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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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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