, instead of the $27.5 billion that it is right now being batted around back and forth between the House and the Senate and the governor’s office,” he said. Committee Democratic Chairwoman Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, expressed concerned the bill would impose requirements on the Independent Fiscal Office, which would be required to craft a Commonwealth performance budget, and establish a performancebased budget division within the IFO. “Is this muddying the waters, making it more difficult to understand what the Independent Fiscal Office is supposed to do?” Josephs said.

“If we decide to alter the mission of the IFO, that’s the Legislature’s choice,” Metcalfe said. “I don’t believe this is necessarily doing that without further research. … It’s important that the Independent Fiscal Office be able to deliver this information to us.” Josephs responded: “My concern is that the mission we originally gave the IFO is to be independent. I’m concerned [under] your amendment it becomes no longer independent. Of course, in the long run we could change anything we want, anytime that we want, because we have enough votes. But I’m trying to see whether the words in the bill say what its proponents are trying to make happen.” Metcalfe said, “How is it not independent? We’re not changing who they report to, or who’s running the IFO, or giving them a direction as far as information we want them to deliver to the General Assembly.” The amendment would require the IFO to recommended funding reductions, program alterations, or termination if an agency didn’t meet one or more of the goals of a program activity. Josephs was also concerned the legislation would violate the separation of powers doctrine. However, Metcalfe said the legislation would affect a portion

of the Administrative Code where the Legislature already requires the governor to propose a budget. He said the bill would add performance measures to what is already required. Under the bill, agencies would be required to submit a four-year strategic plan to the Budget Office and the Legislature. A performance budget would be submitted by the Budget Office to the Legislature and Legislative Budget and Financing Committee prior to the governor releasing a proposed budget. Performance budgets would include actual outputs and outcomes achieved in each agency and their actual costs, showing past performance for the most recent year for which results are available and planned performance for each subsequent year. The agencies would also include a recommended funding level for each program. Some Republicans said the bill would provide more transparency in the budgeting process, showing how or why certain program funding was cut or increased. The Office of Administration would be required to develop and implement a management-training program for agencies managers. JULY 2012

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Stay

Hydrated this Summer By Bentz Tozer, Jr., BS, CPT

Approximately 60 percent of your body weight is water. Staying hydrated is the key to many aspects of health. Most people take water for granted. We don’t usually think about it until the warmer months when we are sweating buckets. However, warm weather or increased activity are not the only reasons to look at hydration. Your body is constantly losing water, through your breath as you exhale, through your skin as perspiration and through urination. This water must be replaced to maintain good health. Dehydration is the cause of many headaches. It has been said that it wasn’t the two pain-relieving tablets that made your headache go away; it was the 12 ounces of water you drank when you took them. Staying hydrated is important to our health and well-being. As little as a one- to two-percent decrease in fluids can lead to difficulty concentrating. Sweat is the way in which your body cools itself. If you dehydrate and stop perspiring,

you are in danger of overheating. Water plays a huge role in the proper function of our digestive system. From the saliva in the mouth to the softening of your stool, water plays an important role throughout the entire digestive tract. Cells utilize water to transport nutrients in and waste out. When it comes to hydration and your skin, water is the key to reduction of wrinkles and looking younger. Our skin is like a plum. When it is well hydrated, it’s smooth and supple; when it’s not, you have a wrinkledup prune. The importance of water and staying hydrated must not be overlooked year-round. In addition to hydrating, we also need to look at electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium and chloride, that are important in maintaining the body’s fluid balance. Since electrolytes are lost through sweat, it is important that you replace them regularly. Whether you choose sports drinks, juices or get them through fruits and veggies, it doesn’t matter – just get them. So, how much water should you consume? The minimum amount of water consumed

each day should be half your body weight in ounces of water. For example, a 150 pound person would consume a minimum of 75 ounces of water per day. This is a guideline and can be modified to your specific needs or health. Keep in mind, a person who is more active and perspires more will require larger amounts due to the loss of fluids. Time-released water – yes, you read that right. How? Simple – eat fruit. The best fruits to stay hydrated are in the melon family or apples and oranges. Melons are, by far, the best and can be eaten all day long. When it comes to hydration, we are able to get water from our foods and many other sources. However, drinking water is still the best way to re-hydrate. The summer heat doesn’t have to be harmful if you stay hydrated with the proper mix of fruits, flavored beverages and plain water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty or fatigued. Drinking fluids throughout the day is the best way to stay ahead. If you have to, force yourself to drink.

Here are some other recommendtions on how to avoid getting dehydrated this summer: • Flavor your water if you need to. • Avoid salty foods. • Eat more fruits and vegetables. • Drink before, during and after any physical activity. • Avoid beverages that are high in sugar, caffeine or alcohol.


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Backstage Studio A collection of exhibits and displays that show and explain the technology behind TV, music, movies and theater. Where: Harsco Science Center at the Whitaker Center When: Runs until December 31; showtimes vary Cost: $15 adults; $12.50 child, student, senior More information: whitakercenter.org Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk An IMAX exploration of skydiving and base-jumping. Where: IMAX Theater at the Whitaker Center When: Runs until September 30; showtimes vary Cost: $9.50 adults; $8 child, student, senior More information: whitakercenter.org 100 Years of Chevrolet An exhibit consisting of more than 30 Chevrolets showcasing the history of the brand. Where: AACA Museum, Hershey When: June 15 – October 14. Museum open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: Admission is $10 adults; $9 seniors; $7 children 4-12; free for members and children 3 and under More information: aacamuseum.org A Star-Spangled Picnic Includes a cookout, family entertainment and fireworks. Where: Hershey Gardens When: July 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $27 for adults ($20 for members); $15 for juniors ($14 for members) Parking included. Registration in advance is required. More information: hersheygardens.org York County

Reptile Week A week of reptile-related activities including children’s and adult classes, “turtle treks,” feeding demonstrations and discovery walks. Where: Various York County parks When: July 1 – July 7. Times vary. Cost: Most events are free; some have a fee More information: yorkcountyparks.org York Expo Fireworks, sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of York County Fireworks plus musical performances by York Symphony Orchestra, Phillip Nathaniel Freeman, and HogMaw.

Where: York Expo Center When: July 4. Gates open at 6 p.m.; events begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission and parking are free, but donations are accepted More information: culturalalliance-york.org Blue Chip USA Women’s Basketball Invitational The largest women’s basketball tournament in the country includes more than 300 teams from more than 200 colleges. Where: Toyota Arena, York When: July 5-8. Time of games varies by day. Cost: Adults: $10 per day or $30 for a 4-day pass Students/seniors: $6 per day or $20 for a 4-day pass More information: bluechipbasketball.com 11th Annual York Reunion A car show that will feature visits from drag racing legends. Where: York Expo Center When: July 13-14 Cost: $15 adults; children under 12 and active duty military with ID are free. Parking is free. More information: yorknostalgia.com Yorkfest Arts Fest Approximately 100 arts vendors from around the country, family entertainment, a concert, crafts and activities. Where: Event will surround the Colonial Courthouse on Market Street in downtown York When: August 24-26; hours vary by day Cost: Free More information: yorkcity.org/yorkfest Lancaster County

Dine With the Amish Where: Strasburg Rail Road When: Select dates in July and August Cost: $44.99 adults 12 and up; $24.99 children 3-11; $9.99 children under 3. More information: strasburgrailroad.com First Fridays in Lancaster Arts exhibitions and performances Where: Downtown Lancaster When: July 6, August 3. 5-9 p.m. Cost: Free More information: lancasterarts.com

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Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Renaissance-themed stage shows, activities, food and gift vendors. Where: Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Manheim When: Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday, August 4-October 28, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Cost: $25.95 adults; $10.95 children ($2 discount at gate if you show up wearing a period costume) More information: parenfaire.com Arts Show at the Weathervane Outdoor fair featuring arts and crafts by local artists. Includes live music and food vendors. Where: Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster When: August 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free More information: landisvalleymuseum.org Cumberland County

Carlisle Summerfair Arts and crafts, activities, food and gift vendors, parades and a musical. Where: Downtown Carlisle When: June 28-July 7. Schedule varies by day. Cost: Free More information: carlislesummerfair.org Pine Grove: A Lasting Legacy An exhibit focusing on how the natural resources shaped how we used the landscape of Cumberland County, as well as the history of area recreation. Where: Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle When: Through October 27. Exhibit hours vary by day. Cost: Free More information: historicalsociety.com Live Music in the Gardens Where: 30 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle When: Saturdays 4-6 p.m. through September 29 Cost: Free. Bring lawn chairs. More information: (717) 245-0382

Carlisle Chrysler Nationals Chrysler car show. Where: 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle When: July 6-8. Hours vary by day. Cost: $10 per day or $30 for a pass to all days, children 8 and under free More information: carlisleevents.com/events/ chrysler-nationals Adams County

Free Summer Concerts at the Farm Free jazz, blues and rock concerts at the Adams County Winery. Where: 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna When: Saturdays July 7 – August 25; 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free More information: adamscountywinery.com/concerts Adams County Irish Festival Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest Irish festival features all-day Irish music, food, vendors and Irish dancers. Where: Gettysburg Moose Park When: July 21, 12-5 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; children under 12 free More information: adamscountyirishfestival.com Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival Four days of music on two stages, workshops, food, merchandise and art vendors. Where: Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg When: August 16-19; times vary by day Cost: Prices vary by day; can buy multi-day passes, tickets are less expensive if purchased in advance More Information: gettysburgbluegrass.com

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are really detrimental. They have no idea of the long-term impact that it will have on them. I feel sometimes very sad. We’re a toxicology center here. We get a great deal of overdoses and people that have been poisoned by all sorts of illicit drugs or prescription drugs, which is a big problem in this country. I really feel for them, because it’s a problem that has become an epidemic. I also see lots of wonderful things. I see people getting better with the therapies we provide, or just our presence. I’ve seen people who passed away. They were peaceful, and we were able to help them with that. Their families were grateful for us being able to provide that for them, which I think is incredible. We have a great deal of services here that help our women and men in our community, from sexual assault or battery at home. We have resources to direct them to the right place so they can get help. And, as always, kids light up our day. I have two of my own. When I see children that are ill, and we are able to help them get better, that’s always such a wonderful thing for me to see. How would you say you stay composed during stressful situations on the job? Having an outlet to the stressors in your life is very important, whether that is spending time with your family or some sort of hobby. I encourage myself, my family and my peers to exercise on a regular basis. It’s essential, especially for us. We’re under a lot of pressure to do the right thing for the patient. I always feel better when I have some sort of aerobic workout. Most of all, I think family support is important. Being able to express what happened during your day that made you feel [a certain way] is huge. How does it feel to know you’re saving lives? Do you think about that aspect of your job often? No. It has become so day-to-day for me and my colleagues that I don’t think we think about that. I think that sometimes, someone helps us step back away from our day-to-day activities and points out to us that “what you did with that person is remarkable. You used your umpteenth years of experience and education to find what was wrong with them, give them the right treatment and they’re going to go home and get better.” That’s become part of our routine. It’s what’s expected, and we don’t see it as something that’s extraordinary. I think we do some extraordinary things. I have some really talented individuals that work here. It’s not just the physicians – it’s our techs, the registration and the nurses. They do remarkable, things and they’re all helping the patients. It’s amazing.



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