Category: Diet & Nutrition

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

By Alan Baumgarten, MD, MPH

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Colorectal Cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and the risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases are in people aged 50 and older. So here is the good news, if everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. More…

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

By Megan Loomis, MD

September is here!  Kids are back in school, days are getting shorter and (thankfully) the air is getting a little cooler! September is also National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in three children in the US are overweight or obese, a number that has tripled in recent decades. A few practical ideas to help your children develop healthy bodies and minds…

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Have a chronic condition? Our workshop can help improve your quality of life.

Living Healthy is an evidenced-based health promotion program developed by Stanford University (also known as Chronic Disease Self Management Program). This six-week workshop offers education, experience and support in the practice of self-management. The Family Health Centers’ Hominy Valley location will be offering this workshop in collaboration with Land of Sky Regional Council, Area Agency on Aging on Tuesdays, February 24th – March 30th, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

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