Let’s End the Stigma of Mental Illness Once and For All

May is Mental Health Awareness Month; there is no better time to take it upon ourselves to end the stigmatization of mental illness once and for all.
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The Summer of Zika

Yes, We Still Need to Worry About Zika

The epidemic never stopped being a threat, particularly for New York City Latinas. Given deep-seated cultural patterns, from travel to sexual stigmas, Zika is not a seasonal threat or condition.
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Life Lessons From a 91-Year Old

When it comes to health and health care, the reality for Latinas in the United States is disheartening. I needed a voice of hope. It occurred to me to give Olga a call.
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Mother is (Almost) Always Right

Looking back, I appreciate the access I had to a good life. And now, at this stage of my life, I have the privilege of paying it forward. At Advocate Community Providers, I have the opportunity of collaborating with dedicated Community Health Workers to spread a healthy message, especially in the Latino community.
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Healthy Recipe: Kingfish

“Escabeche” is the Spanish word for “pickle”. It is also the name of a number of dishes in Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines which are marinated and cooked in an acidic mixture and usually colored with pimento or saffron. It could be a fish, chicken, rabbit, pork, or vegetable dish — easy, delicious and good for you! Just watch out for the salt, since the capers, the olives, and Old Bay Seasoning, contain added salt. This dish is great year-round and can be served hot or at room temperature.
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Healthy Recipe: Quinoa Mama

By: Denisse Oller This is one of those dishes that saves me anytime I have unexpected company. Not only is it easy and quick to make, it is also nutritious and riquísimo! By the way, quinoa dates back to the Inca civilization and stands alone as a complete protein source,
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Minority Health Month – An Interview with ACP President Dr. Henry Chen

By: Henry Chen, MDApril is Minority Health Month, and ACP interviewed Dr. Henry Chen, a leading community-based Primary Care Physician in private practice for more than 20 years in New York City, where he manages the health care of patients in the Asian communities of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dr. Chen
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The Cancer That Kills 50,000 Americans Annually is Highly Preventable. What Are We Waiting For?

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.
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Don’t Snooze on this Diabetes Wake-Up Call

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.
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Denisse Oller

Sounding the Alarm For Diabetes Prevention

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?
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