March is also National Nutrition Month!
Whether you’re starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before a workout, the foods you choose can make a real difference.
This is the time to return to the basics of healthful eating. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food.”
Planning meals and snacks in advance will add nutrients, save you money and help reduce food waste.
Create a meal prep plan that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
Buy only the amount of food that your family can eat or freeze within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week.
Be mindful of portion sizes – just eat and drink the amount that’s right for you.
To find a personalized plan that works best for you and your family, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist.
Learn how to go further with food and find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in your area by visiting eatright.org and following .
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March is also National Nutrition Month!
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1 in 21 men and 1 in 23 women in the United States will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime.
It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and the third for men. However, due to advances in screening techniques and improvements in treatments, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been falling.
Colorectal cancer may be benign, or non-cancerous, or malignant. A malignant cancer can spread to other parts of the body and damage them.
Here are 6 ways to help protect your colon health.
Get screened for colon cancer. Screenings are tests that look for cancer before signs and symptoms develop. Colon screenings can often find growths called polyps that can be removed before they turn into cancer. These tests also can find colon cancer earlier, when treatments are more likely to be successful. The American Cancer Society recommends testing starting at age 50 for most people; talk to your doctor about when you should start and which tests might be right for you.
Eat lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Diets that include lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains have been linked with a decreased risk of colon cancer. Eat less red meat (beef, pork, or lamb) and processed meats (hot dogs and some luncheon meats), which have been linked with an increased risk of colon cancer.
Get regular exercise. If you are not physically active, you have a greater chance of developing colon cancer. Increasing your activity may help reduce your risk. Learn more about how to meet diet and exercise goals at cancer.org/foodandfitness.
Watch your weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of getting and dying from colon cancer. Eating healthier and increasing your physical activity can help you control your weight.
Don’t smoke. Long-term smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop and die from colon cancer. If you smoke and you want to quit, or know someone else who does, see the American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking, or call 1-800-227-2345. Getting help increases your chances of quitting successfully.
Limit alcohol. Colon cancer has been linked to heavy drinking. The American Cancer Society recommends no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women. A single drink amounts to 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1½ ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits (hard liquor).
Changing some of these lifestyle habits can also lower the risk for many other types of cancer, as well as other serious diseases like heart disease and diabetes. The links between diet, weight, and exercise and colon cancer risk are some of the strongest for any type of cancer.
January is also National Blood Donor Month!
The American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2018.
National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter – one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. During the winter months, inclement weather often results in cancelled blood drives, and seasonal illnesses like the flu may cause some donors to become temporarily unable to donate.
Blood donation appointments can be made by downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or to receive more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Five health benefits from donating blood:
Free blood tests – donated blood is tested and donor can asked to be informed if any irregularities are found.
Satisfaction of saving human lives
Calorie burn – Blood donation process burns 650 calories – about the same as an average spin class!
Reduced risk of heart disease – helps eliminate excess buildup of iron in the blood
Reduced risk of cancer – also due to reduction of excess iron buildup in the blood
For additional information please visit the links below.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!!
For 2018 The American Cancer Society estimates that:
About 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
About 4,170 women will die from cervical cancer.
Cervical pre-cancers are diagnosed far more often than invasive cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. The cervical cancer death rate dropped significantly with the increased use of the Pap test. (This screening procedure can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − when it's small and easier to cure.) But it has not changed much over the last 15 years.
Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife and is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44. It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age. More than 15% of cases of cervical cancer are found in women over 65 . However, these cancers rarely occur in women who have been getting regular tests to screen for cervical cancer before they were 65. See Can cervical cancer be prevented? and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection for more information about tests used to screen for cervical cancer.
In the United States, Hispanic women are most likely to get cervical cancer, followed by African-Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and whites. American Indians and Alaskan natives have the lowest risk of cervical cancer in this country.
The link below will guide you to more information regarding Cervical Health.
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We have just celebrated the 1st year Anniversary of the opening of the Sterling Family Medicine Clinic!!!!!!! We thank you for your continued support and prayers and look forward to future endeavors.
If you have not already made an appointment or have not found a Primary Care Physician, then we invite you to join the Sterling Family Medicine Clinic. The Clinic accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, & United Healthcare. Please call 504-265-0382 for an appointment.
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Website Launch Reception was a success! We rolled out the red carpet! Thanks to my staff, family, frat & most importantly my patients who made this event memorable.
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There has been a tremendous amount of support for this clinic project from family, friends, frat, college alum and the community at large. Please keep the movement strong and invite your friends to the Sterling Family Medicine Clinic page. https://www.facebook.com/SterlingFamilyMedicineClinic/
Be on the look out for the Documentary Trailer/ That's right we have a movie trailer! It will air tomorrow 8/13/16 at 12NOON. SO STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!!!!!
And do forget THE GRAND OPENING SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH,2016 AT 11AM-3PM (Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Health Screenings, fun for kids & the entire family). 1831 Rousseau St, NOLA 70130
Thank you for your support. The Official Website will be launched on August 18th, 2016.
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