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‘Wheels For Alex’ – A Young Latino Asks For Help

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Robert Held

Alex Robley recently turned 19 and is hoping to raise around $50,000 for a new wheelchair accessible van. His friends and family have founded an organization to help him – it’s called ‘Wheels for Alex’.

Robley, who is Mexcian, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was only two-weeks-old; it left him wheelchair bound for most of his life. He was born around 16 weeks premature, and this caused him to weigh only two pounds at birth. Low birth weight is thought to be a contributing cause for cerebral palsy, according to the Center for Disease Control.

In June, the Colchester resident, graduated from Bacon Academy High School, but has had trouble getting around due to his van constantly breaking down.  “The muffler on his old van is falling off, plus the van is 16 yrs old and has been breaking down on the highway,” said …

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It’s Fresh Produce Season in Connecticut!

 Healthy Eating can be fun and delicious in the summer.   Eating fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet.  

 •They are low in calories, fat free and fruits have only natural sugar making them a perfect food for weight management.

 •They are rich in dietary fiber, which is an important component of a healthy diet.  We should be aiming for 25grams or more daily.

 •They are full of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function correctly.

Fruits make a great snack, they are delicious, many are just wash and eat. They pack easily.  They are naturally sweet.  Add fruits to a meal, put strawberries in a spinach salad, stew apples and pears with pork, Grilled peaches and plums make a great dessert.


 Vegetables are great with a meal, try grilling them along side your protein.  Have them …

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Why Tomatoes Are Good For Hispanic Men

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men of all races/ethnicities in the United States, but due to certain genetic, cultural and socioeconomic factors, Hispanic men are more likely to die from prostate cancer compared to non-Hispanic white males.

Experts have long associated higher prostate cancer risk with a poor diet, and now it appears there may be a food Hispanics and other men should look to add to their meals: tomatoes.

According to research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, eating ten or more servings of tomatoes a week can significantly lower the risk of developing prostate cancer. This is good news for Hispanic men who, according to the American Cancer Society, account for 15,000 new cases of this disease annually.

“Our findings suggest that tomatoes may be important in prostate cancer prevention,” stated lead author Vanessa Er, as reported by …

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