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Ideas are supported by the way we view life.  Our experiences determine our own philosophy. Exchanging ideas gives us perspective.  And our perspective is what makes us unique! 

July 24, 2020

¡Cómo extraño la cultura del color, del olor, de la familiaridad de la comida y la posibilidad de poder expresar un sentimiento, una filosofía, con el poder de un dicho! Cuando reflexiono, me doy cuenta que he educado a mi hijo con la filosofía característica del mexicano: sentida, amable, apasionada y, sobre todo, humorística.

Desde el típico ‘a darle, que es mole de olla‘, hasta al ‘camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente’, los dichos ‘son un aliviane’ para nosotras...

March 26, 2018

Lejos de ser el típico refrán con el que todos crecimos, los hechos científicos que lo corroboran son claros y concisos.  La nutrición en los niños es la base para el desarrollo físico e intelectual.

A todos nos gusta comer.  Lo difícil es comer sano.  Como padres, ¿cuántas veces hemos batallado con nuestros hijos para que coman saludable?   No es difícil enseñarle a nuestros hijos a comer fruta…  después de todo, habemos muchos que crecimos comiendo con una refrescante agua de s...

February 15, 2018

We think and talk a lot about how symptoms of heart attacks differ in women, and that is a crucially important topic. As cholesterol medications become more widely used, atherosclerosis is predicted to decrease leading to a decrease in heart attacks. Furthermore, rapid emergency treatment of heart attacks means fewer heart attacks are fatal or debilitating.

On the other hand, we do not devote as much time to discussions of heart failure.  "Almost 6 million Americans are living...

January 8, 2018

I had the opportunity of attending a presentation by Dr. Dorothy Sears, Associate Professor of Medicine from UCSD.  She came to speak at the Howell Foundation's luncheon last May with pretty interesting research on a key concern and the potential it has to either, improve or undermine our health: sedentary behavior.

Turns out our parents were right: Eat your fruits and vegetables and exercise!  With the just released information from the CDC regarding the obesity epidem...

December 28, 2017

Women’s health research is not a feminist issue… it’s a survival issue. 

We ARE different.  Could it be that feminist phenomena and the breaking of several glass ceilings have led to the perception that men and women are equal?  We ARE, but we are also different; which is NOT the same.  We are not just small men.

Women’s health is not a perception.  We live under a hormonal dictatorship.  We go through hell and back EVERY MONTH, except of course when we are pregnant,...

December 28, 2017

So many have asked me what the biggest challenge throughout my career has been. Being fully bilingual, the easiest way to explain it has been through grammar -not that I even remember nouns, adjectives or what-have-you. ​

In Spanish we say 'sweater orange'; in English, 'orange sweater'.  The fact that I just couldn't think 'orange sweater' without thinking twice - or working twice used to be extremely frustrating. Until I realized that thinking 'sweater orange' was actually my st...

December 27, 2017

Considering that only 10% of happiness (or unhappiness) comes from life circumstances that we cannot control, and 50% is already in our genes, what about the 40% of happiness that we CAN control?

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