Posts made in March, 2015

World TB Day | 24 March 2015

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World TB Day  |  24 March 2015

Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, people still get sick and die from this disease in our country. Much more needs to be done to eliminate this disease. This World TB Day, we call for further collaboration to find and treat TB. By working together to raise awareness that TB still exists and sharing the personal stories of those people affected by TB, we can bring attention to this public health problem. This year’s World TB Day theme encourages local and state TB programs to reach out to their communities to raise awareness about TB. We don’t have to fight TB alone; we should partner with others who are also caring for those most at risk for TB such as people with HIV infection or diabetes, and the homeless. Everyone has a role in ensuring that one day TB will be eliminated. CDC and our partners are committed to a world free of...

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International Women’s Day | 8 March 2015

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International Women’s Day  |  8 March 2015

All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. In light of women being the focus during this time, it is important to focus on women’s health aswell. Screening tests Screening tests Ages 18–39 Ages 40–49 Ages 50–64 Ages 65 and older Blood pressure test Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Bone mineral density test (osteoporosis screening) Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are at risk of osteoporosis. Get this test at least once at age 65 or older.Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing. Breast cancer screening (mammogram) Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Starting at age 50, get screened every 2 years. Get screened every 2 years through age 74.Age 75 and older, ask your doctor or nurse if you need to be screened. Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older and have a cervix.If you are 30 or older, you can get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years. Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years if you have a cervix. Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years if you have a cervix. Ask your doctor or nurse if you need to get a Pap test. Chlamydia test Get tested for chlamydia yearly through age 24 if you are sexually active or pregnant.Age 25 and older, get tested for chlamydia if you are at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant. Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant. Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk. Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk. Cholesterol test Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Colorectal cancer screening (using fecal occult blood testing,...

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