COLD, FLU, AND COVID-19

Every year, as we transition into the fall and winter months, it is important to be mindful of our health and take certain precautions to prevent a cold or the flu. However, this year it is especially important to distinguish between the symptoms of these two common illnesses and COVID-19.   The three enemies –
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AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH

  AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH   According to the CDC, adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions like diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease, heart conditions among others are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.   Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into energy.
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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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