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September, 2013:Summer's almost gone!
Summer’s nearly over, sadly, but there is so much to do this September. First, a special note of caution for us all: School has begun and children are out walking to and from their buildings so be careful if you are driving in a school zone.
This month is both Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Please go to the links below for more information, but here are some basics:
The Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer. The following tests are available and should be used:
A general practitioner or an urologist can perform a full prostate cancer exam. This includes a PSA blood test and digital rectal exam. The PSA test is quite reliable at least for an initial score. Some believe the PSA is not really a good test for prostate cancer prevention but it will provide a baseline on which you and your doctor can decide on future testing.
On September 28th, it’s Family Health and Fitness Day.
Local organizations throughout the country will host family-related health and fitness events at schools, park districts, hospitals, YMCAs/YWCAs, malls, health clubs and other community locations.
Healthy Aging www.healthyaging.net