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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Healthy Recipes: Avocados – Nature’s Edible Emerald!

Avocado lovers have found a thousand ways to enjoy the fruit, including soups, ceviches, drinks, and even desserts. Here are four of my favorite recipes.
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Apple or Apple Pie: The Choice is Yours

When was the last time you woke up at midnight and sneakily tiptoed to the kitchen in search of that mouth-watering snack you’d been craving (and resisting) all day? Groggy and unobserved, it’s easy to succumb to the sweet temptation of the ice cream, cookies, or freshly-baked apple pie. Tired but unable to sleep, you crave that sweet bite to make your dreams even sweeter. I know, I know. For most of my life I have been there to answer temptation’s call.
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Healthy Recipe: Chill Out Chicken Salad

By: Denisse Oller This crispy and delicious chicken salad is perfect for summer days. It is easy, has tons of flavor and it’s good for you. Instead of the calorie-laden versions, we used nonfat Greek Yogurt. Your guests will never know the difference! Yields 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 2
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Summer’s Bounty: Fresh, Local, Affordable, Delicious

By: Denisse OllerIt all started with dry kidney beans. I used to take a bunch from my mother’s kitchen counter and plant them in shallow trenches in our backyard in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I would cover the beans with soil, water them generously, and wait.  It wasn’t long before
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Straight Talk on Coping with Summer Heat

For many New Yorkers, summer means making the best of an unairconditioned apartment and descending to sweltering subway platforms. While we all think we know the basics of hot weather safety – put on sunscreen and drink lots of water – there’s much more you should do to stay safe when the temperature rises.
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Healthy Recipe: Tomato Honey Gazpacho

More of a drink than a soup made of raw vegetables – served cold in bowls, or my favorite, chilled tumblers – gazpacho is perfectly refreshing, especially in the sweltering heat of summer.
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