Breaking the Silence and Ending the Stigma

By: Melanie MartinezDid you know that minorities are less likely to receive a mental health diagnosis, let alone seek treatment for mental illness? This apprehension is rooted in the fact that mental health is a highly stigmatized, taboo topic in minority and marginalized communities. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness ...
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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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Delicias de verano: fresco, económico y local

por Denisse OllerTodo empezó con unos frijolitos rojos secos. Me gustaba coger un puñado de nuestra cocina y plantarlos a la sombra en nuestro patio en San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tapaba los frijoles con un poco de tierra, los regaba con bastante agua, y esperaba. Los retoños no se hacían ...
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Straight Talk on Coping with Summer Heat

By: Diego Ponieman, M.D. M.P.H. Summer heat is uncomfortable for all of us, but it can be dangerous as well. Did you know that more Americans die each year from heat-related causes than from all other natural disasters combined, according to the New York City Department of Health? For many ...
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Healthy Recipe: Tomato Honey Gazpacho

By: Denisse Oller 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. Gazpacho originated in Seville, Spain and the original recipe using bread, water, vinegar, oil ...
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Receta Saludable: Gazpacho de tomate y miel

por Denisse Oller Más de una bebida que una sopa hecha de verduras crudas, servido frío en tazones de fuente o mi favorito, vasos refrigerados, el gazpacho es perfectamente refrescante, especialmente en el calor sofocante del verano. El gazpacho se originó en Sevilla, España y la receta original llevaba pan, ...
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My Patients Cannot Survive the Senate “Health Care” Bill

By: Diego Ponieman, M.D. M.P.H.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 ...
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Lobster Roll Food Obesity Healthy Version Recipe

Lessons of the Lobster Roll

By: Denisse OllerI was craving a lobster roll and, short of going to Maine to get the real thing, drove to a favorite hangout in Montauk, Long Island, for heaven on a soft, delicious bun. When it comes to lobster rolls, there are the purists, like my companion, who wants ...
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Lobster Roll Food Obesity Healthy Version Recipe

Lecciones de un antojo

por Denisse OllerMe moría de ganas de comerme un rollito de langosta (lobster roll) y, como Maine queda muy lejos, manejamos hasta mi lugar favorito en Montauk, Long Island, para disfrutar de  uno de esos deliciosos panecitos suaves, rellenos de trozos de langosta fresca. Cuando se trata de rollos de ...
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Confessions of a (Former) Couch Potato

By: Denisse OllerNothing makes me happier than to be at home, in my favorite chair, reading and writing as I listen to music. I can do this for hours. Uninterrupted. Other than playing with my dogs, I cannot think of anything that brings me such bliss. Yes, I admit it: ...
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