Preventive Health News and Articles
Read about the latest news and developments related to preventive health screenings.
Important Dates and Reminders
- January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Although cervical cancer is most often a preventable disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports each year more than 12,000 American women are diagnosed and nearly 4,000 will die from an advanced form of the disease. Learn more about why regular cancer screenings is a crucial part of every woman's health.
- February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Learn more about the small steps you can take to get healthier and happier, and reduce your cancer risk.
- March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. With regular screenings, colorectal cancer can be prevented. There are a variety of different screening tests available to fit your schedule and needs, so don't wait until it's too late.
- June is Men's Health Month. The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems, and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
- September is National Cholesterol Education Month. The higher your cholesterol level is, the greater the risk. Be sure to get your blood cholesterol checked regularly and take steps to lower it if needed.
- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Routine mammography screening is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain your health, prevent disease and live a healthy life.
- November is American Diabetes Month. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Month aims to educate everyone about what diabetes is and how to prevent it.