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Saturday, March 15, 2014

3 why's? / ¿3 porqués? #Aseguratusalud




3 why's?  ¿3 porqués?


1. You love your health. With out your health, you are ill, and being ill can take time to heal and meds… and finding out what makes you ill… to be able to heal. :-)

2. You deserve it. WHY NOT?

3. You can obtain all sorts of services! Medical, Mental… find out what! and "Being a Woman" is no long is a "MEDICAL Condition."


1. Amas a tu salud. Si eres enfermo o estar enfermo puede tomar tiempo para sanar y medicinas... y tienes que descubrir cual es la enfermedad… para poder sanarte :-)

2. Te lo mereces. ¿Por qué no?


3.  Puede obtener todo tipo de servicios. Médico, Mental... descubre  cuales! Y "Ser mujer" es que nada es una "condición médica".

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The tool works for any scenario and it gives you options. In many cases, the tool will direct the user to their state marketplace for new coverage options. But for example, if you already have Medicare coverage or coverage through an employer, the tool helps you understand how your current situation fits in to law.
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AseguraTuSalud es una herramienta informativa para los consumidores individuales. Incorpora la mejor información que tiene Consumer Reports sobre el impacto que tiene la ley federal de cuidados de salud en los consumidores. Aunque las inscripciones han aumentado, millones de estadounidenses todavía no están conscientes de las opciones que tienen con la nueva ley. AseguraTuSalud cierra esta brecha de conocimiento y ayuda a conectar a los consumidores con sus nuevas opciones o los tranquiliza sobre cómo la ley realmente funciona o cómo les puede afectar.

La herramienta funciona para cualquier escenario y te brinda tus opciones. En muchos casos, la herramienta  dirige el usuario al Mercado de Seguros Médicos de su estado para que vean sus nuevas opciones de cobertura. Pero, por ejemplo, si tú ya tienes cobertura de Medicare o cobertura a través de un empleador, la herramienta te ayuda a entender cómo tu situación se ajusta o no a la ley.


Monday, March 3, 2014

President Obama to Participate in a Townhall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

President Obama to Participate in a Townhall on
Latinos and the Affordable Care Act
March 03, 2014
02:19 PM EST
 
This Thursday, March 6, at 11:30 am ET, President Obama will participate in a historic townhall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The townhall “;Tu Salud y La Nueva Ley: Conversación con el Presidente” (Your Health and the New Law: A Conversation with the President) will be an opportunity for you to ask the President questions about the Affordable Care Act. You can join the conversation and submit questions on social media using the hashtag #TuSaludyObama (Your Health and Obama) and #Asegurate.
The townhall will be hosted by the Asegúrate campaign, also known as “Get Covered”, a partnership between the California Endowment; Covered California, and the largest Spanish-language media outlets in the U.S., including Univision, Telemundo, and La Opinion-impreMedia. The townhall with President Obama which will be televised, livestreamed and broadcast over radio, digital and social platforms in Spanish, will provide an opportunity for Latinos across the country to learn more about how to enroll in affordable, quality health care via the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 10.2 million uninsured Latinos have the opportunity to purchase quality, affordable coverage through the Marketplace, and as many as 8 million of those could get a break on costs. Just last month, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report that finds nearly 8 in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),  or lower costs on monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  
 Thursday’s Asegúrate townhall with President Obama will be a great opportunity to learn more about how you and your loved ones can enroll in quality and affordable coverage, so submit your questions with the hashtag #TuSaludyObama and tune in at whitehouse.gov and whitehouse.gov/espanol.
Katherine Vargas serves as the Director of Hispanic Media at the White House.
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LA CASA BLANCA
Oficina del Secretario de Prensa
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PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
3 de marzo de 2014
 
Del Blog de la Casa Blanca: El Presidente Obama participará en una reunión estilo town hall sobre Latinos y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio
 
Por: Katherine Vargas
 
Para leer el blog, haga clic AQUÍ.
 
Este jueves, 6 de marzo, el Presidente Obama participará en una reunión estilo “town hall” histórica sobre Latinos y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio en el Newsmuseum en Washington, DC.  El town hall “Tu Salud y La Nueva Ley: Conversación con el Presidente” (Your Health and the New Law: A Conversation with the President) será una oportunidad para que le preguntes al Presidente sobre la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio. Puedes unirte a la conversación y formular preguntas en las redes sociales usando el hashtag #TuSaludyObama (Su Salud y Obama) y #Asegurate.
 
El town hall será auspiciado por la campaña Asegúrate, una asociación entre California Endowment; Covered California, y los medios hispanos incluídos Univision, Telemundo, y La Opinion-impreMedia. El town hall con el Presidente Obama que será televisada, retransmitida en vivo y transmitida por radio, en plataformas digitales y sociales en español, proporcionará una oportunidad para que los latinos en todo el país aprendan más sobre cómo inscribirse en seguro de salud accesible, de calidad, a través del Mercado de Salud. “Gracias a la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, 10.2 millones de latinos sin seguro tienen la oportunidad de adquirir seguros de calidad asequibles a través del Mercado de Salud, y una cifra cercana a los 8 millones podrían obtener descuentos”.  Este mismo mes pasado, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS), emitió un informe sobre cómo aproximadamente 8 de cada 10 latinos sin seguro podrían calificar para Medicaid, el Programa de Seguro de Salud para Niños (CHIP) o reducir los costos de sus primas mensuales a través del Mercado de Seguros de Salud.
 
El town hall de Asegúrate con el Presidente Obama será una gran oportunidad para aprender más sobre cómo tu o tus seres queridos se pueden inscribir en cobertura de seguro médico de calidad y asequible, presenta tus preguntas con el hashtag #TuSaludyObama y sintoniza whitehouse.gov y whitehouse.gov/espanol.
 
Katherine Vargas se desempeña de Directora de Medios Hispanos en la Casa Blanca.
 
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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release
March 3, 2014
 
White House Blog Post: President Obama to Participate in a Townhall on
Latinos and the Affordable Care Act
 
By: Katherine Vargas
 
To view the full blog post, click HERE.
 
This Thursday, March 6, President Obama will participate in a historic townhall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  The townhall “Tu Salud y La Nueva Ley: Conversación con el Presidente” (Your Health and the New Law: A Conversation with the President) will be an opportunity for you to ask the President questions about the Affordable Care Act. You can join the conversation and submit questions on social media using the hashtag #TuSaludyObama (Your Health and Obama) and #Asegurate.
 
The townhall will be hosted by the Asegúrate campaign, also known as “Get Covered”, a partnership between the California Endowment; Covered California, and the largest Spanish-language media outlets in the U.S., including Univision, Telemundo, and La Opinion-impreMedia. The townhall with President Obama which will be televised, livestreamed and broadcast over radio, digital and social platforms in Spanish, will provide an opportunity for Latinos across the country to learn more about how to enroll in affordable, quality health care via the Health Insurance Marketplace. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 10.2 million uninsured Latinos have the opportunity to purchase quality, affordable coverage through the Marketplace, and as many as 8 million of those could get a break on costs. Just last month, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report that finds nearly 8 in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),  or lower costs on monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  
 
Thursday’s Asegúrate townhall with President Obama will be a great opportunity to learn more about how you and your loved ones can enroll in quality and affordable coverage, so submit your questions with the hashtag #TuSaludyObama and tune in at whitehouse.gov/live.
 
Katherine Vargas serves as the Director of Hispanic Media at the White House.
 
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Friday, February 7, 2014

#Recovery after #Surgery



It is hard to go through a surgery. It is like learning another language. It can be easy and difficult. But all depends on you. The way you see things, the way you interact with the people who are there to help you advance while you recover. 

Here are some Tips to help you with your recovery: 

1. Chillax 

This means calm down and relax. You are in recovery for a reason. It means you are healing from something, wheather it is a physical ailment, such as a broken bone, or surgery, or some sort of trauma, its good to take some time to focus on your body. This includes your mental health.  

This (I can attest) is one of the biggest things that many can have trouble with…What is this sitting down and not doing nothing? It may be foreign for some, but welcome to learning a new language.  Allowing your body and mind to be in sync is the number one thing one HAS to allow to do in order to heal correctly. Make sure you follow your doctors orders on what exercises to do, and what you "can't do." 

It takes time to get use to the not doing much while you are not doing your exercises, but you can read book and write, and even play uno with your people. 

2. Listen to your doctor. 
This is one person you have to trust to continue to work well. This person, or people or group of doctors are there for your own good. They are there to make sure that you are able to continue to recuperate, even tho they may annoy you when they tell you not to do something, or that you are doing something too much. 

I know I trust my doctors with my life... 

3. Follow the rules. 
The whole... rules are meant to be broken does not exists in this time of your life. Well, at least not yet. Rules where done because there is something about rules that will keep you safe, wheather is it no bubble baths for a month, or no walking too much or too fast. Or Don't bend, bend 1/4 of the time, raise your leg, don't do yoga because you might break open your incision.... they are endless, follow them.

4. Allow people in your life. 
If there is anything that I have learned the hard way is that there will be people who want to help you and be there for you. You just have to say ok. For instance the last time I was going through treatments for my spine, I had friends who would be there for me, but I never let them in. I had men wanting to take care of me and I pushed them away. I learned not to push anyone away. And I also learned that there are the type of people who really and truly want to help you will stay and make sure that you get help too. It goes both ways. Recently, (a few years) I began to be with a group of friends that taught me what friendship was, they found out what was wrong with me, came to me to the ER when I told them I was going through hard time, and other friends came with me to the doctors. They taught me that I needed to tell someone what was going on and allow them to be with me through the hard times. 
You learn who wants to be in your life through the hard times. You learn who wants you in their life after surgery. 

5. Keep your mind busy. 
Just because you can't move, or shouldn't move or are told not to move, that does NOT mean that you cannot keep your mind busy. Other than getting a GREAT 8 hours or more of sleep. While you are up, in some pain, reading a book always allows your mind to be distracted from pain. Puzzles from the newspaper, writing down your thoughts, poetry. If your thoughts are too dark, call someone to talk to and make you laugh. You know who your funny friends are, reach out and allow them to make you happy. I recommend that you keep your spirits up. Your mood does have a lot to do with how you heal. If you need to go to therapy, then go. Also, there are some therapist that go to your home, if you cannot go to them for some reason. 

6. Music. 
Listen to music that makes you glad you are alive, and that you like. If the music you listen to is negative and about how you will not do well.... well guess what? Yup, it won't help you. 

7. Family. 
Some are good, some are no good. You know them better, trust your instinct. I know I've counted on my family for a lot of my life. I love them and sometimes you would be surprised who in your family will be there when times get hard. 

8.  Less stress 
Its time to have less stress... if you are not allergic, place some candles in the evening and medicate/Pray whatever you feel comfortable with. 

9. Listen to your doctors. And go to appointments. 

10. Listen to your doctors. 


Smile (if you want to…) 

Jes Sofia

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

#Adjust to #Change



We are creatures that Move. We move home, apartments, cities, jobs, states, we drive too much and we sit too much too. So what do we do when our "routine" has changed?

Here are some tips to help you Adjust to your new ways.

1. Look for the things you like in your new surrounding area. They may not have your favorite things, but they may have something better. Remember its how you perceive things. If you like your shrimp and veggies, find a place that gives you shrimp and veggies. If you like Trader Joes, then look for a Trader Joes.  Don't be afraid to try out new things too… part of change is experiencing what you didn't have before and now you do.

2. Make sure you know where the police station around your new surrounding is at. Safety is always important. Know the hospitals etc. God forbid you need to go one, but its always good to know "just in case."

3. Take pics of your surroundings. I'm not saying post them on Facebook or Instagram. I'm saying, learn to love where you are around. Find the details that allow you to look for, search the beauty of where you are at. I've learned to look at nature. AND I love pictures so it goes hand in hand.

4. Let people who you trust know where you are at. This way, just in case you go off the rid… you have someone know where you are at (Again, safety).

5. Traffic. I know here in Los Angeles (where I'm from) we have traffic at various hours of the day, and other times, we don't. It all depends on where you are at and where you want to go. use traffic finders to seek what routs would allow you to get to your daily and "normal" routs faster and more efficiently. The last thing you want to do is stay in traffic after a hard days work and you come home to your new place and start to hate it because of it… Oooo child!

6. Enjoy your new change. Accept the fact that you are growing, allowing change in your life and being at one with you and yours.

7. Sit in your new place and allow the good vibes to come on in.

8. Drink water. And DECORATE it pretty to your liking (if you want).

9. Relax as much as possible.

10. Smile.


Hope this helps some.
I talk from experience.

Smile (if you want to).

Jes Sofia 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

How to Keep your Children Safe from Predators Online: Sweetie is NOT enough.


If you have not seen..., Sweetie is a new program tailored to capture child sex offenders online. This image as helped track thousands of online sexual predators...  There are many predators out there. But SWEETIE is NOT enough...

Here are some tips to help keep your home safe from such intrusion.

1. Educate yourself about Technology. 
It is very important you do care about technology now-a-day, especially if you have a child. The time of "oh I'm not into technology" is no longer.
It is important to be up to date with technology. Plus, you will feel better about what is going on in your child's life.

Read about Parent Controls

Note: Know the social media outlets. (They are a lot of applications, but be aware of what your child is using). I recently came back from talking to kids and they said, "If I don't put my real name out there, then no one knows." Yes, it’s that serious. Be aware. If you are a teen reading this, be aware.

2. Conversation.
 Now that you know more, have a conversation with your child/teen. It’s hard to talk to them sometimes, but they do listen to you. Keep that line of communication.  And include...

3. Home rules.
It is important to have home rules in general to help keep order in your home. Now more so, its important you add a home rule when it comes to the Internet.

Remember that Internet is a reward, like watching TV.  Mine the hours. A child should not be in front of a TV or computer more than a few hours a day. If they have a project, then spend time helping them with a project. If they are teens, get them into sports. Curricular activities, after school programs to help them keep active. 

You will know if they have a project if you send a quick email to their teachers. Stay accountable of your child's' homework, this will also show you care about what they are doing. This will also teach your child how to be accountable.

4. Talk to you children's friends' parents.
Keep track on what they are doing? This is why parent teacher day, and back to school nights are important. This is your time to talk to the parents, exchange numbers and really find out what is going on.

5. Be mindful and strict.
Kids need and want rules. Your kids will test you to see how much they can get away with. If you give in, guess what? They get their way. And they will know what to do the next time. When they keep bugging you for the Internet, and your answer is no, mean no. You are teaching them that NO means NO. This will help them understand the meaning of no later on in their life.

6. Keep the conversation flowing at dinner table with your family. 
If you are too busy, well step up and be a parent. You have a child, now take care of them.

7. Note I placed  the word Conversation about three times in this Post. 
Hope this gives you some initiative to be honest with yourself and your child about what are some things happening online.

If you need help teaching your kid here are some links through NSA



 If you are going through more and need help with a therapist: