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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Por qué es importante la toma de conciencia sobre el SIDA

[avatar user=”dponieman” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=””]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.

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?

Ejercítese a cualquier edad

Hacer ejercicio con regularidad es clave para mantenerse sano a cualquier edad, pero se convierte en un factor más importante cuando los adultos entramos en cierta edad en que empezamos a dejar de lado ciertas cosas. Los beneficios de ejercitarnos diariamente son enormes, y entre ellos se cuentan control de la presión arterial, prevenir problemas de salud como diabetes y osteoporosis, así como mejorar las funciones del cerebro. Hacer ejercicio también está relacionado con un decrecimiento en el índice de mortalidad y de enfermedades relacionadas con el envejecimiento. Sin embargo, pese a todos estos beneficios, y muchos más, apenas un 40 por ciento de adultos mayores de 75 años se ejercitan con regularidad. Y es que no importa la edad, hacer ejercicio es sinónimo de ayudar a mantener una vida sana. Aquí les dejo algunos consejos útiles que le ayudarán a ejercitarse como parte de su rutina diaria.

Exercise at Any Age

Exercising regularly is key to remaining healthy at any age, but its especially important for older adults who tend to neglect it. The benefits of exercise are vast, including controlling blood pressure, preventing on-set health problems like diabetes and osteoporosis, and improving brain function. Despite the benefits, only about 40 percent of adults over the age of 75 get a regular amount of exercise. Regardless of the age, everyone needs exercise in order to maintain a healthy life. Here are some tips to help make exercise a regular part of your everyday life.

The Power of Walking

You don’t need a complicated workout. Walking is a fantastic way to increase your physical activity with no need for any equipment, fancy training or coaching. Plus, with the sun out, you can get fit, enjoy the outdoors, and soak in some Vitamin D all at the same time. Adults should ideally be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic physical activity every week and walking is an excellent way to accomplish that weekly goal.

Sneaky Vegetables

[avatar user=”doller” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=””]By Denisse Oller[/avatar]Sometimes even as adults we don’t want to eat the healthiest options. For instance, I know kale is a beneficial addition to any meal since it’s low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat, but I just cannot bring myself to eat it often. However, it’s important
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