Join us this month in honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Depression Screening Day on October 11, 2012. Did you know that 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer are estimated for 2012? 125.7 per 100,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. (http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html)
Early detection is critical with any health condition. Experts recommend monthly breast self exams to check for any abnormalities, including lumps or change in breast tissue or skin. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. proposes that in addition to regular screenings, you can also lower your risk with a healthy weight, physical activity, well balanced diet including fruits and vegetables, limited alcohol consumption, and no smoking www.NationalBreastCancer.org
If you or a loved one have experienced health issues of any kind, it is not surprising to hear that 10-15% of all depressions are related to other medical conditions or medications. What is more shocking is that Major Depressive illness is estimated to be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children by 2020! www.mentalhealthscreening.org It is also well known that the number one way to conquer symptoms of depression is EXERCISE! Get up and MOVE, even if it’s finding a moment to stretch in the office, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking the dog around the block rather than just letting him out in the back yard. Thank you for joining us and we invite you to explore our site for other tips to live healthier each day.
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