February marks Heart Month, the perfect time to learn more about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now towards a healthier lifestyle which helps your heart. To help realize just how important our heart is, here are some interesting heart health facts
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 289,758 women in 2013—that’s about 1 in every 4 female deaths. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decade, only 54% of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer.
World Cancer Day
may remind you of people you know who have been diagnosed with cancer. Some may even be members of your family, or you may have had cancer yourself. This may lead you to think that there’s no way to avoid getting cancer as you get older.
Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer. The Pap test looks for cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated, and the human papillomavirus (HPV) test looks for the virus that can cause these cell changes. HPV vaccines can protect women against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers.
The thyroid gland is a soft, small bow-shaped gland, located in the front of the neck just below the voice box (Adam’s apple), takes iodine from the diet and makes thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone affects a person’s physical energy, temperature, weight and mood.
While most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to injuries and deaths in car crashes, many people do
not know that drinking too much alcohol or drugs can affect your health, work and relations and also can increase the
chances of cancer
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when there is an imbalance between the normal defence mechanisms where stomach acid persistently and regularly flows up into the esophagus.
World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness programme on diabetes mellitus spreading across global audience of over a billion people.
For Michele Harrison, it was a simple nightmare to get diagnosed by breast cancer soon after she returned from her honeymoon leisure in November 2005. She was diagnosed by stage IIb breast cancer, soon after which she underwent bilateral mastectomies in the year 2005 and 2006 followed by the reconstruction in 2007.
October brings in the new ways to raise the much-needed awareness about breast cancer. With 1 in every 8 women in the US being diagnosed with Breast cancer, it hails to be of high importance to educate and inspire women towards this awareness drive.
Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses. The "flu" is a common catch-all term used for a variety of illnesses, but it correctly applies only to the upper respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. The flu shot is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. The seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health
campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of
the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and
cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Heart tends to remain the biggest prey when the lifestyle is compromised. This some or the other way leads to the development of a number of chronic diseases that may even cause death amongst both- men and women.
Women’s Health & Fitness Day is a national-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular healthy living for women of all ages. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, and in future years, is always held on the last Wednesday in September.
This September 18th at GHP clinic we invite you to join us in observing the annual
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD). As per research, in the year
2014 more than 425,000 people aged 50 and above were diagnosed with HIV living
in the USA alone.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and great time to educate about the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages .To help keep our community safe, Good Health Physicians Clinic is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
It’s that time again! This is an exciting time of year for students and families. As students go back to school, it is important that parents and students recognize key health and safety information that will help ensure a great start to the school year.
For World Hepatitis Day, learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and what CDC is doing to help eliminate hepatitis.