Healthy Aging Month promotes a healthier mind, body, and soul. It is NEVER too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle!!
Have at LEAST one social encounter a day. Go outside every day. Eat foods that give you natural energy & avoid unhealthy snacks. STAY HYDRATED! Get enough rest. Use sunscreen.
Another way to healthy aging is to visit your physician for your annual wellness exam! They will test for diabetes, colon cancer, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure.
Gynecologic cancers include cancers of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vulva, and vagina.
The increase in human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, pap smear screenings, & HPV vaccines, have significantly improved the quality of life, diagnosis frequency, and survival rate for gynecologic cancer patients. If you need a referral to a Gynecologist, call our office today at 337.527.6385
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia.
One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is forgetting recently learned information. It can also include forgetting important dates or events, and/or asking the same questions repeatedly, difficulty concentrating and completing daily tasks such as driving to a known location. They may also experience difficulty writing, speaking, & understanding images, as well as a change in their mood.
Alzheimer’s has no cure, but there are some treatments that may change its progression.
If you notice a loved one is showing possible signs of Alzheimer’s, make an appointment with their PCP as soon as possible.
Did you know, some health insurance companies will pay for some or all of your gym membership?!
Thyroid cancer occurs 3x more often in women than in men. Most women are diagnosed in their 40s & 50s while men are usually diagnosed in their 60s or 70s.
Family history, radiation exposure, being obese, and those who’s diets are low in iodine (usually added to salt), have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer.
Most cases of thyroid cancer can be found early and therefore treated more successfully.
Symptoms of thyroid cancer include a lump in the neck, neck swelling, neck pain, hoarseness in the voice that does not go away, trouble swallowing and breathing &/or a constant cough
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men & the second leading cause of death. OVER 240,000 men are diagnosed each year. It often shows no early symptoms; advanced prostate cancer symptoms include of burning or difficulty when urinating, difficulty holding back urination, frequent urge to pee, blood in urine or semen, pain in lower back, pelvis, or hips or difficulty having an erection. Due to effective screening options (PSA Blood Tests) for prostate cancer, survival rates are high. In order to lower your risk, you should eat plenty of fruits/veggies and less red meat, decrease fat intake, tell your doctor about supplements you take that can decrease PSA levels, EXERCISE REGULARLY, avoid smoking tobacco, drink alcohol in moderation, maintain healthy weight, & get screened yearly!
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