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Raquel "Rocky" Egusquiza is a Vice President of Multicultural Markets at AARP. She focuses on working with and promoting positive social change within the Hispanic community.

Get the Facts on the New Healthcare Law

A lot of people seem confused about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA). And with so many rumors and misinformation swirling around, it’s not surprising that many don’t know where to turn for answers. First, some basics: The ACA improves the quality and affordability of health care, and ends discriminatory insurance practices that have kept people from accessing coverage in the past. It requires insurance companies to cover all applicants regardless of age, gender or pre-existing conditions, and stops them …

Mom, Dad, Can We Talk?

Family time and reminiscing about the years gone by are oftentimes accompanied by memories that bring a smile to our faces and hearts; those special moments of reflections at our different life stages – all the happy memories, good times and the sad ones. The times we’ve shared with family and friends during life’s key milestones: special birthdays, family reunions or weddings. But let’s face it, like most families, when it comes to the truly tough topics, we prefer to …

Our Battle with Food – Is It Cultural or Dietary?

Food. It’s one of our passion points, how we connect on an emotional level. It’s at the center and heart of every birthday party, wedding, baptism, funeral, and every social gathering you can think of. Today online platforms like Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and other innovative social media channels simplify meal preparation for these special occasions making recipe swapping even more popular than ever. As fun as it is to experiment with new recipes, we should be conscious and aware …

2013 International Women´s Month: The Latina Women Effect

The beginning of April is oftentimes associated with the culmination of International Women’s Month, giving us the perfect opportunity to take pause and recognize the outstanding achievement of Latinas.  Latina women who forge ahead, persevere, and make their mark, as they continue to open doors for others to follow.  Thank you for paving the way for me and other Latinas to follow!   It is with a great sense of pride and admiration that I am reminded of Latina trailblazers …

“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

It’s said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, signaling the start of Spring.  There are many celebrations this month, from Easter to Saint Patrick’s Day, from Texas Independence Day to Save a Spider Day (no, I’m not kidding).  But it is also known as National Nutrition Month®! After spending half of February devouring chocolate, it’s time to get back into shape and start eating right. Since 1980, the Academy of Nutrition has pursued …

2013: It Is Time for Reinvention

If you are reading this post it means that those alarmed interpretations of the Mayan calendar were wrong and we all have the best ahead of us. 2012 was a year when we talked about inequality, cared about our health and spoke up about the future of our Social Security and Medicare benefits, among many more topics. For the New Year, we have to deal with Uncle Sam, enjoy with precaution our beautiful winter to then prepare for another warm …