Medicine

Stiff Person Syndrome & Resources

Stiff-Person Syndrome / Resources By Gloria M. Rivera This week, singer Celine Dion announced that she suffered from Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS)[síndrome de la persona rígida (SPR)]. SPS is a neurological disorder [trastorno neurológico] that presents neuromuscular symptoms [manifestaciones neuromusculares]. The most common symptoms are: stiff muscles  [rigidez muscular] in trunk  [tronco o torso], arms, and …

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Diabetes Resources

Diabetes Resources for Translators and Interpreters

Recursos confiables sobre diabetes By Gloria M. Rivera Hoy, 14 de noviembre, se celebra internacionalmente el Día Mundial de la Diabetes.  Este día fue creado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y la Federación Internacional de la Diabetes (DIF) en respuesta al aumento de casos de diabetes a nivel mundial. En el año …

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Blog Anatomy

Cute Anatomy in English

Cute Anatomy in English By Gloria M. Rivera “Spanish interpreters use so many fancy words,” a provider told me when I interpreted “collar bone” as “clavícula” (clavicle). “Oh, it is because most medical terminology comes from Greek and Latin, just like Spanish does,” I replied with a big smile on my face.  Spanish speakers are …

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International Cat Day

Famous Cats in Medical Translation

Famous Cats in Medical Translation By Gloria M. Rivera Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day. This day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to celebrate one of our most beloved and ancient pets.To celebrate this day, I created a list of my favorite CATS in medical translation. CAT …

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COVID-19, coronavirus

COVID-19 for translators and interpreters

COVID-19 for Translators and Interpreters By Gloria M. Rivera We are currently living strange times where a very tiny creature is endangering our lives and changing life as we know it. Many entities from schools and banks to hospitals and courts have had to communicate with the people they serve to help them deal with …

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