October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention and the value of early screening and detection. Breast cancer is a common fear among women, and knowledge is the best weapon against fear. Continue reading
Flu season is here, and it is important to take care of your health. The flu vaccine is one of the best ways to help protect you against flu viruses. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work and school due to flu.
High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol is asymptomatic; therefore, blood cholesterol screening is the only way to know one’s risk.
June is Men’s Health Month and although we do not minimize awareness of key illnesses such as disease and diabetes, this is an excellent time to encourage awareness of one of the most important areas concerning men’s health: Prostate Cancer. Continue reading
At the beginning of the month, we chatted about why men do not go to the doctor and briefly covered what to expect at a routine preventive care visit. The screenings your doctor may perform at your visit — based on your age, health and risks — can help men stay healthy. Continue reading