Patient Contributor

Michelle Rivas

Michelle is a health and wellness writer and communications director in Chicago, although many know her as The Healthy Latina.

Overview

Living With Condition
7 Years
Published
14 Articles
Location
Chicago

Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Arizona State University and her master's degree in Health Communication from DePaul University. 

As a health and wellness aficionado, Michelle can frequently be found running around Chicago training for a marathon, trying new gyms and classes, and trying to perfect her grandmother's arroz con pollo recipe with cauliflower rice. She was a Hispanicize TECLA Award finalist in 2015, received the Latina Magazine 30 Under 30 Award, the Best Latina Blogger Award in 2014, and the Cosmo for Latinas Blogger Award in 2013.  

History with the Condition

Michelle was diagnosed with asthma as an adult in her early twenties and has lived with asthma for 6 years. As an avid runner, she was not willing to let asthma keep her from doing the races and activities she loved. She hopes her writing will inspire others to remain active with asthma and take control of their health. 

Read more about her adventures in healthy living at www.thehealthylatina.com. Follow her on InstagramFacebook and Twitter

Published Articles

Why You Need to Be Kind to Yourself After an Asthma Flare-Up
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Michelle Rivas

Why You Need to Be Kind to Yourself After an Asthma Flare-Up

Afraid to Ask for Help with Asthma? Here’s How I Got Support
3 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Afraid to Ask for Help with Asthma? Here’s How I Got Support

A Day in My Life with Asthma
5 mins
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Michelle Rivas

A Day in My Life with Asthma

7 Tips to Avoid Summer Asthma Triggers
2 mins
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Michelle Rivas

7 Tips to Avoid Summer Asthma Triggers

Talking to Kids About Asthma
3 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Talking to Kids About Asthma

Managing Asthma Through Lifestyle Changes — Without Losing Your Lifestyle
4 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Managing Asthma Through Lifestyle Changes — Without Losing Your Lifestyle

Will My Kids Have Asthma? How I Manage the Uncertainty
3 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Will My Kids Have Asthma? How I Manage the Uncertainty

How Losing Weight Improved My Asthma Symptoms
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Michelle Rivas

How Losing Weight Improved My Asthma Symptoms

7 Home Hacks for Asthma
3 mins
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Michelle Rivas

7 Home Hacks for Asthma

8 Tips for Talking About Asthma with Others
4 mins
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Michelle Rivas

8 Tips for Talking About Asthma with Others

Learning to Accept the “New Normal” with Adult Asthma
4 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Learning to Accept the “New Normal” with Adult Asthma

My First Marathon with Asthma
5 mins
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Michelle Rivas

My First Marathon with Asthma

The Emotional Toll of Asthma
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Michelle Rivas

The Emotional Toll of Asthma

My First Asthma Attack
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Michelle Rivas

My First Asthma Attack

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