While good health is a perennial topic, we highlight one important aspect of your healthcare each month. Be sure to talk with your doctor on your next visit if you have questions or concerns about these topics.
August: Immunizations — Unfortunately, some diseases don’t just affect you, they affect those around you. That’s why it’s so important to get vaccinated to help protect you and the people you care about. The most common illnesses that are preventable with vaccines are:
- Whooping Cough
September: Cholesterol — According to the American Heart Association, high cholesterol affects more than 65 million Americans, putting them at a
higher risk for heart disease and stroke. There are usually no symptoms, so it’s important to have your cholesterol levels checked by your doctor.
October: Breast Cancer — About one woman in eight will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is predominantly a women’s disease, but men go
undetected. When you commit to staying proactive with regular screenings, you have a much greater chance of detecting breast cancer early. Waiting
for symptoms may increase chances of the cancer advancing and becoming more difficult to treat.
November: Diabetes — According to the American Diabetes Association, about 25% of Americans are affected by diabetes. And one out of three people with diabetes doesn’t even know they have it. To learn more, talk with your doctor about diabetes and how to reduce your risks.