Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men (after skin cancer). It is estimated there will be approximately 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2015. This equates to approximately one in seven men being diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It sits below the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum. The role of the gland is to make some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells. In young adulthood, the prostate is normally about the size of a walnut. The size of the prostate can change with aging, and hormone level changes. Risk factors for pros

Stroke Awareness

​ Stroke Awareness According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the #5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke annually. A stroke occurs approximately every 40 seconds. In addition, it is estimated that someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. With such staggering numbers and potentially poor outcomes, it is imperative that signs/symptoms of a stroke be taken seriously. Emergency medical treatment offers the best outcomes for recovery and rehabilitation. Everyone has some element of” risk factors “for stroke. Some risk factors cannot be changed, such as a person’s age, race, sex, o

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( www.Healthfinder.gov), one in every three children in the United States is considered either overweight or obese. Obesity in childhood puts a child at great risk for health problems in later life, as well as an immediate risk for poor health during their youth. Without early intervention, children are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Left untreated ( worse yet, undiagnosed, these health issues can have a catastrophic impact on future health). Simple steps and strategies initiated now can positively affect future h

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