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National Health Center Week

Join us in Celebrating America’s Health Centers

Transforming Health Care – August 11-17, 2013

Monday: Women’s Health Day
Women and men have many of the same health problems, but they
can affect women differently. For example, women may have different
symptoms of heart disease. Women sometimes neglect their own
health and focus instead on their partner’s and their children’s.
Get regular checkups and screenings. Early detection is important for treating many health problems. Source: National Institutes of Health

Tuesday: Men’s Health Day
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has
decreased, it’s no secret that men still need to pay more attention to
their bodies. Many of the major health risks that men face can be
prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find
diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It’s important to have
regular checkups and screenings.
Source: National Institutes of Health

Wednesday: Healthy Heart Day
If you’re like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for
others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. You
can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control
factors that put you at greater risk: control your blood pressure, lower
your cholesterol, don’t smoke and get enough exercise.
Source: National Institutes of Health

Thursday: Farmworker Health Day
It is estimated that there are over 3 million migrant and seasonal
farmworkers in the United States. These farmworkers travel throughout
the U.S. serving as the backbone for a multi-billion dollar
agricultural industry. A study found that poverty, frequent mobility, low
literacy and language and cultural barriers impede farmworkers’
access to social services and cost effective health care.
Source: National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.

Friday: Exercise and Healthy Eating Day
To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy
you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A
weight-control strategy might include: choosing low-fat, low-calorie
foods, eating smaller portions, drinking water instead of sugary drinks
and being physically active. Source: National Institutes of Health

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