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Black History Spotlight: African Americans in Health

In the health field, there have been many pioneers who have helped shape healthcare. For example, Dr. Jane Cooke Wright helped create and head the Cancer Research Foundation in which she researched chemotherapy. She was able to help scientists not look at chemotherapy as a last resort but rather a viable treatment option through her […]

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American Heart Month

Valentine’s Day should not just tug on our emotional heart strings, but should remind us to check our heart health.  February was American Heart Month. But we need our hearts to be healthy and active all year long. Take some time to focus on your cardiovascular health. Heart disease the #1 killer in America followed […]

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National Self-Check Month

If you missed National Self-Check Month in February, it’s not too late. As 2022 begins and we all get into our routines, it is easy to forget about our health and well-being. The World Health Organizations defines health as “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease […]

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National Cancer Prevention Month

February was National Cancer Prevention Month. However, cancer happens every day of the year so we need to take precaution and preventative steps daily to stay healthy.  In the United States, over 1.6 million people are diagnosed with some type of cancer and 600,000 succumb to the disease making it the second leading cause of […]

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Survivorship Retreat Requests

In May 2022, The Bridge Breast Network will be having a Survivor Retreat. Please check out The Bridge Breast Network’s Amazon Wishlist as we prepare for this event to see how you can help!    

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer per year. Like breast cancer, cervical cancer can be detected early through routine screenings. Vaccinations for HPV can also aid in preventing cervical cancer. To learn more about cervical cancer visit the websites below. https://www.preventcancer.org/event/cervical-health-awareness-month-2022/ https://www.nccc-online.org/cervical-health-awareness-month/

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An Important New Year’s Resolution

As you start the new year, consider getting a screening mammogram as a goal for the year. Screening mammograms are used to detect breast changes in asymptomatic women that could potentially be cancerous. The goal of the screening mammogram is to get the cancer while it is small and less invasive. See if you qualify […]

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The Importance of Primary Care Providers

It is important to have primary care provider before you are sick. A primary care physician is necessary for a person with a health as well as for the continue care of varied medical conditions such as hypertension. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 92.8% of children have contact with a primary […]

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Healthy Eating Habits for those with Cancer

Eating healthy can have many benefits for one’s life. When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, maintaining a healthy diet and body weight is important for going through treatment and recovery. Eating healthy can help to decrease side effects both during and after treatment, increase strength, and reduce the risk of future cancers. In the […]

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January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that releases hormones that control one’s metabolism. The thyroid can affect how fast your heart beats, how deep you breathe, whether you gain or lose weight, body temperatures, and cholesterol levels. Some common thyroid problems can include hyperthyroidism, goiters, […]

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Self Care is Not Selfish

Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own mental and physical health. Self-care can include getting enough sleep, taking the time to exercise, going to dinner with friends, and partaking in activities that help you feel relaxed and recharged. Self-care can help reduce stress, improve happiness, increase energy, reduce burnout, […]

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January is National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month. According to the American Red Cross, only 3% of Americans donate blood a year. Approximately 1.9 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer and may need a blood transfusion as part of their treatment. Cancer patients use nearly ¼ of the blood supply. Giving blood can be […]

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