(This page is devoted mainly to Diaspora Dominicans for directing them to useful, practical sources of information that may promote their wellbeing in resident communities).
New York First City to Ban Trans Fats
By Michael Smith, MD
Perspective: Do Trans Fats Deserve Their Status as the Worst of the Worst? The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to rid the city's restaurants of trans fats. Trans fats must disappear from frying oils by July 2007 and from all foods by July 2008. (Read more).
Teacher Recruiting Program at Clemson
The Call Me MISTER program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolina's lowest performing schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. (Read more).
Eat a Banana
Bananas Contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. (Full Article).
Living Longer: Diet
In the search for the fountain of youth, researchers keep coming back to one fact: what you eat has a tremendous impact not only on your health but on your longevity. Here’s why every bite you take counts. (Full Article).
Living Longer: Exercise
Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and some cancers. Now we’re finding it also may add years to your life. That’s powerful medicine indeed. (Full Article).
5 Steps to a Healthier Heart
Watching your weight is a good place to start for a healthier heart, but there's plenty more you can do. Quick! Can you name five things you can do to help your heart keep beating strong for years to come? (Full Article)
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of health risks that increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The condition is also known by other names including Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, and dysmetabolic syndrome. According to a national health survey, more than one in five Americans has metabolic syndrome. The number of people with metabolic syndrome increases with age, affecting more than 40 percent of people in their 60s and 70s. (Full Article)
Opportunities for all members
This is interesting and critical information for non-DAAS Diaspora people and a quick reference for DAAS people. Please take advantage. (Full Story)
12 Tips for Making Small Talk CareerBuilder.com
A study at the Stanford University School of Business tracked a group of MBAs 10 years after they graduated. The result? Grade point averages had no bearing on their success -- but their ability to converse with others did. (Full Story)
Career Choices - what's in a job
BBC Caribbean Radio's Career Choices series on Caribbean Magazine is designed to help teenagers and young adults look more closely at various professions and hear from people already doing these jobs. (Full Story)
Guidelines for Returning Residents
Dominicans returning home for permanent residence are allowed to import free of duty and consumption tax, all household and personal effects, including one (1) motor vehicle new or used. Building materials are not classified as personal effects. (Full Story)
The Management of Diabetes Mellitus - Part 1
This is a brief article on Diabetes Mellitus (DM). We are having an epidemic of the disease these past 12 or so years and every diabetic should be on his/her guard. Today, we are seeing double the number of cases that we saw a decade ago. (Full Story)