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Bilingual Front Desk – Part Time

DietGenics is seeking a fully Bilingual front desk with experience in patient management, scheduling, insurance verification, and referral coordination.  20-32 hours per week.  Professional persuasive phone manner, conduct and presence.  Must be an extreme self-starter with strong English and Spanish verbal and written skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced team environment.  Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to multitask. Strong MS Office computer skills with medical practice management software experience.  Pediatric medical office experience is a plus.  Work for two Saturdays (partial day) a month is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Location is Dallas at the intersection of 635/75. Email resume with salary requirements at frankv@dietgenics.com Office (972) 664-0846.

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OctoBreast Cancer Awareness

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity, and is the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women[1] .  Some risk factors such age and gender can’t be controlled, but prevention could be the key to offset those risks factors.   Limiting alcohol consumption, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, healthy eating habits, and being physically active are very favorable steps towards breast cancer prevention[2].  For healthy eating consuming a variety of high fiber foods, rich in vitamins, mineral and phytonutrients may help to reduce risk of different types of cancer.  These foods include spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, collards, kale; berries and cherries, oats, whole-grain breads, cereals, all types of dried beans, peas, lentils and soybeans.  Therefore, consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist for a customized meal plan as the first step towards a healthier lifestyle is always a good investment in your future.

Araceli Vázquez, MS, RDN, LD

 

 

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/index.htm. Accessed October 11,2017.

[2] http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/breast-cancer-prevention/art-20044676 Accessed October 11, 2017.

 

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HISPANICS CONNECTING TOGETHER @USA

Hispanic culture is rich in traditions and flavors of many different types of foods.  Ethnic cuisines influenced largely foods manufacturers, convenience stores and local markets as well.   People who arrived from Latin American countries try to keep their authentic flavors and cuisines, but second generations of Hispanic Americans, especially Millennials, who continue to rise in numbers, are eating both traditional home-cooking meals and food choices from convenient, sit-down restaurants, and fast foods.  So, healthful eating is a challenge.   Choices such beans, quinoa, plantains, rice, avocados, tortillas, pumpkin seeds, arepas, flan, papaya, mango, and so on, can be part of a nutritious meal plan.  Being mindful of portion control, all these foods consumed within the Hispanic culture provide abundant health benefits including cardio-protective compounds, fiber, Vitamins A, and C, and are good sources of plan based-proteins.

 

Araceli Vázquez, MS, RDN, LD

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Attention Millennials: Prevent weight gain while attending Collegeǃ

Adrien is away from home for the first time in her journey to pursuit higher education and facing new routine and environment.

She wants to prevent any weight gains associate with her College’s  new lifestyle, has good intentions to cook just like her mom taught her, but her biggest challenge is finding time to prepare her meals, especially breakfast.   So, DietGenics is to the rescue for anyone in the same situation as Adrien.  These sound, healthy, easy, and delicious options nourish the body, and help to maintain the weight. 

Breakfast burrito: low carb-high fiber tortilla with hummus or beans, and one scrambled egg, sprinkle with cheese and 1 tsp. of cream.  Fruit on the side.

Yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit, topped with pumpkin seeds, and a piece of toast with margarine.

Cooked oatmeal topped with cinnamon, fruit on the side, and one boiled egg.

 

Need more ideas?  Please visit us in YouTube (DietgenicsNutrition).

Araceli Vázquez, MS, RDN, LD

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August is Family Fun Month

In celebration for the Family Fun Month, and before the summer is over let’s enjoy time together the next school year begins.  There are many beneficial activities for our bodies and minds that can involve the entire family.  Depending on the sport or exercise we choose to do, this can get us motivated to try harder and to compete among family members.   Some examples of either indoor or outdoor activities are dancing parties, bowling,  riding our bikes  in the park, taking a walk, hiking, or even having a picnic. Other activities equally enjoyable for all that don’t include exercise are cooking healthful meals, reading a book, trimming bushes and trees or gardening herbs or vegetables.  All of these activities encourage all the members of the family to a more and fructiferous getaways together.  In this way, we are moving in the direction of a healthier lifestyles and promoting harmony among family members.

Araceli Vázquez, MS, RDN, LD

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