October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
 
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer.

The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.


September is Healthy Aging Month
 
Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, staying involved in the community, using preventive services, mamaging health conditions, can contribute to a productive and meaningful life.

This month, we will focus on "Protecting the Eyesight for Older Adults".


September is Prostate Health Month
 
Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the prostate, it is called prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The prostate is a walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen.

Every year, more than 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 25,000 men die from it.

Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screening.


August is National Immunization Awareness Month
 
People of all ages can protect their health with timely vaccination.

According to the CDC, unless we can "stop the leak" (eliminate the disease), it is important to keep immunizing. Even if there are only a few cases of disease today, if we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will be infected and will spread disease to others. Soon we will undo the progress we have made over the years.

Visit the CDC Resource Center to learn more »
July: World Hepatitis Day is on July 28th
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer worldwide. Approximately 1 in 12 persons, or around 500 million people, have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them do not know they are infected.

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th

Are you at risk?

Find out if you should be tested or vaccinated for viral hepatitis by taking the CDC's 5-minute online:
Hepatitis Risk Assessment »

Visit the CDC Resource Center to learn more »
June is Men's Health Awareness Month
 
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Men can make their health a priority.
• Awareness • Prevention • Education • Family

There are many easy things you can do every day to improve your health and stay healthy.
• Get Good Sleep
• Toss out the Tobacco
• Move More
• Eat Healthy

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
 
Your risk of getting skin cancer is real.

• Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
• Current estimates are that one in five Americans will be    diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime
• Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most    common cancer for 25 to 29 year olds

Monday, May 6 is Melanoma Monday »

You can prevent and detect skin cancer:
Prevent. Seek shade, cover up, and wear sunscreen.
Detect. Look for new or changing spots on your skin.
Live. See a dermatologist if you spot anything changing,    itching, or bleeding.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month
 

Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your life and health by cutting down. There are many strategies you can try to cut back or quit drinking.

To get started:
• Keep track of your drinking and set a drinking limit.
• Try to avoid places where heavy drinking occurs.
• Ask for help from a doctor, family, or friends.
• If you keep alcohol in your home, keep only a limited supply.

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
 
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone who is 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.

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February is American Heart Month
 
Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
 
Approximately 6 million new cases of sexually transmitted HPV occur in the U.S. each year, with at least 20 million people estimated to be currently infected. Most people with HPV, though, do not know that they are infected.

Cervical cancer is preventable. Early detection of abnormal cell changes is important.

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