Category: Health

Do you know your birth control is free?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made great strides since it was signed into law in 2010 to ensure that basic preventative services  like well-woman visits and contraception recommended by their doctor, are now...

Meditating with Deepak Chopra

I confess I suck at meditating. I’ve heard everyone from Oprah to my uncle Francisco tell me for years how amazing meditating is, and why I need to incorporate it into my schedule. I...

That time I thought I was going to die!

January is not only the beginning of a new year, but it’s also cervical cancer awareness month! Most people still don’t know what cervical cancer is, that the main culprit is the human papillomavirus...

Yes that was ME on Project Runway All Stars!

“Yes, that was ME on Project Runway All Stars” is what I’ve been confirming to old friends, ex-boyfriends and former colleagues of mine who have called me these past few days. 

¡El Mercado de Seguros Médicos está abierto!

Si necesita un seguro de salud, ahora usted puede inscribirse en HealthCare.gov o CuidadoDeSalud.gov en un seguro económico que se adapte a sus necesidades y su presupuesto. También podría calificar para asistencia financiera. La...

Black Friday Green Boost

I have to confess, I have never done the Black Friday shopping experience. I’ve watched my mom head out at the crack of dawn and go out on & some Hunger Game-esque expedition just...

Google hangout with Secretary Burwell!

Very recently I had the pleasure of being invited to be on a Google hangout with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. I was joined by 2 other Latina blogger powerhouses, Elisa...

Smiling It Forward With Tylenol

I have received information about the TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD™ program from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post...

Should you be taking vitamins?

I grew up having my older sister Carmen squeeze my cheeks together every morning in order to get my mouth to open as she shoved a spoonful of cod liver oil down my throat....

Bye, bye bloat green juice!

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I spent it with some loved ones, checking out wineries in the South Fork of Long Island. If you’ve never been it makes for a...

Google hangout with Secretary Sebelius

Last week I had the honor of being invited to a Google+ hangout with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services. Along with two other Latina women, I had the...

Your health matters – are you insured?

Disclosure: I am participating in a paid outreach program for Consumer Reports, however all opinions presented here are mine. A few years ago I had just started a new job, when BAM – it...

The ABCs of RSV.

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Bloggers Connect Did I ever tell you that I have about fifteen nieces and nephews!! Yes, fifteen!! I remember the excitement we all...

Four Fun, Belly Busting Alternative Exercises

One of the biggest problems many people have besides actually getting their behinds to the gym, is getting bored and stuck in a rut. Running on the treadmill used to seem like fun, until...

New website for Latino Health

I’m excited to announce that I will be on the advisory board, and also contribute to a new bilingual website dedicated just to Latino health VidaVibrante.com.

Top 6 Latina Health Bloggers of 2012

Happy holidays friends! The past few days have been a whirlwind of last minute shopping (mental health note: never, ever do that again), packing, traveling, and of course – – eating! The next few...