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.
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.
On the heels of the U.S. Senate’s reveal of a bill that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former president Barack Obama wrote, “The Senate Bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.” Those ‘middle-class and poor families’ are my patients.
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.