A Healthy Return to School

Childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. So, what can we do about it? Many factors affect obesity but lack of exercise and poor nutrition are more likely the issue than “big bones” or a “slow metabolism.” Healthy habits can be developed and it starts at home. Here are 10 tips that will benefit your entire family.

¡De Vuelta a la Escuela Saludablemente!

La obesidad infantil es una de las mayores preocupaciones entre los padres de este país, incluso por delante del abuso de drogas y fumar. ¿Qué podemos hacer? Existen muchos factores que afectan la obesidad, pero la falta de ejercicio y la mala nutrición son por lo general causas más frecuentes que decir que la persona tiene “un metabolismo lento” o “es una persona de constitución grande”. Los hábitos de alimentación saludable comienzan en casa. Aquí le damos 10 consejos que pueden beneficiar a toda la familia.



Back to School: An Interview with ACP President Dr. Henry Chen

New York City kids are heading back to school, and ACP asked for advice from Dr. Henry Chen, a leading community-based Primary Care Physician who has managed the health care of patients in the Asian communities of Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 20 years. Dr. Chen also is a co-founder and President of Advocate Community Providers.

Healthy Recipes: Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs in Salsa Verde

By: Denisse Oller Labor Day is just around the corner. Celebrate the unofficial end of summer cookouts, and long summer days with these delicious kebabs. I was in a tropical mood when I came up with this recipe. It was summer, on a day that called for BBQ. My great friend, chef Regina Tejada, had
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Receta Saludable: Pinchos de pollo y piña en salsa verde

por Denisse Oller Es verano, tiempo ideal para la parrilla. Celebra los días largos y cálidos de la temporada con estos pinchos tan deliciosos y fáciles de preparar. Una tarde mágica de verano, mi amiga y chef Regina Tejada, me trajo unas cuantas piñas y me inspiró esta receta. El resto de las piñas lo
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Three Back-to-School Steps For Your Child’s Health

As a parent of school-aged children, I know that August is a hectic month: shopping for supplies, finishing summer reading, and coordinating drop-off and pick-up schedules are just a few items on our to-do list. As a Primary Care Physician, I also know that ensuring your child is healthy and ready to learn is just as important as notebooks and a backpack.

Ready to Fly

As I arrived at Emory University to begin a “Health Coach” certification program, I recalled my previous visit to Atlanta, some 40 years earlier, to attend an Eastern Airlines training. It occurred to me that Eastern’s advertising tag line – “The Wings of Man” – which sounded so appropriate at the time, certainly would not fly in today’s more gender-conscious world. Here I was again, a woman ready to spread her wings, excited to begin yet another adventure.

¡Lista para volar!

A mi llegada a Emory University para comenzar un programa de certificación en “Health Coach” (Tutoría de salud), me vino a la memoria mi última visita a Atlanta, hará unos 40 años para asistir a un entrenamiento de la aerolínea Eastern Airlines. Se me ocurrió pensar que el lema de publicidad de Eastern en aquel
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