No-Shave November, otherwise known as ‘Movember’ is a month-long journey during which individuals forgo shaving and grooming in order to spark conversation and raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as cancer awareness and men’s suicide. And in lieu of the need to purchase shaving and grooming products, participants instead will donate to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. Regardless of the type, diabetes isn’t a curable disease yet. However, it is a very treatable disease and easily preventable.
As we transition into the fall and winter months, it’s important to be mindful of our health and take certain precautions to prevent illness. And especially now as flu season is upon us, we at SOMOS wanted to share best practices and ways to protect against the flu in the workplace and in school.
De acuerdo con el CDC (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades), la gripe es una enfermedad respiratoria altamente contagiosa que es causada por el virus de la influenza, e infecta la nariz, la garganta y, en ocasiones, los pulmones. Esta infección puede ser leve o grave, e incluso, puede causar la muerte. La mayoría de los expertos creen que el virus de la gripe se contagia principalmente por medio de diminutas gotitas que las personas infectadas esparcen al toser, estornudar o hablar.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many of us have been affected by breast cancer in some way – whether personally or through the experience of a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Breast cancer is not only an issue for women, but also men with a prevalence in Latino, Chinese, and African American communities.
Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? As we approach the start of fall, we at SOMOS want to provide a few quick tips on how you and your family can avoid high cholesterol.
¿Sabías que septiembre es el Mes Nacional de la Educación sobre el Colesterol? En cuanto se aproxima el inicio del otoño, en SOMOS buscamos proporcionarte algunos consejos indispensables sobre cómo tú y tu familia pueden evitar tener altos niveles de colesterol.
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.
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.
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.