Monday, October 24, 2016

American Diabetes Month

 

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk. 


Know your ABCs and keep track with this record:
A - the A1C test
B - Blood pressure
C - Cholesterol
s - Stop Smoking

To help prevent type 2 diabetes:
  • Watch your weight 
  • Eat healthy
  • Get more physical activity
  • For more information

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Senior Wellness


Don't be afraid of Aging.

Prepare your body, home and environment to meet your needs for now and the future.


"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
-Alexander Graham Bell


Some tips for being healthy as you age are:

  • Start as early as possible (don't wait until your health declines to work on it here are some ways to live healthier now) 
  • Keep active everyday (11 exercises you can do today) 
  • Work on keeping your brain sharp by doing puzzles or reading. Have an iphone or computer? Use lumosity for free   
  • Eat nutritious meals (learn how to eat healthier) 
  • Get more tips here 

 

Avoiding potential hazardous situations 

Avoiding dangerous situations is as simple as making sure your home is safe, accessible, and does not pose a risk of falling. Check out this Safe at Home Checklist to identify home safety, fall hazards and accessibility issues.

When you are living at home, don't adjust your lifestyle to fit the home, adjust your home to fit your lifestyle. Here are some home modifications and universal designs for elder-friendly living.

Another easy adjustment to your home are shower grab bars. Shower grab bars make it easy and safe to get in and out of the shower or tub, no matter your age. To help reduce the risk of falls learn how to install shower grab bars at home. 


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween Safety


Have a Great, Safe, and Fun Halloween!

Halloween Safety Resources and Tips

 


The Teal Pumpkin Project

All kids enjoy trick or treating. However, some kids might miss out on the treat portion of the festivities due to their food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin project encourages people participating in Trick or Treat to place a teal pumpkin on their porch to show those kids with allergies that there is a safe treat for them to enjoy! Help all kids have a great Halloween by providing toys or non-food treats.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness


Early Detection of Breast Cancer can Save Lives

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might have already noticed athletes, celebrities and people on the street wearing a lot of pink, lately. Make sure this month to do your part by not only wearing pink, but by helping people understand the importance of detecting cancer early. We would like everyone to know how to do self checks, get regularly women's wellness visits and learn the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. 

Did you know 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives? Women and Men should know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer so they can get treatment as early as possible. Women over 40 should discuss with their doctor about getting mammograms to help detect cancer. You should also talk to your doctor if you have a family history of cancer, as well.

What do you know about Breast Cancer?


 Good info to know

For Patients



 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month