I’m nominated for best Latino Health Blogger!
Can I just tell you how amazing it was to find out that I was nominated by Latinos In Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) for “Best Latino(a) Health Blogger.” I have been blogging for a few years now, first as a way to share what was going on with my life, and that evolved as I saw a need to talk about health and health disparities particularly with women and minority communities. It’s not always easy to write a post. I try to make them personal, because that is what resonates with me. You may leave yourself open to people critiquing your writing style, judging your lifestyle and so…
Not everything you lose is a loss.
Not everything you lose is a loss. In addition to eating well and saying fit, don’t forget to take care of your emotional health too! Be open to letting go of people, things and situations that no longer fit. XOXO, Helen
Health Hack: 3 Small Changes That Make A Big Difference in Your Health.
Just about every week there is something new in the health world. Eat this. NO wait, don’t eat that!! Try this pill, or buy a waist-trainer, or better yet, let’s just spin that fat off! As a former beauty queen I have probably tried everything there was. Some of it worked, but only temporarily. As a health professional, I know better. Our bodies have a science and rhythm to them that fad diets or products won’t fix. Here are three proven changes that will make a difference in your health.
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 Batista and Monique Frausto, and it was hosted by my dear friend, the brilliant Elianne Ramos.
I have medical insurance, now what? Step 2: Understanding your insurance.
Having insurance is great, but do you know what everything means?
Are you insured? Step 1: Make Your Health A Priority
Are you insured? And if you are insured, do you know what your benefits are and how to use them? Without a doubt the first step to creating a healthier life for you and for your family, is making you and your health a priority.
Breast Cancer and it’s Racial Divide
Can you tell by the flood of pink everything for sale that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you may see the ad that 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, what you might not see or hear is that while Hispanic and African American women are less likely to get breast cancer than Caucasian women, their chances of dying from breast cancer are actually higher.
New York Pap Rally and Run for Cervical Cancer!
Did you know that every year over 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and that over 4,000 women will die from this preventable disease? Or that in the United States, Hispanic women are the most likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer?