I have been writing about health and wellness for decades as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and freelance writer. As a Cuban-American who speaks Spanish fluently, I've been able to cover topics and communities from a unique perspective. My work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Working Woman, Better Homes & Gardens and, most recently, the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT), a website covering health and safety. I also served as publisher and editor of Better Health magazine in New Haven, Conn.


<p>Yanisha Claudio, 15, of Hartford, tenderly swaddled three-week-old Jordan, hoping he wouldn’t wake up. “He was crying until four o’clock in the morning,” said the weary Bulkeley High School freshman.</p>

<p>Multi-million dollar initiatives to help at-risk and parenting teens across Connecticut call for “evidence-based” and “culturally appropriate” approaches – the mantra of experts assisting Hispanic youth, who have the highest number of teen births in the state.</p>

<p>Why are Hispanic teens in Connecticut having more babies despite a national drop in teen pregnancy rates? Magaly Olivero is launching a reporting project with the Connecticut Health Investigative Team to find out.</p><p><!--StartFragment--> <!--StartFragment--></p>