PSA: Watch your cholesterol

September marks the beginning of National Cholesterol Education Month. Millions of Americans of all ages, genders, and ethnicities struggle to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, which is why it’s important to know how to prevent and manage high cholesterol. A 2017 study found that 95 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have higher than recommended
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Checa tu colesterol

Septiembre es ahora el Mes Nacional de Educación sobre el Colesterol. Millones de estadounidenses de todos los géneros, edades y razas se esfuerzan por mantener saludables sus niveles de colesterol; de allí la importancia de saber cómo prevenir y controlar el colesterol elevado. Un estudio de 2017 reveló que 95 millones de estadounidenses adultos y
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Semana Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

Del 9 al 15 de septiembre se lleva a cabo la Semana Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio por iniciativa de la Fundación Estadounidense para la Prevención del Suicidio (AFSP, por sus siglas en inglés). Cada año, decenas de miles de estadounidenses se quitan la vida, hacienda así del suicidio la décima causa de muerte en
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National Suicide Prevention Week

September 9 through 15 marked National Suicide Prevention Week as designated by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Every year, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die by suicide, making it the tenth leading cause of death. Though people of all genders, ages and ethnicities can be at risk, studies have shown
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Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Vacunación

Ahora cuando se aproxima el regreso a clases, se ha decidido impulsar el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Vacunación. Las vacunas son la mejor manera de evitar que tú y tus hijos contraigan enfermedades graves. Lamentablemente, no todas las personas se están vacunando y, por lo mismo, algunas enfermedades se han esparcido de nuevo.
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National Immunization Awareness Month

As we near back-to-school season, we’re also marking National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccinations are the single best way to protect you and your children from serious illness. Unfortunately, not enough people are getting vaccinated and diseases are spreading. From September 2018 to July 2019, there were 642 confirmed cases of measles in New York City.
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Sun Safety Pro-Tips

Summer should be a time to relax, take in the sun, and have fun. However, too often people are unaware of the dangers the sun can cause. Most importantly, UV rays from the sun are the #1 cause of skin cancer in the United States. Luckily, many of these dangers are easy to avoid. Protecting
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Cómo lidiar mejor con las alergias a los alimentos

Las alergias a los alimentos ya forman parte de nuestro mundo actual. De hecho, la agencia encargada de la Investigación y Educación sobre Alergias Alimenticias (FARE, por sus siglas en inglés) reportó que más de 32 millones de estadounidenses son alérgicos a algún tipo de alimento, al igual que uno de cada trece niños. Lamentablemente,
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How to Live Easier with Food Allergies

Food allergies are ever present in our world today. In fact, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) reports that over 32 million Americans have food allergies, as well as one in thirteen children. Unfortunately, the number of people with food allergies is only increasing. Food allergies can come in all different forms. The eight most
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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

As mental health begins to get the type of attention and de-stigmatization it needs and deserves, there is a key piece that is often ignored: minority mental health. Since 2008, July has been designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month as a way to improve awareness for the mental health issues facing underrepresented groups. As
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