Como platicar con nuestros hijos de las elecciones

Hay mucho que aprender el dia de hoy con lo que esta pasando. Este es un muy buen momento para traer y ayudar a nuestros hijos a procesar lo que esta pasando.

Hay que acordar que nuestros hijos no tienen todas las herramientas como los adultos para poder entender y protegerse de la retórica. Imaginece, si a nosotros como adultos.

Les comparto este pequeño video

Como van sus hijos en estas épocas? Los invito a nuestra conversación en Facebook Live en Ilan Shapiro MD o @Dr_Shaps

Reconocimiento de Despierta America Al Personal de Primera Línea de Salud

Feliz y agradecido con @luissandovaltv y @despiertamerica por la oportunidad de representar a todo el personal de salud de la primera línea 🛡

Honor y orgullo de todos nosotros de poder seguir sirviendo a toda nuestra comunidad. Cada persona de nuestro equipo está creando esa barrera para que nuestra comunidad esté mucho más protegida.

El equipo de AltaMed es un ejemplo de resilencia al igual de otros promotor@s, enfermer@s, personal, medic@s y demás equipos que traen salud a nuestra comunidad en todo el mundo.

Puedes encontrar el link completo a la entrevista en

Y por cierto: ya te vacunaste de la influenza?

#firstreponders #SouthGate #Despiertamerica #amomiequipo #LuisSandoval #Health #Wellness #Doctors #doctorslife #Espanol #English #HealthTips #medicalnews #medicalcorrespondent #corresponsalmedico #noticiasdesalud #healthcorredpondent #AltaMed #AltaMedHealthEd

Nuevo Tratamiento Médico: Vota Como Si Tu Salud Dependiera De Eso 🗳

Habiendo tanto ruido en el mundo, tanta información y caos. Hay un limitado número de personas en nuestra comunidad que seguimos confiando en ellos: nuestros proveedores de salud.

Nosotros hoy en día queremos recomendar una receta de salud para nuestra comunidad:

1) Es un tratamiento que dura por años
2) Trae e potencial de mejorar tu salud, escuelas y hasta el futuro de nuevas generaciones

El tratamiento es: Vota! 🗳

Vota como si su salud dependiera de ello

Usted ya hizo su plan para votar?

@dr_shaps @NarjustDuma @DrLondonoTobon @MVGutierrezMD @BarbaraRoblesMD @Dr_dealba @minervies #MatthewLomeli #MarcoaÁngulo .

Voto2020 #PoderLatinx #MiVotoMiSalud #VotoLatino #LatixDocs #LatinWhiteCoats

What would happened if mental health problems would be seen equal as medical problems: I think more lives would be saved

My Name is Ilan Shapiro, I was born in a small city, called México City, a father, pediatrician and Medical Director for Health Education and Wellness at AltaMed.

I’m extremely humbled to have a great team Veronica O. and Sandy N. that in synergy we share education and wellness with our community. Also, with #Pantaleon and #LionsGate por abrir una conversación tan difícil con nuestra comunidad por medio de #LasPildorasdeMiNovio

Since the times of my Abuelita, mental health carried a big burden on the person affected and their family. This movie opens that conversation in the community of how none of us can separate our bodies from our minds.

My Abuelita tried to cure a lot of things with vick vapor rub and te de manzanilla (and sometimes a touch of violeta valenciana), but mental health does not respond to that. 

Mental health is not a taboo subject. We must, as a community, come together and have an open conversation about mental health and its impact on a person, on families and our society at-large.

When a patient comes to me has a pulled muscle, and I send them to Physical therapy with the recommendation on certain medications, there is no doubt on what to do.

Why is it so different when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain causing a big shift in mental health and I recommended medication and therapy, why is it so hard to have that conversation?

The stigma against mental illness is real. If you have any doubt, consider there is a median delay of 10 years between the onset of mental health symptoms and receiving healthcare. One reason for this delay is that people try to hide their mental illness due to the fear of being judged.

Each one of us needs to play a role to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Here are three ways to make an impact. 

1.    Education- In 2017, there were an estimated 46.6 million adults in the United States with mental illness. This number represents about 1 in 5 adults.

2.    Empathy- Refrain from judgement. Suffering from mental illness can become so unbearable that it affects one’s ability to function. One may even experience suicidal thoughts in an effort to escape the suffering.

3.    Advocacy- Be an advocate for raising mental health awareness. Support groups that advocate, educate and care for individuals and families affected by mental illness. 

Putting this in context Almost 18% of the US is Latino, 15% have a diagnosable mental illness, that is 8.9 million people, MORE THAN the population of NY City

 • U.S.-born Hispanics report higher rates for most psychiatric disorders than Hispanic immigrants.

• Studies have shown that older Hispanic adults and Hispanic youth are especially vulnerable to psychological stresses associated with immigration and acculturation

• Approximately 1 in 10 Hispanics with a mental disorder use mental health services from a primary care physician, while only 1 in 20 receive such services from a mental health specialist.

Several studies have found that bilingual patients are evaluated differently when interviewed in English as opposed to Spanish and that Hispanics are more frequently undertreated.

At AltaMed Health Services is the nation’s largest federally qualified community health centers in the nation. We have 52 sites across Los Angeles and Orange counties serving more than 300,000.

Understanding the need, nearly a decade ago, AltaMed began integrating behavioral health services into the primary care, because we recognized that mental health affects every aspect of a person’s well-being. This type of model in vulnerable communities can help start the healing process, and we’ve had the opportunity to provide services to thousands of underserved patients in the past years under the leadership of Dr. Sandra Pisano.

We all can miss the symptoms that are happening to our loved ones or even to us; some of these mental health challenges do not present as an obvious rash, a fever or a cough. We do not have a straightforward blood lab test for a diagnosis– but we do have a lot of people who can help identify the symptoms. It starts with you– we can all make a difference. We can help ourselves and help our loved ones by letting them know we care and there’s access to help. 

We are amazingly well versed in chisme language; let’s spread the word that is ok to feel different, the same way that people have migraines, people can be depressed, have adhd/add or anxiety. Do be afraid to ask if someone is acting differently, maybe, just maybe, because you showed that you cared, you are saving a life.

Bariatric Surgery Recommendations for Pediatric Patients: new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Podcast link:

This Morning at Buenos Dias America had a great conversation with Andreina Garnica about the new guidelines for weight management surgery in Pediatric Patients. Also, would like to share some links from the American Academy of Pediatrics if you are looking for more information.

El Dia de Hoy en Buenos Dias America tuve una gran conversación con Andreina Garnica sobre los nuevos lineamientos del manejo de peso por medio de cirugía en Pacientes Pediátricos. Ademas, me gustaría compartir la liga de la Academia Americana de Pediatría por si necesita usted más información del tema.

You can find the policy statement, “Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Evidence, Barriers, and Best Practices” here:

An AAP News article by lead author Dr. Sarah Armstrong is here:

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