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Run, Rosalia, Run!
Running the 2019 Boston Marathon on April 15 was the fulfillment of a dream for Rosalia Baker, an accountant at Richland. “When I crossed that finish line, it was just so awesome and getting my medal is when I just [had] tears of joy,” she said.
Awake and alert at the Chocolate and Coffee Festival in Albuquerque
Creamy and light or black and bold, Albuquerque’s Ninth Annual Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest was a mecca for indulgent sipping and savoring March 16 – 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One hundred and fifty vendors filled the Manuel Lujan Building at Expo New Mexico offering up samples and hoping for sales to 11,000 guests who poured into the space over the weekend.
Coffee and chocolate were the headliners, but all sorts of eats and drinks played supporting roles including beer, wine, tea, soft pretzels, vegan doughnuts, custard, crepes, salt-water taffy and, of course, chili-spiked New Mexican fare.
Resistant “super fungus” infections are a worldwide threat
Fatal bloodstream infections caused by a drug-resistant fungus are a growing public health threat, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as reported in the National Press. The “superbug” or “super fungus” Candida auris does not respond to first, second or even third-line antifungal medications.
Free testing for HIV offered at the campus health clinic
“Rates for new infections and for people living with HIV are high in this area [75243 zip code] of Dallas,” said Edgar Gonzalez, the health education coordinator with Project Impact, an outreach and education organization that focuses on AIDS testing and prevention. Project Impact works in partnership with the Richland Health Center in providing free HIV testing. The next round of testing takes place on March 6.
“Turnout for the testing has been good,” Gonzalez said.
Most often, it’s Richland students who want the test, but anyone over 18 with an ID can take advantage of the free testing. Comparable HIV tests available in stores can cost $30 to $40.
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