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March, 2014 - GlennBee Designs
 Volume 26 Number 03
We Are Reread
And Recyclable
March, 2014
English Teacher at `Iolani School
& Sports Writer for Mahogany’s Sports Hawaii
Cover Story Page 12
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A Day In Casa Nostra
By Antonio Cárdenas
Translated by Thomas L. Ramsey
Dawn. The song of the birds salutes the new
day. Activity in the kitchen begins, mixing the
fruit and the water, the music, the laughter,
the eggs and the bread.
The nurses and assistants come to get us up
and clean us up, dressing us and combing our
hair. To take us to the dining room.
Good Morning! Good Morning! Buenos
Dias! While we go about taking our places
around the table to share breakfast. Some of
us interchange glances and smiles as well.
A small nap prepares for the activities of
mid-morning: playing cards, puzzles, the
lottery and some physical exercises.
If it is Tuesday a doctor visits us and is
interested in knowing how we are, examining
us and asking us questions. But today is not
Some of us go for a walk along the malecon
in Chapala, enjoying the good ice cream
that is already beginning to melt, the breeze
that comes from the lake refreshes and gives
texture and movement to the surface of the
water. The people and the bustling entertains
while it is time to return as dinner is waiting
for us.
Almost everyone returns at this time for
dinner. After dinner we retire for another nap.
Later we reunite in the living room to
watch television, some walk in the garden
and around
others prefer
to read or
stay in their
Supper is served a little before dark.
Although some prefer supper in their rooms
others prefer to return to the dining room.
After we retire to our rooms I like to watch
television and at times read a little until I fall
On occasions I become aware of the visits
by the nurses, others wake up at the arrival of
the new day, because I know there are eyes
watching over my rest.
Un Día en Casa Nostra
Amanece. El canto de los pájaros saluda al
nuevo día. Empieza la actividad en la cocina,
mezclándose la fruta y el agua, la risa y la
música, los huevos y el pan.
Las enfermeras y ayudantes se dedican a
levantarnos, nos asean, visten y peinan. Para ser
llevados al comedor.
Good Morning ! Good Morning ! Buenos
Días ! mientras vamos tomando nuestro lugar
alrededor de la mesa para compartir el desayuno.
Algunos también intercambiamos miradas y
Una pequeña siesta nos prepara para las
actividades de media mañana: jugando cartas,
rompecabezas, lotería y algunos ejercicios
musculares .
Si es martes, un doctor nos visita y se interesa
por saber como estamos, examinándonos y
haciéndonos preguntas. Pero hoy no es martes.
Algunos vamos de paseo al malecón de
Chapala, disfrutamos de un rico helado pues ya
hace calor, la brisa que viene del lago nos refresca
y le da textura y movimiento a la superficie. La
gente y el bullicio nos entretienen mientras es
tiempo de regresar, pues la comida nos espera.
Casi todos nos reunimos a esta hora, pues es la
comida fuerte. Después del postre nos retiramos
a otra siesta.
Dr. Eloy Barragan Fernandez
Mas tarde, nos reunimos en la sala para ver
tele, unos caminan por el jardín y alrededor de la
casa, otros prefieren leer o quedarse en su cuarto.
La cena se sirve poco antes de oscurecer,
aunque algunos prefieren cenar en su cuarto,
otros preferimos reunirnos en el comedor.
Después nos retiramos a nuestra habitación, a
mi me gusta ver tele y a veces leer un poco hasta
quedarme dormida.
En ocasiones me doy cuenta de las visitas de
las enfermeras, en otras despierto con la llegada
del nuevo día, porque sé que hay ojos que velan
mi descanso.
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SHOWING = A Performance.
SHOEN = The First Performance.
On Sunday they enjoyed themselves by seeing the first
Showing of Rashomon.
Nichiyobi ni karera wa Rashomon no HOEN o mite
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Hawaii Support for Marijuana Law Reform Surges
Updated opinion poll: increasing majority favors medical marijuana
dispensaries, decriminalization & legalization
Mirroring nationwide attitudes, a newly released poll shows sharp
increases in support for overhaul of Hawaii marijuana laws. The new
poll, commissioned by Hawaii’s Drug Policy Action Group showed voter
support for reform of Hawaii’s policies on marijuana trending upward
across the board. Prominent local polling firm QMark Research conducted
a statewide, statistically significant poll of 400 Hawaii voters between
January 17, 2014 and January 23, 2014. Among its findings:
• Today, 77% of Hawaii voters think that jail time is
inappropriate for marijuana possession, an increase of 8
percentage points over 2012.
• Furthermore, 66% of voters are in favor of outright
legalization for adult use (an increase of 9 percentage points
over 2012).
• A large majority of 85% of voters continue to support
Hawaii’s medical marijuana program (up 4 percentage
points from 2012) while support for a dispensary system so
patients do not need to use the black market to find their
medication increased sharply to 85%, a 7 percentage point
increase over 2012.
Pamela Lichty, President of the Drug Policy Action Group, said:
“Around the country and here in Hawaii, voters are fed up with marijuana
laws that seem to have been written after watching 1930’s propaganda
films like ‘Reefer Madness’. Voters today want reasonable, modern
policies that acknowledge marijuana’s value as a medicine, and which
address public health and safety, but do not overstate marijuana’s risks
as a recreational drug. In 2014, and with 85% of voters in support, we are
hopeful Hawaii will establish sensibly controlled dispensaries to ensure
safe access to medicine for our medical marijuana patients unable to grow
their own, minimizing government interference between a patient & their
doctor, and assuring legal access to the most effective treatments for their
Vanessa Chong, Executive Director of the ACLU of Hawaii,
added: “Hawaii is ready to choose incremental, sensible policies like
decriminalization over extremely harsh ones that add to the nationwide
glut of arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana --- further
taxing an over-crowded criminal justice system. The signs have never
been clearer that Hawaii’s voters want political leaders to find new ways
forward on marijuana policy.”
Patients, doctors, caregivers and the public are urged to join the
confidential support network “The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii”
founded by the Drug Policy Action Group and the American Civil Liberties
Union of Hawaii and follow the latest news at
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Foto de Chapala
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Reflections Of A Civil Rights Lawyer
On The Evolution Of Rights
I want to thank all of my good friends and colleagues
in the Honolulu NAACP for giving Daphne & I a Special
Life Time Achievement honor on the occasion of the 25th
by André Wooten
Annual Honolulu MLK Holiday celebration diner.
I really do appreciate this, more than you may know.I have not missed one of
these diners in 25 years since Corretta Scott King helped us celebrate the passage
of the holiday in Hawaii 25 years ago. That’S when you see the professional and
together permanent resident brothers and sisters on the Island get together for the
Over the years we have had many interesting speakers for the diners like: MLK
III, Louis Farakhan, Maxine Waters and others who have labored long fighting for
civil rights and to improve the living conditions of African-Americans. These diners are a highlight of the year and an opportunity to see many of the folks of color in
the islands that you don’t run into everyday.
Daphne & 1 try in our work and community activities to defend the principals of
Freedom and Equality for everyone. No matter how big the person or organization
is that is violating a person’S rights or causing physical injury we have filed suits
and in many cases prevailed in making a bad situation better.
But Daphne and I have both arrived at this juncture with the help of those who
have gone before us and those who have stood with us in these battles to expand
human rights.
Some of you may know that while my dad, Howard A. Wooten, was a Tuskegee
Airman who volunteered to fight Nazi’S and the enemies of the USA in WWII.
He died when I was a baby. His people were brought into Galveston Texas as
slaves in 1840 and then they were marched 200 miles north and sold on the block
in Crockett Texas. And though they came out of slavery with nothing in 1965, my
great-grandparents acquired 500 acres of Texas by 1900; and their children owned
more than 3000 acres by 2000.
My school teacher, mom Josephine was born in Selma, Alabama and married an
attorney Charles Stokes, after my father died. He was a Washington State Representative for Seattle in the 50s got the first Anti-Housing discrimination bill passed
in the USA. He was president of the NAACP in Seattle and one of the founders
of the Washington State Black Attorneys Association, black radio station and bank
in Seattle.
And thus participating in the struggle to advance the civil rights of black folks
was something I watched my trial attorney dad participate in while growing up in
his house.
Both of our fathers (Charles Stokes and Lloyd Barbee) were African-American
lawyers in private practice who also represented their respective neighborhoods in
the Washington and Wisconsin state legislatures respectively when we were growing up.
I was 6 in 1954 and do indeed remember that the Brown v. Board of Education
case was a big deal in those days. When I was in grade school I used to wonder
“How did the black people wind up in this Jim Crow situation in the USA?
The history of the evolution and fight for the extension of civil rights, labor rights
of African-Americans and all people in North and South America from 1492 to
2014 is a fascinating story with millions of chapters for the millions of lives lived
in those centuries.
In 1948 when I was born all of Africa save Ethiopia, Ras Tafari be praised, was
colonized. Now I have been lucky enough to watch as one by one Ghana, Kenya, Senegal Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola and all the rest until South Africa finally
released Nelson Mandela in 1992 and all of the Motherland the African continent,
became technically politically free, if not economically independent.
So we produce shows on what we really see on our trips there. A recent show
on “Anthony Allen and Early African-Americans in Hawaii aired on Channel 53 in
We will air other programs in 2014 on the Dredlocked Pharaohs and the Pharaohs
whose Obelisk monuments were taken to Rome by the Emperors.
The first time I read the name Nelson Mandela, I was in junior high school in
Seattle in the 9th grade reading a Junior Scholastic article about the Apartheid government and racial caste laws in South African and Nelson Mandela’ participation
in the leadership of the opposition to that ingrown racist discriminatory government
in 1962.
Ghana had become independent of British colonial rule in 1958 and Kwame Nkrumah was their first elected president.
Macon Bolling Allen was the first African American Lawyer licensed to practice
in US. Born free 1816 IN with the name Allen Macon Bolling. His name was
changed during his citizenship processing in Portland, ME in 1844. He taught himself to read and write and became a school teacher in ME. Bolling Allen was a law
clerk for General Samuel Fessenden, Esq. He was granted a license to practice law
in ME 1844 but was unable to find clients. He subsequently relocated to Boston, MA
and opened a law firm making history as the first black justice of the peace. Bolling Allen later moved to SC and served as a judge and also worked as the attorney
for the Land Improvement Association in Washington, DC. He spent 50 years as a
lawyer. He died in 1894.
So while I was never a Black Panther, I was V.P. of the Black Student Union @
Reed College in 68 when we took over the President’S Office and the Administration building for a week demanding the creation of a Black Studies Program there.
Ultimately Reed College agreed and a small one was formed. We students knew
there was a lot of African History before the slave trade commenced which we were
not being taught. We just did not know what it was. I was 30 when I took my
first trip to Africa.
Since then I have been back 4 times. Daphne and I share what we see on these
trips in our programs we record and show on Olelo and make available through the
A lot of African History is carved in the columns and temples of the Nile from the
Mediterranean South all the way to highlands of Ethiopia and great lakes of Kenya
and Tanzania. If you have not visited the Cairo Antiquities Museum, the Valleys of
the Kings and Queens and seen the ancient wonders of KMT-Egypt, you are missing
an important chapter in ancient African History.
Howard “Stretch” Johnson, Betty Jo Harris, Donnis Thompson, Ira VanterPoole
and many others helped us reach out to the many community groups in Hawaii to
appeal to the Japanese, Hawaiian Filipino, Chinese, Samoan and all of the other
community groups to explain to them how the MLK Holiday was something good
for them and a needed step in the evolution of Human Rights and Civil Rights in
And eventually most of them stood with us on the State Capital steps and urged
their representatives to vote for the passage of the MLK Holiday bill because — The
advancement of Human Rights showed a positive evolution and development for
their communities and the State of Hawaii as a whole.
For in recognizing the importance and the validity of MLK’s struggle and sacrifice for Civil Rights for black people was actually a major step in the advancement
of the evolution of Human Rights for All people, all of our communities and our nation have been strengthened by the greater guarantee of all American citizens rights.
The Black Panthers spawned Grey Panthers, the Brown Panthers and even Pink
The trend of history is clear Human Rights are continually evolving from a state
of abject servitude to a more free state of independence and real liberty for all.
Even the trend of maximum sentencing and stripping of people convicted of nonviolent crimes of their voting rights is beginning to wane, as more and more people
realize we cannot lock up every felon for ever and it makes more sense to invest in
schools than prisons.
As much progress as we have made however there still remain big challenges of
poverty, homelessness in our fantastically mineral rich country, as government has
created multi-national monopolies which such up greater and greater percentages of
the nations wealth and power.
The people have to find a way to exercise power for themselves and counter the
weight of the big money. A Constitutional Amendment clarifying that corporations
are not people will help. And I urge you to join me is signing petitions to push the
Amendment through.
We have a Supreme Court which recently weakened the “Voting Rights Act.”
We have a Supreme Court which recently ruled that Corporation are People, and
seems to favor undying corporations over the voting rights of real flesh and blood
Even General-President Eisenhower warned us Not to allow the Military-Industrial Complex to buy our government representatives. Angela Davis and many
others have preached against the perversion of our democracy caused by a rampant
and over indulged PRISON-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, which makes money off
of keeping our citizens in jail. Brad Manning revealed proof of massive excessive
government spying.
A wise man once said : “Yeah though you lend help to the least of these my brothers, you do it also for me! STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS!
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Ethnic Health Disparities
From the book New Jump Swing Healthy Aging and Athletic Nutrition Program
by Donald “Spiderman” Thomas
Before the term Ethnic Health Disparities was
coined, I was breaking world records to bring this
information to the attention of my community.
Here is an excerpt from the third chapter of
my book New Jump Swing Healthy Aging and
Athletic Nutrition program titled Second Class
Health and Fitness Citizenship is Bad for your health.
by Donald
A study reported in the New England Journal of
“Spiderman” Thomas
Medicine21 in 1990 indicated that a fifteen-yearold African American female in Harlem, New
York, had a 65% chance of surviving to age sixty-five, about the same
as women in India. African American males in Harlem, on the other
hand, had a 37% chance of surviving to age sixty-five, about the same
as men in Angola. This was one of my reasons for choosing Harlem
to do all three of my Guinness world records. In July 2008, 41 million
people in the United States, or 13.5% of the civilian population, were
African American. According to the CDC, in 2009, life expectancy in
the United States increased to 78.2 years, up from 78 years in 2008.
For women, life expectancy was 80.6 years, up one-tenth of a
year. The life expectancy for men rose to 75.7 years, an increase of
two-tenths of a year. Life expectancy for non-Hispanic Caucasians
increased two-tenths of a year and stayed the same for African
Americans. In 2005, the death rate for African Americans was
higher than Caucasians for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma,
influenza, pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide. During
2001-2004, 68% of all women reported with AIDS were African
American; among men, just under half (44%) of the new cases of
HIV and AIDS were in African Americans. As a result of my work
with the American Heart Association, Hawaii chapter, Jump Rope for
Heart campaign, I became very aware of the fact that being African
American is recognized as a risk factor for heart disease. There are
some within the African American community that take offense to the
news and magazine write-ups that seem to focus on the poor health
of their community. As a writer and health advocate, I can see why. I
have read health reports regarding various diseases among Americans
that would have you think that all African Americans are disease
ridden and at death’s door! Let’s put things into perspective. With the
exception of genetic diseases specific to people of African descent,
there are no diseases that African Americans have that the general
population doesn’t have.
Despite the widespread reports of poor health among African
Americans, compared with other groups, non-Hispanic Native
American or Alaska native adults are more likely to have poorer
health. A report in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics compared national
estimates for selected health status indicators, health behaviors,
health care utilization, health conditions, immunizations, and human
immunodeficiency virus testing status for non-Hispanic Native
American or Alaska native adults with those for Caucasian, African
American, Asian, and Hispanic adults aged eighteen and older.
Compared with other groups, non-Hispanic Native American or
Alaska native adults are more likely to have poorer health, unmet
medical needs due to cost, diabetes, trouble hearing, and activity
limitations; and they are also more likely to have experienced feelings
of psychological distress in the past thirty days. Non-Hispanic Native
American or Alaska native adults are more likely to be current
smokers and current drinkers compared with other adults. That these
two groups make up less than 3% of the American population has
caused the media to marginalize the health plight of these citizens.
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Planned Parenthood of Hawaii Gala
Guests with their donation cards, including 2014 Marilyn B. Lee Community Leadership Award winner and Hawaii State
Representative Della Au Belatti (with lei), Amy Hennessey, Jan Harada, Alison Kunishige, Hawaii State Representative Linda
Ichiyama, Hawaii State Representative and candidate for U.S. Congress representing Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District Mark
Takai, Senator Laura Thielen, Hawaii State Board of Education Executive Director Liann Ebesugawa, Chamber of Commerce
of Hawaii Vice President of Business Advocacy and former Hawaii State Hawaii Representative Pono Chong, Bernadette Fo,
and Julia Fahl.
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii held
its 9th annual signature benefit gala at
the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Saturday,
February 8, 2014. Guests enjoyed live
entertainment, a cocktail reception and
dinner. Beth-Ann Kozlovich of Hawaii
Public Radio presided as Mistress
by Laurie Temple
Director of Public Affairs & of Ceremonies and Governor Neil
Government Relations
Abercrombie delivered remarks. The
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii gala featured a salute to this year’s
Champions of Choice honorees, Hawaii
State Representative Della Au Belatti and Hawaii State Director
of Human Services Pat McManaman, for their leadership,
excellence and outstanding contributions in support of sexual and
reproductive health and rights.
“Our Champions of Choice dinner was an opportunity for
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii and its supporters to raise critical
funds while celebrating our achievements and renewing our
commitment to providing essential sexual and reproductive health
care and education to Hawaii’s people. We know that we will
continue to stand strong because of fearless advocates like Pat
and Della, whose support was critical to the passage of legislation
to require emergency health care providers and hospitals to
provide sex assault survivors with information about and access
to emergency contraception,” said Andrea Anderson, Planned
Parenthood of Hawaii CEO, “It was a spectacular night out in
support of a great cause.”
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Maxx Phillips with her fabulous
condom dress
2014 Bette Takahashi Award winner and Hawaii State Director of Human Services Pat
McManaman, Planned Parenthood of Hawaii President & CEO Andrea Anderson, 2014 Marilyn
B. Lee Community Leadership Award winner and Hawaii State Representative Della Au
Belatti and Planned Parenthood of Hawaii Board of Directors Vice-President and Planned
Parenthood of Hawaii Action Network Board of Directors member Amy Yukiko Monk.
Volunteers Laura Sasaki, Daphne Barbee,
Roz Rapozo
Governor Neil Abercrombie and Planned Parenthood Action
Fund Political Action Committee member Jadine Nielsen
Eric Mascia, J.J. Burford, David Field, Laurie Temple, Starr Gentry,
Kimiko Yamamoto, Tommy Stanley
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii staff with their friends and family - Ryleen Ongos,
Kristina Garcia, Carolynn David, Andrea Rios, Carizza Chandler, Samantha
Wiesner, Travis Knott, Matthew Bellhouse-King and Rachel Davenport.
Peter Greenhill
Outside Earl’s Court, the arena for Olympic volleyball in London 2012.
In many ways, this is the most difficult column I’ve ever had to write.
The publisher has asked me to write this one about myself, which
is probably the topic I least enjoy writing or talking about. It is an
awkward situation, indeed, but it is the mandate I was given and I must
try to fulfill it. I suppose a good place to start would be in telling what
I do for a living, how I came to do it, and what I do also for Sports
Most of the time I am a teacher at `Iolani School, where I have taught
English and a little bit of philosophy since 1986. I also coached boys
volleyball here in various capacities for many, many years until 2008,
but I still help out some coaching friends. In college, I played for the
men’s volleyball team at Princeton University, where I graduated in 1981
with a degree in Philosophy. I’m pleased to mention that the volleyball
team there is perennially strong but has the bad luck to play in the same
league with annual powerhouse Penn State, breaking through them into
the Final Four back in 1998 but not since. Before the time I spent
playing volleyball in college, I had competed in various sports, from
baseball to basketball to cross-country to high jump to soccer, and used
to windsurf quite a bit, though it has been quite a long time since I did
it last. After my time in college, I spent two years as a teacher in Japan,
in a city called Machida, about an hour outside downtown Tokyo, and
I played volleyball, baseball, and basketball in leagues over there and
tried my hand at the martial art of kendo. Living there also gave me the
chance to travel all over the Far East and Southeast Asia, unforgettable
experiences. I returned to the USA in 1983 and arrived in Hawaii
in 1986. I’ve been married since 1985 to a local girl, and our son is
twenty-four years old now, living on the Big Island, and our daughter is
a freshman at Wesleyan University (Bill Belichick’s alma mater). Both
my son and my daughter really give me a run for my money on sports
knowledge; they know their stuff. (In fact, my daughter was Co-Sports
Editor of the newspaper at `Iolani School before becoming Co-Editorin-Chief.) I have to stay very sharp to stay even or ahead of those two.
Sports, literature, music, and philosophy have been my passions for
most of life, sports for all my life. The passion for sports led me to be
not just a participant in it but also a student of it, which led to writing
about sports whenever the opportunity presented itself and doing some
broadcasting here and there, most recently as an analyst a few years ago
on broadcasts of local high school basketball and have been a guest on
local sports talk radio shows a few times. I did some news broadcasting
in college because all the sports spots were filled already but always
preferred doing sports.
The combination of a love of sports and a love of literature led me
to start an English elective class at `Iolani School called Literature
of Sport, which has been going strong since 2003. It’s through that
course that I got the opportunity to write this monthly column for Sports
Hawaii. Every year we’ve brought guest speakers into the classroom
for the course, and a few times the guest speaker was the legendary
sportscaster Les Keiter. For many years Les also had been writing
a column for this magazine, and its head man, the wonderful Ron
Williams/Lopez found out about me from Les and asked me if I’d like
to write a monthly column on sports. That was the beginning of it all,
and I’ve been doing it every month since then. I’ve been doing it so
long that I can’t remember exactly when it started, but it was definitely
no later than 2005, so it has been a good long while at this point. One
of the way I’m able to date it is by remember that Ron let some of my
students be guest columnists a few times in early 2006, and Ron loved
their work. Those were memorable moments.
It hasn’t always been easy to meet the demands of this monthly
space, especially because I take the responsibility seriously to use the
space well, to submit work that has quality and insight. It’s a tough
standard to set for oneself, and I hope that I at least sometimes meet it,
but when I don’t, it certainly isn’t for lack of effort. The sports world
and its interconnectedness with the rest of society make it fertile ground
for meaningful topics to address, and I hope that if you visit this space,
I have made it worth your while. It’s a privilege to have this voice and
to be able to share some thoughts with Hawaii’s readers.
Peter with marathon Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter in my classroom at `Iolani this past December
Last year at Stan Sheriff Center with old friend (since 1990) Marv Dunphy, men’s volleyball coach at Pepperdine University.
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Celebrating Valentine's Day for Hawaii Veterans.
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Thomas Yarbrough
"Serving those who Served"
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A p esa r de que los
cánones de belleza han ido
cambiando con el paso de
los años, nosotros al igual
que nuestros antepasados
ansiamos tener unos dientes
blancos por ser, a juicio
de todas las personas,
by Dr. Eloy
Barragán Fernández sinónimos de fuerza y
salud, imprescindibles para
resultar atractivos.
En la antigüedad los egipcios utilizaban
productos para el cuidado de los dientes ya que
una dentadura sana y blanca ha simbolizado salud,
limpieza y fortaleza.
De la misma manera en la China imperial, las
viudas teñían sus blancos dientes de negro como
signo de renuncia a la belleza.
En América, los Mayas practicaron la
odontología correctora con fines cosméticos y
religiosos, como demostración de buena posición
social se realizaban incrustaciones de jade en los
dientes y limaban sus bordes cuidadosamente.
El blanqueamiento dental es un problema
antiguo y no exclusivo de la sociedad actual.
Una sonrisa atractiva es importante para todas
las personas. La odontología ha desarrollado
técnicas que permiten resultados más estéticos
y favorables. Dentro de dichas técnicas se ha
hecho muy popular el blanqueamiento dental.
Las personas cada día se están preocupando
más por la apariencia estética de sus dientes,
esto tiene mucho que ver con el ser aceptados
socialmente. El blanqueamiento dental es el
tratamiento destinado a devolver a un diente su
color y traslucidez, cuando éste presenta manchas
o pigmentaciones que afectan la estética de la
Cada persona trae dispuesto por genética el
color de sus dientes; en algunos individuos es
más oscuro que en otros, y tienden a ser grises,
naranjas, o amarillos.
Existen dos modalidades de tratamiento:
en consultorio o en casa. En el primer caso el
profesional es quien realiza en forma directa el
tratamiento y en el segundo, el paciente se encarga
del procedimiento, según las instrucciones
del odontólogo. Consideraciones importantes
antes de iniciar un proceso de blanqueamiento
es importante ser cuidadoso, ya que existen
factores que pueden causar problemas y excesiva
sensibilidad en los dientes. Por este motivo debe
realizarse un cuidadoso diagnóstico por parte
del odontólogo.
En el diagnóstico se debe tener en cuenta:
Historia clínica completa sobre antecedentes
del paciente en la que se incluyan preguntas
sobre factores que puedan ocasionar cambios en
el color de los dientes como antibióticos tomados
por la madre durante el embarazo, drogas o
enfermedades en los primeros años de vida o la
excesiva ingestión de flúor.
Examen dental, ya que el blanqueamiento
no puede ser realizado en pacientes con caries
dentales, amalgamas o resinas muy grandes y que
se encuentren desadaptadas, pacientes en los que
se ha bajado el nivel de encía y se encuentran los
cuellos de los dientes destapados, pacientes con
encías inflamadas, sensibilidad excesiva al frío y
al calor, pérdida severa de esmalte. En pacientes
fumadores o mujeres embarazadas tampoco se
recomienda el blanqueamiento, ni en pacientes
diabéticos o menores de 16 años.
Dra. Cynthia Berny Márquez
Dr. Eloy Barragán Fernández
Cirujanos Dentistas
Especialistas en Endodoncia
Bugambilias No. 39 Fracc. Mirasol
Chapala Jalisco, Mexico
Tel. 01 (376) 765 55 84 y 766 38 47
E-mail: [email protected]
Conta mos en nuest ro consultor io con
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Be Ready – Prepare in Advance:
Look for the tsunami inundation maps in the white pages of the telephone book to
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Is your family prepared? Develop a family emergency plan and decide where to
go during an evacuation. Find out where your nearest shelter is located. Note:
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Prepare an emergency kit to last for 3 days. Don’t forget medications.
When a Warning is Sounded:
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American labor leader Cesar Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona, and
grew up in migrant labor camps.  From 1952 until 1962 he worked for the
Community Service Organization, a self-help group.  Then he began working
to create a farm workers union.  The union was chartered in 1966 by the
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFLCIO) as the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, with Chavez as its
president.  In 1968 Chavez gained attention as leader of a nationwide boycott
of California table grapes in a drive to achieve labor contracts.
Líder Americano del trabajo. César Chávez nació cerca de Yuma, Arizona,
y creció en campamentos de trabajo de emigrantes. De 1952 a 1962 el trabajó
para la Organización del Servicio a la Comunidad (CSO) un grupo de autoayuda. Después comenzó a trabajar para crear la unión de campesinos. La unión
fué iniciada en 1966 por la Federación Americana del Trabajo y Congreso
de Organizaciones Industriales (AFL-CIO) como el Comité Organizador
Campesinos Unidos (UFWOC) con Chávez como su presidente. En 1968
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California con el deseo de lograr contratos de trabajo.

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