Por qué es importante la toma de conciencia sobre el SIDA

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”https://somoscc.wpengine.com/who-we-are/diego-a-ponieman”]by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H.[/avatar] Cada año, durante el mes de diciembre, la comunidad global se une para celebrar el Día Mundial del SIDA, el 1ro de diciembre, y el Mes de toma de conciencia sobre el SIDA. Es una oportunidad única en la que personas de todas partes del mundo
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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.

Cómo prepararnos para la temporada de gripe

De acuerdo con el CDC (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades), la gripe es una enfermedad respiratoria altamente contagiosa que es causada por el virus de la influenza, e infecta la nariz, la garganta y, en ocasiones, los pulmones. Esta infección puede ser leve o grave, e incluso, puede causar la muerte. La mayoría de los expertos creen que el virus de la gripe se contagia principalmente por medio de diminutas gotitas que las personas infectadas esparcen al toser, estornudar o hablar.

Foods to Fuel Your Immune System

With September around the corner, kids will soon be heading back to school and the rest and relaxation of summer will come to an end. Now is the time to start thinking of ways to boost our immune systems in time for the shift in seasons. The basics tips to prevent getting yourself or others sick include regularly washing your hands and covering your mouth when coughing, sneezing, or yawning. However, there is so much more we can do to strengthen our immune systems – starting with boosting our diets.

Immunizations are Important

Summer is almost over which means kids are heading back to school. One of the most important ways to prepare your children for the new school year is to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines. You or your child can be immunized at many places including your SOMOS primary doctor’s office or at pharmacies or community clinics.

Physical Exercise = Better Mental Health

We all know exercise is good for your physical health, but did you know that consistent exercise is proven to have significant benefits for your mental health too? Regular exercise can help serious mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, among others. But how does that happen? What kind of exercises should we be doing to achieve these benefits? How much exercise does it take to get these results?

Mental Health in Minority Communities

Mental health issues affect people regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation with nearly one in five American adults experiencing a mental illness at some point in their life, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It’s key to remember that mental health is just as important as physical health and should be treated with an equally high priority. There is no shame in being proactive and seeking help.