Everything You Should Know About Your Thyroid

With up to 20 million Americans experiencing some sort of thyroid condition (and up to 60 percent of whom don’t know it – according to the American Thyroid Association), we are sharing general details to help you learn more about this important part of our physical and medical health. The
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New Year’s Resolutions: Tips for Getting Healthier in 2020

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/diego-a-ponieman”]by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H.[/avatar] 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
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It’s Cold Outside – Stay Warm and Healthy

[avatar user=”doller” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/denisse-oller”]by Denisse Oller[/avatar] 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
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Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/diego-a-ponieman”]by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H.[/avatar] 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
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World Aids Day

[avatar user=”doller” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/denisse-oller”]by Denisse Oller[/avatar] 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
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Mom, Alzheimer’s, and Me

[avatar user=”doller” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/denisse-oller”]by Denisse Oller[/avatar] 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
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Educating on Health Literacy

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/diego-a-ponieman”]by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H.[/avatar] 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
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Diabetes Awareness Month

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/diego-a-ponieman”]by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H.[/avatar] 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
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Living a Joyful Life is a Choice: Denisse Oller Exclusive

[avatar user=”doller” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/denisse-oller”]by Denisse Oller[/avatar] 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
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Preparing for Flu Season

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://www.somoscommunitycare.org/who-we-are/diego-a-ponieman”]by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H.[/avatar] 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
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