Lessons From Covid-19

Lessons From Covid-19. Denisse Oller As a former national news correspondent, I was aware of the virus that had originated in Wuhan, China, by the end of 2019, which had spread throughout the globe. Still, the idea of COVID-19 reaching the United States of America, the mightiest power in the
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AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH

  AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH According to the CDC, adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions like diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease, heart conditions among others are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Every October, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. It is estimated that in 2020, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States as
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

SOMOS Community Care works with parents and community-based organizations, so every child has the opportunity to grow up healthy and active. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which is a good moment to remember that childhood obesity is a serious public health problem that about one in five children (19%) in the
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Work in Progress

Work in Progress. By Denisse M. Oller Sometimes life sends clear signals warning you: “It is time.” You hear the message loud and clear; you simply choose to ignore the message: for days, for weeks, for years. Until suddenly, a small twist of fate makes listening to the call inevitable.
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Leap into Spring

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. While most are glad that the cold winter months are beginning to fade, it is important to remember some of the health-related challenges associated with the changing seasons and how to tackle them.  First comes the leap forward when daylight savings time
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Taking Care of Your Kidneys

Your kidneys are fist-sized bean-shaped organs located at the bottom of your rib cage, on both sides of your spine. The kidneys’ job is to filter your blood. They remove waste, control the body’s fluid balance, and help keep the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your
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Eating Disorder Awareness

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Worldwide that number is nearly 70 million. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that affect all kinds of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, size, age, or background.
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February: National Cancer Prevention Month.

In 2019, approximately 1.8 million people were diagnosed with cancer and roughly 600,000 died from it, according to the National Cancer Institute.  Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer in the United States can be attributed to preventable
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Everything You Should Know About Your Thyroid

With up to 20 million Americans experiencing some sort of thyroid condition (and up to 60 percent of whom don’t know it – according to the American Thyroid Association), we are sharing general details to help you learn more about this important part of our physical and medical health. The
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