They say ithat an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In no other aspect of our daily life it is this more true and important than when it comes to our health. Every day we make decisions that in the long or short term will affect us. With the passage of time, if we have not paid attention to these decisions and have taken care of our physical and emotional health, body, and mind we are going to pass the bill. Many times we take health decisions that affect us negatively without having all the necessary information, or perhaps have we have some information but it is not correct or it comes from reliable sources.
In order to inform and generate a better understanding of the health conditions that affect the Puerto Rican population, we will begin to publish a new blog entries titled "Knowledge: To your health" (Conocimiento: A Tu Salud). Entries will be focused on various medical conditions that are prevalent in Puerto Rico, explaining the salient and important aspects in exact language, well-informed yet simple to understand. The goal is that a 7 year-old child to an 83 year-old granny can understand and use the information to make daily decisions about their health.
The writings come from scientists and experts investigating the mechanisms and the development of these conditions. We are also working closely with a group of students of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, interested in expanding their skills beyond the technical and medical knowledge. They will be written based on training acquired in medical and graduate school and but focused on optimizing the effective communication of complex issues such as these medical conditions that we will explore.
We hope that this space will promote a better understanding of health conditions that affect us, so we can make informed decisions about how to prevent health problems and maintain a superior quality of life and welfare. To your health!