Mother’s Day Might Have Passed But Don’t Forget National Women’s Health Week

by Denisse Oller Every May, we celebrate Mother’s Day to take a moment to appreciate the mother figure in our lives; to give thanks to the women who bore us, raised us and supported us. So, it is only fitting that Mother’s Day is at the start of National Women’s
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Check Internally this Mental Health Awareness Month

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. Each May, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month to help those living with mental or behavioral health issues, and to reduce the stigma of mental disorders that so many of us, our friends and family experience every day. Mental health is a crucial component to
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Healthy Eating for Kids

by Denisse Oller As parents, we all want our kids to grow up safe, happy, and healthy. Therefore, one of the most important things you can do to help your children is to instill healthy eating habits early in their lives. Children need a balanced diet with food from all
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Spring Cleaning: Stay Clutter-Free for your Health

by Denisse Oller The spring season brings about longer days and warmer weather, but it also hallmarks fresh starts and new beginnings. Every spring we celebrate “spring cleaning,” which inspires us to break open our closets and drawers to declutter and bring new life to neglected areas in our homes.
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Take a Deep Breath, It’s Stress Awareness Month

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. To add on to our theme of highlighting health awareness campaigns for the month of April, this week we want to spotlight another important health issue: stress. Every April, we celebrate National Stress Awareness Month to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures
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It’s Time for STD Awareness

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. Did you know that April is also STD Awareness Month? It’s time to focus on spreading the word about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), their impact, and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating these infections. Today, STD rates continue to surge with over 20
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DASH-ing to Better Health At SOMOS

by Denisse Oller When I started my DASH Diet challenge two years ago, I had no idea of the transformation that I would experience physically and emotionally, nor of the positive ripple effect of my personal experience. It all began with an innocuous remark – or so I thought. I
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Making Healthy Meal Plans for Your Family

by Denisse Oller With National Nutrition Month kicking off, it’s the perfect time to discuss healthy eating habits, including how to create a meal plan for you and your family that will maximize your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most Americans do not eat enough
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Beating the Winter Blues

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. One of the great things about the winter season is the snow, hot chocolate and the fun spent inside with loved ones. However, you have probably also experienced the down side of the colder weather and shorter days. This may cause a bit of seasonal
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Diego Ponieman, M.D., M.P.H.

February Is American Heart Month

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. During American Heart Month we at SOMOS want to encourage everyone to adopt healthy heart behaviors in order to prevent heart disease. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart
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