Putting a Stop to Childhood Obesity

At SOMOS Community Care, we believe every child should have the opportunity to grow up healthy and active. Since September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we wanted to pass along some easy, fun ways to engage your children in exercise and promote healthy eating.

Immunizations are Important

Summer is almost over which means kids are heading back to school. One of the most important ways to prepare your children for the new school year is to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines. You or your child can be immunized at many places including your SOMOS primary doctor’s office or at pharmacies or community clinics.

A Beginner’s Guide to Therapy

When it comes to seeing a therapist, far too many people don’t have a clue as to where to start. The process of finding the right therapist can be daunting, and cultural misconceptions about mental health can prevent asking others for help.  These myths and misconceptions vary according to culture and age group, but they all share stigma that can keep people – especially in communities of color – from seeking necessary treatment. Let’s debunk some therapy myths.

Mental Health in Minority Communities

Mental health issues affect people regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation with nearly one in five American adults experiencing a mental illness at some point in their life, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It’s key to remember that mental health is just as important as physical health and should be treated with an equally high priority. There is no shame in being proactive and seeking help.

Protecting Your Body from the Sun

With students out of school, and the days lasting much longer, it’s safe to say summer is in full swing. This means it’s time for family vacations and day-long visits to the beach and the park. But with the warm weather and long sunny days come health risks many people either choose to ignore or simply just forget. Rising temperatures and the sun’s harsh rays can lead to immediate and long-term health problems. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself while enjoying your summer.

Exercising with Asthma

Earlier this month, in honor of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, we learned about asthma, its common triggers, and ways to help manage the condition. One of the biggest issues for people who suffer from asthma is exercise. Exercise-induced asthma can make it very difficult for people to maintain a healthy body weight and
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Asthma: Avoiding Triggers and Preventing Flare-Ups

Asthma is treated with medication – usually a prescription inhaler – but there are also things that patients with asthma can do to reduce the risk of a flare-up without medication. Let’s go over some of the most common triggers for asthma flare-ups or attacks.

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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