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.
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Staying Healthy During Halloween

It's Halloween, so it’s best to think of alternatives to candy to prevent your kids from overloading on sugar, artificial dyes, and preservatives. We highly recommend swapping out sweets and candy for fruits, vegetables, and other healthy snacks to maximize your child’s nutrition.
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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.
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Spice Up Your Life!

Are you looking for ways to improve your lifestyle and health? Why not spice up your life by literally spicing up your diet to achieve a fuller health and well-being? And seeing that it’s fall, what better time than now to add a dash of pumpkin spice, which combines spices including ginger and cinnamon, to your next latte, yogurt, or fall dessert?
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What is the Deal with Gluten?

What is the deal with gluten and should we eat it? Here at SOMOS, we make complicated medical subjects easy to understand.
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Lowering Your Cholesterol

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.
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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.
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Foods to Fuel Your Immune System

With September around the corner, kids will soon be heading back to school and the rest and relaxation of summer will come to an end. Now is the time to start thinking of ways to boost our immune systems in time for the shift in seasons. The basics tips to prevent getting yourself or others sick include regularly washing your hands and covering your mouth when coughing, sneezing, or yawning. However, there is so much more we can do to strengthen our immune systems - starting with boosting our diets.
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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.
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Preventing Cognitive Decline

Cognitive decline affects thousands of older adults every year but remains misunderstood by many Americans. The condition manifests through a full spectrum of symptoms from confusion and memory loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Despite the fact that one in nine adults above age 45 experience confusion or memory loss and one in 10 adults age 65 and older develop Alzheimer’s, less than 50 percent of adults who begin experiencing symptoms visit their doctor. Although there is no cure for cognitive decline, adults can take everyday precautions to avoid or delay the onset of symptoms.
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