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Disrupting Racial and Ethnic Disparities – AARP NY Reveals Data.

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Editor’s Note: On January 24, 2018, AARP New York, the Asian American Federation, the Hispanic Federation, the NAACP and the Urban League released a series of policy briefs highlighting disparities in health, economic security, and livability in English, Spanish, and Chinese. AARP and their partner groups have shed a light on the More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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New Year, New Smile.

This post is sponsored by Colgate. Opinions are my own.   Getting a Diabetes diagnosis can really turn your world upside down because choosing to stay healthy is going to take some commitment. As a Latino, I think More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, July 1st, 2016
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5 Things I Had To Learn To Overcome As A Parent W/ Special Needs Child

When my son was officially diagnosed and labeled as a child with special needs, it was a learning process for all of us. Though I have been an educator for many years now and am a graduate of an Ivy League University, More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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I Broke My Weight Loss Plateau Dancing Salsa

Forget fad diets… supplements and starving yourself. DANCE SALSA! I broke my weight loss plateau by getting more active and my favorite exercise is Salsa. I have been talking about it so much because it works. More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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This is #OneConversation That May Be Overdue.

A few days back, I had the honor to be asked back to raise awareness once more on behalf of the CDC in collaboration with Social Lens and LATISM.  I said yes. I have never shared this but one of the hardest conversations More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, February 20th, 2016
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5 Things You Need To Know Before You Start Salsa Lessons.

Dancing Salsa Here is the twitter version: In 2016… I am partnering up with Latino owned Salsa Salsa Dance Studio in Brooklyn NY to promote health, wellness and culture thru the art of dancing Salsa. Will you More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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6 Things I Noticed About My Health When I Started Dancing Salsa.

So a few weeks back, I announced that I would be starting classes at Salsa Salsa in Park Slope on January 8th. I made this commitment with the goal of adding dance to my workout to not only impact my health but More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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Magic Awaits… As I Try To Be A Better Me.

So I have been pretty open about the changes in my life in the last few months. I have been learning to live with Type 2 diabetes, I have been super focused on losing weight, I moved back to Brooklyn to build my More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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Dancing Salsa: My New Social Workout

Here is the twitter version: In 2016… I am partnering up with Latino owned Salsa Salsa Dance Studio in Brooklyn NY to promote health, wellness and culture thru the art of dancing Salsa. Will you join me? Really, More...