Greetings Take Care Community!
I have been very busy with a job transition and continuing education that I am grateful for!
I want to jump right back in the swing of our learning and discussion on health and preventive medicine with Take Care Community Outreach, Inc., which I'm am also grateful for!
This year our blog education will be focused on how we can all become HEART HEALTHY! Every small step has a big impact on your long term health and it is never too late to start....
Did you know?
Accumulation of scar tissue
it is a blood condition in which the bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue.
marrow is a soft fatty tissue inside of your bones. This tissue is replaced by scar tissue. Due to the accumulation of scar tissue, blood
cells do not grow correctly. Blood cells
are very important to the body. Red blood cells carry oxygen to your tissues
and organs, white blood cells fight infection, and platelets help blood
MEN'S HEALTH AWARENESS
MEN'S HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
JUNE 9-15, 2014
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Greetings Take Care Community! I hope this blog ﬁnds everyone
in good health and excited about continuing of journey of health
education and wellness. I'm excited to share with you!
This month is Men's Health Awareness Month. I want to focus on your preventative screenings and treatments! For the sake of time I'll focus on the health group of 20 and up using the Center for Disease Controls recommendations.
CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS
Year Take Care Community. I trust this months blog finds you well and excited
about this years health initiative!
I will be discussing Cervical Health
Awareness for all women, races, and ages. Cervical health ranges from STD's or
sexual health to cancers. These are all monitored and screened in the form of
Pelvic Exams and Pap Smear Exams by your primary care provider or gynecologist.
It's dreaded procedure for some and occasionally uncomfortable.
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Happy Holidays TAKE CARE COMMUNITY! This month I'll be talking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Its a very taboo subject but very important to educate our youth.
Testing and prevention of STD's can be effective tools in preventing the spread and long term complications. Currently there are over 10 documented STD's throughout the world, the most deadly of them being HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which leads to AIDS. Any sexually active person that participates in high risk behaviors are at risk.
Hello Take Care
Community! Hope this months blog finds you all in good health! Just in time for
the holidays, and all the goodies, this months blog is about:
To begin, Diabetes
is a disease in which your blood sugar levels or blood glucose, are too high.
Glucose comes from the foods we eat. In healthy individuals, the pancreas
produces a hormone called insulin to get the glucose into cells to be used as
energy. There are two types:
- TYPE 1 DIABETES: The body does not make insulin.
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This months blog is dedicated to
Breast Cancer Awareness!
In the United States today, breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer for women. Statistics show that1 in 8 womenwill have breast cancer at some point in her lifespan, however there are currently more than2.9 million survivorsin the US.(http://nchealthywomen.org)
Breast Cancer starts in the tissue of the female or male breast tissue. It commonly starts in the ducts of breast that carry milk from the mammary glands to the nipples, making it more common in women than men.
Fall is upon us
Take Care community! I hope this months blog finds you all in good health!
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This month I am
writing aboutSickle Cell Awareness. Now obviously if you, or someone close to
you suffers from this disease you are most likely well educated. On the other
hand, if you have never been personally affected by it, it can be hard to
understand. I have a brother in law whose father suffered and ultimately lost
his life from complications of sickle cell, therefore its important to me to
share what I've learned.
Nurse Denise's Notes
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! This month at Take Care Community Outreach, Inc. we are focusing on the topic of Immunizations/ vaccinations. I know, I know...after checking our prostates, not something we want to discuss, but important just the same.
There are many personal and religious beliefs that lead people to decide to immunize or not to immunize. This blog will only serve as an educational tool at making that choice, not to change anyones views or beliefs.