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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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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Losing Weight in a Healthy Way

by Denisse Oller For those of us who have attempted to lose weight, we all know it takes more than just a desire. Losing weight trying the latest fad diet to see rapid results. Losing weight means making a commitment and having a well-thought-out plan that you can follow. Let’s
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Struggling With Your Resolutions? You’re Not Alone

by Denisse Oller If you are struggling with your New Year’s resolutions and find yourself slipping back into your old routines, you are not alone. A new year is the perfect time to set goals for your year and then strategize on how to achieve them. Many people fail, however,
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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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