GEMCH Blog

GEMCH Blog

This Month Is All About The Fellas In celebration of National Men’s Health Month this June, we’re calling all our brothers to give your health the attention it deserves. Seriously, when did you guys last see your doctor? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men are 80% less likely than women to consult a doctor on a regular basis. This means that unless ...
What Are Ancient Grains? We all know that whole grains are much healthier (and tastier!) than refined grains such as white rice and flour. Whole grains provide many health benefits including reducing your risk of developing chronic diseases. But if you’re getting tired of the usual brown rice and oats, you may want to try some ancient grains instead. As the name implies, ancient grains have ...
BREASTFEEDING COALITIONS & DR. RICHARD PAN HOLD CALIFORNIA MOTHER-BABY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE AWARDS EMPLOYERS PLAY A ROLE IN SUPPORTING BREASTFEEDING EMPLOYEES SACRAMENTO, CA, May 25, 2017… This week at the State Capitol, Senator Pan hosted the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awards in collaboration with the California Breastfeeding Coalition and the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition to ...
Make Breastfeeding Easier with These Five Must-Haves If you’re a mom-to-be and has decided to breastfeed your child, we salute you. While there’s no denying the endless benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child, breastfeeding is not as easy as it looks. Every day many moms face issues such as difficulty for babies to latch, sore nipples, and more. However, not all ...
Flossing 101
May 1
Does Flossing Really Work? To floss or not to floss? That is the question. Despite the reports that suggest that there is no medical benefit to flossing, many health experts including the American Dental Association are still contending the need to clean in between your teeth. Just because there is no strong evidence to support the benefits to flossing, it doesn’t mean that this oral habit ...
What is the 5 a Day Campaign? Fruits and vegetables—they’re colorful, they taste great, and they have loads of health benefits! Since we were kids, we were already encouraged to finish our fruits and vegetables because of how healthy they are for our body. But how much fruits and vegetables do we really need? According to the World Health Organization, it is recommended that we consume ...
Know How to Administer First Aid on a Choking Person According to the National Safety Council, choking has been recently reported as the fourth leading cause of unintentional deaths among adults and children. While food is the most common culprit for adults, especially for seniors, any small objects can be responsible for choking incidents in children. When you see an individual clutching their ...
Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless toxic gas that is produced anytime fuel or carbon-based materials are burned. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, over 400 individuals die from accidental CO poisoning while over 20,000 are taken to the room and 4,000 are hospitalized. Since the majority of the ...
If you are a new mom-to-be, one of the most important decisions you have to make is to how to feed your child. While breastfeeding remains to be a personal choice, there is no denying its many benefits, especially for your child’s health. In fact, several medical authorities and organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend breastfeeding your child since ...
An annual physical or annual physical exam is basically a yearly visit to your doctor to make sure that your overall health is okay and you don’t have any medical problems that you are unaware of. While most healthy adults are not necessarily required to have an annual physical, those who have a complex medical history or even those who just want to feel assured of their health can benefit ...
There is nothing more satisfying than a sweet, scrumptious dessert. After all, it is even considered as the most important part of any meal. Too much sugar intake, however, can lead to cavities, obesity, diabetes, as well as liver damage and cancer. The good thing is, dessert doesn’t always have to be brimming with sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are three of our favorite low-sugar ...
Start Your Year by Learning More About Your Cervical Health If you are thinking about your health as a part of your New Years’ resolutions, you may want to include your cervical health on the list. January has been declared as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and it is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from the human papillomavirus or HPV, which can develop ...
Get Rid of Indoor Pollutants the Natural Way Since most individuals spend 90 percent of the time indoors, the quality of air inside our homes and workplaces can have significant effects on our health and productivity. Regardless of whether or not your place is squeaky clean, furnishings, cleaning products, and other synthetic materials emit a variety of toxins including formaldehyde that can cause ...
Reducing salt from your diet can significantly improve your health especially for those suffering from high blood pressure, kidney diseases, and heart problems. In the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that healthy adults limit their sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams or about a teaspoon of salt a day. You may be thinking that the recommended amount seems unrealistic ...
While still challenging, children diagnosed with diabetes have an advantage over those who develop the disease later in life. Diabetes requires a change in lifestyle, which can be hard for older people who are set in their ways. Your child has a chance to develop healthy habits and a better diet in their formative years, which makes it easier to manage the disease as an adult. Below we go over ...
How to Refrain from Overeating The holidays are just around the corner—and so are the buffet tables. After all, the season calls for us to eat, drink, and be merry, right? If only the holidays could magically remove all the calories from food, then we wouldn’t have to worry about overeating and gaining weight. But since that Christmas miracle hasn’t happened yet, portion control ...
Our ears are very delicate and frequent exposure to loud noises can be harmful to them. The average decibel level that is considered safe for our ears is 85. Anything above that can cause hearing damage. During a concert or live shows, our ears are exposed to an average of 100 to 140 decibel. The longer you are exposed to that level of decibel increases your risk of hearing loss. So if you love ...
After the sweltering heat of summer, the cooler temperature of autumn is welcomed like a long lost friend. Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy the outdoors. Despite California’s drought-induced foliage, the fall still brings beautiful fall colors—especially to our parks. This fall, we encourage you to take your workout outdoors, go on a nature trip with your kids, or have a picnic ...
5 Healthy Afternoon Snacks It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or have a full time job, once 3 p.m. hits, energy levels inevitably drop. Many people reach for a bag of chips or the left over donuts in the break room to satisfy their cravings. However, that’s when the guilt sets in. Avoid this vicious cycle by opting for these healthier snacks instead - because Greater El Monte ...
What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that narrows and inflames the airways. The symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the individual. It can be managed and treated; however, symptoms may still flare up from time to time. When a person’s airways become inflamed, they narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, making breathing extremely difficult. Asthma has no complete cure. ...