To Beard or not to Beard?

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.

How to Prepare for Flu Season

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.

Cómo prepararnos para la temporada de gripe

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.

Breast Cancer Affects Who?

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.

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.