Breast Cancer Awareness

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month As we end the month of October nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, lets not end the fight against breast cancer and creating awareness. This month is used to remind us to get our scheduled mammograms and perform our self-breast exams. I can't tell you how many times I have women tell me that they don't get their mammograms because it hurts, well there has been many advancements in technology,  and medical research and advancement is c onstantly evolving. I was touched by seeing so many stories posted about breast cancer survivors this month, its amazing to read about your courage and strength. Many facilities are now using 3D mammography, which is a Three-dimensional (3-D) mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is a type of digital mammography in which x-ray machines are used to take pictures of thin "slices" of the breast from different angles and computer softwar

Men's Health

Men's Health  Welcome to June! I would like to start off the month of June by discussing a topic that continues to go under the radar in healthcare; Men's Health. June is national Men's Health Month and I want to take this time to discuss some of the health issues that currently impacts men. According to a report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2015, the leading cause of death in men are: 1) Heart disease 2) Cancer 3) unintentional injury When we think about heart disease, we can connect this to untreated high blood pressure, risk of smoking, elevated cholesterol, being overweight or obese, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy eating. How can you as a male impact heart disease: getting annual physical exams including screening for high blood pressure, making time for physical activity at least three days per week, if you are a smoker discuss options for quitting with your primary care provider, learn healthy eating behaviors,