Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Every October, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. It is estimated that in 2020, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States as well as many countries paused
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

SOMOS Community Care works with parents and community-based organizations, so every child has the opportunity to grow up healthy and active. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which is a good moment to remember that childhood obesity is a serious public health problem that about one in five children (19%) in the U.S. faces.   Obesity puts
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Taking Care of Your Kidneys

Your kidneys are fist-sized bean-shaped organs located at the bottom of your rib cage, on both sides of your spine. The kidneys’ job is to filter your blood. They remove waste, control the body’s fluid balance, and help keep the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your body passes through them several
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Eating Disorder Awareness

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Worldwide that number is nearly 70 million. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that affect all kinds of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, size, age, or background. In fact, eating disorders have
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February: National Cancer Prevention Month.

In 2019, approximately 1.8 million people were diagnosed with cancer and roughly 600,000 died from it, according to the National Cancer Institute.  Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes – things like smoking,
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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 thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped
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New Year’s Resolutions: Tips for Getting Healthier in 2020

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 healthy habits. Perhaps you forgot to get your flu vaccine? 
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It’s Cold Outside – Stay Warm and Healthy

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 of it quickly. Here are our tips to
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