February 1 – 28
Is American Heart Month
Did you know that Coronary Heart Disease is America’s #1 Killer!?!?
That’s why it is so important to reduce your risk factors, know warning signs, and know how to respond quickly to warning signs.
Heart Attack Signs:
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in areas of the upper body
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
How to Respond:
- Fast Action saves lives.
- Call 9-1-1 or your local EMS number
DO NOT DELAY
GET HELP RIGHT AWAY
About High Blood Pressure:
The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked:
|Normal||Less than 20||Less than 80|
|High blood pressure|
|Stage 2||150 or higher||100 or higher|
March 1 – 31 is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Cancer of the colon or rectum is also called colorectal cancer. In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.
Symptoms can include blood in stool, change in bowel habits, and general stomach discomfort.
Regular colon cancer screenings should begin at age 50 and include:
- Annual fecal occult blood testing
- Sigmoideoscopy / Colonoscopy
- Contrast barium enemas
For Heart and Bowel Health:
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- If you smoke, talk to your doctor about ways to quit.
- Stay physically active and maintain a healthy body weight.