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Tropical Smoothie Strawberries linked to Hep A
Heart Healthy Tips 2015
Myelofibrosis Awareness
Men's Health Awareness June 2014
Cervical Health Awareness


Cervical Health Awareness Month (Jan 2013)
Health Tips
High Blood Cholesterol
Hypertension & Stroke Prevention Notes
Learn more about Heart Disease
Nurse Denise's Notes
Obesity Awareness
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Tropical Smoothie Strawberries linked to Hep A

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Heart Healthy Tips 2015

Greetings Take Care Community!

I have been very busy with a job transition and continuing education that I am grateful for!

I want to jump right back in the swing of our learning and discussion on health and preventive medicine with Take Care Community Outreach, Inc., which I'm am also grateful for!

This year our blog education will be focused on how we can all become HEART HEALTHY! Every small step has a big impact on your long term health and it is never too late to start....

Did you know?

Myelofibrosis Awareness


What is Myelofibrosis?
Myelo= Marrow
Fibrosis= Accumulation of scar tissue

Simply put, it is a blood condition in which the bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue.
What happens?

The bone marrow is a soft fatty tissue inside of your bones.  This tissue is replaced by scar tissue.  Due to the accumulation of scar tissue, blood cells do not grow correctly.  Blood cells are very important to the body. Red blood cells carry oxygen to your tissues and organs, white blood cells fight infection, and platelets help blood clot.

Men's Health Awareness June 2014

JUNE 2014
JUNE 9-15, 2014

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Greetings Take Care Community! I hope this blog finds everyone 
in good health and excited about continuing of journey of health 
education and wellness. I'm excited to share with you!

This month is Men's Health Awareness Month. I want to focus on your preventative screenings and treatments! For the sake of time I'll focus on the health group of 20 and up using the Center for Disease Controls recommendations.

Cervical Health Awareness

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Happy New Year Take Care Community. I trust this months blog finds you well and excited about this years health initiative! 

I will be discussing Cervical Health Awareness for all women, races, and ages. Cervical health ranges from STD's or sexual health to cancers. These are all monitored and screened in the form of Pelvic Exams and Pap Smear Exams by your primary care provider or gynecologist. 

It's dreaded procedure for some and occasionally uncomfortable.

Sexual Health

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Happy Holidays TAKE CARE COMMUNITY! This month I'll be talking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Its a very taboo subject but very important to educate our youth. 

Testing and prevention of STD's can be effective tools in preventing the spread and long term complications. Currently there are over 10 documented STD's throughout the world, the most deadly of them being HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which leads to AIDS. Any sexually active person that participates in high risk behaviors are at risk.

Diabetes Education Month

Hello Take Care Community! Hope this months blog finds you all in good health! Just in time for the holidays, and all the goodies, this months blog is about:


To begin, Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugar levels or blood glucose, are too high. Glucose comes from the foods we eat. In healthy individuals, the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin to get the glucose into cells to be used as energy. There are two types:

  • TYPE 1 DIABETES: The body does not make insulin.

October Breast Cancer Awareness

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This months blog is dedicated to 
Breast Cancer Awareness!

In the United States today, breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer for women. Statistics show that1 in 8 womenwill have breast cancer at some point in her lifespan, however there are currently more than2.9 million survivorsin the US.(http://nchealthywomen.org)
Breast Cancer starts in the tissue of the female or male breast tissue. It commonly starts in the ducts of breast that carry milk from the mammary glands to the nipples, making it more common in women than men.

Sickle Cell Awareness

Fall is upon us Take Care community! I hope this months blog finds you all in good health!

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This month I am writing aboutSickle Cell Awareness. Now obviously if you, or someone close to you suffers from this disease you are most likely well educated. On the other hand, if you have never been personally affected by it, it can be hard to understand. I have a brother in law whose father suffered and ultimately lost his life from complications of sickle cell, therefore its important to me to share what I've learned.

Immunization Awareness

Nurse Denise's Notes
Immunization Awareness
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Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! This month at Take Care Community Outreach, Inc. we are focusing on the topic of Immunizations/ vaccinations. I know, I know...after checking our prostates, not something we want to discuss, but important just the same. 
There are many personal and religious beliefs that lead people to decide to immunize or not to immunize.  This blog will only serve as an educational tool at making that choice, not to change anyones views or beliefs.
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