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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Feb 1 - 28, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America and in Louisiana. Louisiana ranks 46th in death due to heart disease and stroke, according to the 2016 Louisiana Department of Health Report Card. In Jefferson Parish, it ranks second, only to cancer. One person dies every 37 seconds from heart disease.

The CDC also notes that 2 in 10 deaths occur in people under 65 years old. The top three risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking. In addition, conditions such as diabetes, obesity, an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity all contribute to the probability of heart disease or heart attacks. However, there are steps you can take to lower your risk and prevent heart disease.

Call for a check-up today, 504.309.3263 or 504.509.4800.
Colon and Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colon and Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Mar 1 - 31, 2021

March is Colon and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

“Colon Cancer is Preventable”
Although colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, according to the CDC, it is also preventable, if detected early. However, 1 in 3 adults who should be screened (ages 50 – 75) are not doing so. While there are several tests available for colon cancer screening, you can start with a simple take-home test called the fecal immunochemical test (FIT).

Call PHC at 504.309.3262 (Marrero) or 504.509.4800 (Gretna) for your FIT take-home screening test today.(Marrero) or 504.509.4800 (Gretna).
Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a Twist

Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a Twist

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 10th is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
 Instead of its formal TEA Time (Teach, Empower and Advocate) event that was held last year PHC is hosting an informal HIV/AIDS awareness and sexual health education parking lot forum through its Community Outreach unit.  
Participants will be provided critical information on sexual health, take-home test kits, swag bags and light snacks to go. The information will focus on awareness, prevention, protection, and medical care for women and girls about HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Since the awareness day falls on a weekday the event will be held on the prior weekend. We'll keep you posted on further details. Look for more information on our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
American Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Alert Day

Mar 22 - 23, 2021

March 22nd is American Diabetes Alert Day

According to the CDC, 84 million people 18 or older have pre-diabetes and 90-95% of diagnosed cases are Type 2 Diabetes.  Louisiana ranks 45th in the percentage of adults with diabetes and 50th in the number of obese adults (La. Dept. of Health 2016 Report Card). Obesity is a significant contributor to Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes can be a debilitating it’s preventable!

With a healthy diet, exercise, and a healthy weight you can prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. Take the risk test now. If you already have a diagnosis of Type 2 you can still ward off complications by joining a lifestyle change program or visiting your PHC primary care doctor to help management of your diabetes. Call for a free glucose screening today at 504.309.3262 (Marrero) or 504.509.4800 (Gretna).

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