Superemos los problemas de salud que más afectan a las comunidades asiática y latina

En abril se celebra el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías, lo cual nos provee una perfecta oportunidad para llamar la atención sobre temas de salud que afectan a las dos comunidades más grandes que servimos en SOMOS Community Care: las comunidades asiática y latina. Parte de nuestra tarea es ofrecer consejos sobre
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Seasonal Affective Disorder: A bright look at those “Winter Blues”

  Have you noticed you’re more anxious or moody in the winter months? Do you find you have lower energy, a bigger appetite, or tend to pack on a couple of extra pounds around this time of year? As we just recently turned our clocks back and our days are getting shorter, I hope my
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Trastorno afectivo estacional: Un rayo de luz en la “depresión de invierno”

¿Ha notado que durante el invierno siente más ansiedad y cambios de temperamento? ¿Se ha sentido con menos energía, más apetito y una tendencia a engordar un par de kilos durante esta estación? Con el cambio de hora y los ajustes que requiere la llegada del invierno, me gustaría que mis lectores sean conscientes de
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Clean Hands for a Healthy Body

Hand washing – a simple, everyday task – is perhaps one of the most overlooked ways we can protect ourselves from getting sick. Startlingly, a recent Michigan State University study found a shocking 95 percent of people do not wash their hands properly. With this being National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week,
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Manos limpias para un cuerpo saludable

Lavarnos las manos —una tarea tan simple y cotidiana— es quizás una de las mejores cosas que podemos hacer para evitar contagiarnos de alguna enfermedad. Y esto tan simple es, sin embargo, una de las cosas que más pasamos por alto. Un reciente estudio de la Michigan State University reveló que un 95 por ciento
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Diabetes Dialogue: Risk Factors for Type 1, 2

Diabetes can be a complicated disease. It is not just the well-known Type 1 and Type 2 that I am talking about. There is also MODY, 3c or pancreatogenic just to name a few; these are types that we are still learning about. The month of November – National Diabetes Awareness Month – serves us
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Breast Care Break Down: What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” wrote actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus just a few weeks ago. All of us know someone – family member, co-worker, friend – who has breast cancer, which is the second most common cancer affecting American women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but, as I tell
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Prostate Health: To Screen, or Not to Screen

As every Primary Care Physician knows, men don’t like to go to the doctor. In Latin culture – and I’ve found this to be true with men of many cultures – a false sense of “machismo” gets in the way of having an annual wellness exam and a forthright discussion of symptoms and concerns, especially when it comes talking about sexual health. September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which serves as an important reminder for men to start a conversation with their doctor about a topic they may be too embarrassed to talk about.