Health Awareness & Tips

COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of […]

February is Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. When people talk about heart disease, they are usually talking […]

CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS

What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina. The normal “ectocervix” (the portion of the uterus extending into the vagina) is a healthy pink color and is covered with flat, thin cells called squamous cells. The “endocervix” or cervical canal is […]

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

What is Glaucoma?  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. The most common form is primary open-angle glaucoma, which is one of the main causes of blindness in the United States. How does glaucoma cause vision loss? With glaucoma, the fluid within […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Your local Health Center pharmacies remind you to celebrate safely this holiday season.  All too often families deal with the tragic consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Impaired driving includes distracted driving, drugged driving, and drunk driving. In an average year, 30 million Americans drive drunk, and 10 million Americans drive impaired by illicit […]

Diabetes Awareness

What is Diabetes? Diabetes can target anyone of any age. In the last decade the number of diabetes cases have increased to more than 50 percent. When you consume food, it turns into sugar or glucose and your pancreas (stomach) is supposed to release insulin. The insulin acts as a key to open your cells […]

Eye Injury Prevention

Eye injuries of all types occur at a rate of more than 2,000 per day. In particular, an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces alone. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that almost 70% of the eye injuries studied occur from falling or flying objects, or sparks striking the eye. The best […]

Skin Cancer Awareness

What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information There are 3 […]

Parkinson Awareness

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder which mean the symptoms continue and worsen over time. The vital nerve cells in the brain called neurons malfunction and die. Parkinson’s primarily effect neurons in the brain called substantia nigra and effect the primary motor functions such as tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. As […]