In 1998, Today Show host Katie Couric tragically, and very publicly, lost her husband to colon cancer, shining a spotlight on this “silent killer.” In an effort to encourage screening and awareness, Couric famously underwent a colonoscopy live on the Today Show. If she can do it, America began to think, “maybe I can too.” Two years later, in 2000, then-president Bill Clinton proclaimed March Colorectal Awareness Month.
As New Yorkers, we are more than twice as likely to have diabetes as the average American. New York City health officials have declared diabetes an epidemic. As a neighborhood physician, I can tell you it is never a good time to sleep through the warning signs of diabetes.
In the next 24 hours, 4,660 new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed more than 130 people will develop kidney failure because of diabetes. Diabetes waits for no one. What are you waiting for?
En las próximas 24 horas, se diagnosticarán 4,660 nuevos casos de diabetes y más de 130 personas desarrollarán insuficiencia renal a causa de la diabetes. La diabetes no espera. ¿Qué está esperando usted?
When I first tasted quinoa, more than 10 years ago, in a modest Peruvian diner in Paterson, New Jersey, I found the lightly grainy texture and earthy flavor a bit off-putting. Now, I eat quinoa at least three times a week.
La primera vez que probé la quínoa, hace más de 10 años en un modesto restaurante peruano de Paterson, Nueva Jersey, encontré que su textura granulosa y sabor como terroso no me agradaban mucho. Ahora, como quínoa por lo menos tres veces a la semana.
As a Primary Care Physician in communities where heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are skyrocketing, this study quantifies the impact of unhealthy eating habits that I observe every day. The great news from this study is that taking control of your diet and your health may be as simple as focusing on just 10 foods and nutrients.
Last week I had the privilege of being a guest on “El Rincon de Isolda” (Isolda’s Corner), a popular online show hosted by internationally renowned journalist Isolda Peguero.
La idea de volver a Washington Heights –un vecindario muy especial para mí durante mi niñez– me llenaba de emoción ya que iba a impartir mi primer taller DASH de 2017, a solo unas cuadras del apartamento en el que mi tía Pat me inculcó el amor por una alimentación saludable y el ejercicio como estilo de vida.
The idea of going back to Washington Heights – the neighborhood that meant so much to me as a child – was especially exciting as I would be giving my first DASH diet workshop of 2017 just blocks from the apartment where my Aunt Pat instilled in me a lifelong love of healthy eating and exercise.