New Year’s Resolutions: Tips for Getting Healthier in 2020

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. The start of a new year brings a lot of excitement for the future and reflections on the past. January is a great time to check in on your mental and physical health and consider how you can start the new year off with some
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It’s Cold Outside – Stay Warm and Healthy

by Denisse Oller Depending on where you live, winter can be an incredibly challenging time. It may be fun for the first month or two, but once the holidays pass and the reality of nearly three months of cold, snow, and gray skies set in, you’ll probably find yourself tiring
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Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. Sometimes in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to take a second to think about our health. Everyday actions from flushing a toilet to tapping your phone screen put you in contact with millions of germs. Hand washing may seem simple, but it is
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World Aids Day

by Denisse Oller Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in 1981, more than 35 million people around the world have died. Every year on December 1, countries across the globe recognize World AIDS Day as an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease, show support for millions of HIV positive people,
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Mom, Alzheimer’s, and Me

by Denisse Oller When Dad called me on that fateful January 10th, 2001, I breathed a sigh of relief. It´s not that the news did not move me. It did. But, my mother had been ‘dead’ for years, you see––only now it was official. Mom lived the last ten years
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Educating on Health Literacy

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably more health-conscious than the typical person. That being said, it’s still important to have a good understanding of what it means to be health literate. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health literacy is
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Diabetes Awareness Month

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and more than 84 million adults across the country have prediabetes. People with the disease are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke,
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Living a Joyful Life is a Choice: Denisse Oller Exclusive

by Denisse Oller Only a month ago I had the thrill of a lifetime. Here I was lurching on my Vespa through the streets of Rome, swaying from side to side as I made my way through crowded avenues and narrow cobblestone covered alleys.   The cars around me swerved, switching
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Preparing for Flu Season

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. As the weather cools down and autumn begins, it’s time to start thinking about flu season. In the United States, flu season typically peaks between December and February, though taking preventive measures during the preceding months can make a big difference in ensuring that you
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Denisse Oller Breast Cancer Awareness Month In the United States, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. That’s why every October, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, and female breast cancer represents
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