Prioritizing Health in 2019

by Denisse Oller With 2019 in its infancy, now is the time to take a moment to reflect on the past year – the ups, the downs, the wins, the losses, the good times and the bad, the learning experiences, and what we wish to improve in 2019. January is
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Why AIDS Awareness Matters

Every year in December, the global community unites to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1st and AIDS Awareness Month. During this time, people around the world join together to raise awareness of the ongoing fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), support people living with HIV, and remember those we
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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.
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November is National Diabetes Month

Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. Regardless of the type, diabetes isn’t a curable disease yet. However, it is a very treatable disease and easily preventable.
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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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