Friends of Take Care Community!
everyone for the support! I have sincerely enjoyed my journey thus far! July isLUPUS Awareness Monthand I must
admit, this one was tough for me! Lupus
is a heredity disorder and often runs in families for generations. Let’s focus on the signs and symptoms of
Lupus and what to do if you suspect you or a loved one may have Lupus.
What is Lupus?
Simplified: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder in which your
immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues instead of harmful cells.
WELCOME Summer TAKE CARE COMMUNITY!
This months blog will be especially dedicated to all the wonderful Fathers out there....
PROSTATE HEALTH AWARENESS
We invite you to take a look at this article that is related to our "Health Issue of the Month". It discusses a study related to African American Men and Prostate Cancer. The researchers point out factors that may contribute to increased death rates among members of this racial group. It is our goal to help reduce these factors in the community!
Click on the link below to read the article:
HYPERTENSION AND STROKE PREVENTION MONTH NOTES
REMEMBER THESE 8 EASY TIPS THAT MAY PREVENT HYPERTENSION AND STROKE!
Let's take this last week to look at things recommended by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help prevent hypertension and stroke:
1. Eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables.
Limit salt added to food. Prepared foods and restaurant meals can be high in salt!
2. Maintain a healthy weight (Know your BMI)
3. EXERCISE (Dance, Walk, Swim, Ride your bike)
Greetings TAKE CARE COMMUNITY!
It's MAY! I can remember a not so happy May and June for me a short time ago as my family and I were going through one of the most difficult times in our lives:
My dear grandmother was secretly fighting this battle in her world, and died shortly after.
First I want to say...DON'T LET THIS BE YOUR SECRET, THERE IS HELP!
My blog is personal and very informal as I want relay the facts, not scold or condescend.
Obesity Awareness & Education Month
Obesity is Epidemic in the US
- 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 6 children suffer from obesity.
- Obesity puts you at risk for other health issues such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Please listen to the podcast below presented by the CDC to learn more about obesity. You will also learn how organizations like Take Care Community Outreach, Inc.are helping to decrease this epidemic.
We hope you have had time to calculate your BMI and to learn more about obesity and risk factors associated with obesity!
We hope you have had a chance to view or listen to the information we have provided about high blood cholesterol!
We want everyone to know thathigh blood cholesterol can impact children as well. We invite you to view this wonderful site where Anne Kolker, a Registered Dietitian gives us heart healthy tips for the whole family!!
Here are the basics:
1.Increase Fiber Intake
2.Decrease Saturated Fat Intake
3. Increase Intake of Healthy Fats
4. MOVE YOUR BODY!
To learn more about each tip and visit this wonderful website, click on the fruit below!
Educational Information about High Blood Cholesterol
Take a look at the notes we've made for you about High Blood
Cholesterol. This information was
provided by the National Institute of Health (NIH)-Heart, Lung & Blood
Institutes National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).
"aims to raise awareness and understanding about high blood cholesterol as
a risk factor for CHD and the benefits of lowering cholesterol levels as a
means of preventing CHD".
Marchis here and this is ourhigh blood cholesterol awareness and education month. We learned a little about cholesterol last month when we focused on heart disease. This month we will have a more in-depth study of high blood cholesterol. We hope you took a listen to the podcast on thehome page! Stay tuned for educational information on the site, the blog and in the community!
Take a moment to read this article to learn how a positive outlook on life can help you have healthy cholesterol levels.
Learn More About Heart Disease
By now we hope you have had the opportunity to listen to the presentation about heart disease we created just for you! If you have not had the chance, pleaseclick hereto check it out.
We wanted to share this podcast from the CDC where Judy Hannan from CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention discusses Tips for lowering the risk for heart disease and stroke:
- Medical Screenings
Although we touched on these tips in our presentation, please take a listen to this interview to learn more!