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Regular Physical Activity, Health Screenings Can Improve Your Well-being

  • Posted Apr 30, 2019
  • hchadmin

According to the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, people of all ages can improve the quality of their lives and reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and type 2 diabetes with regular physical activity.

That’s why, during May (Employee Health and Fitness Month), Holy Cross Hospital would like to encourage you to care for yourself and your loved ones by reminding you of the importance of maintaining a consistent fitness routine and getting regular health screenings.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that adults participate in two types of physical activity – aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activity – each week to improve health. For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) to 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Preferably, aerobic activity should be spread throughout the week.

Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond the equivalent of 300 minutes (5 hours) of moderate-intensity physical activity a week. Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities of moderate or greater intensity and that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these activities provide additional health benefits.

The CDC recommends spreading your activity out during the week and even breaking it up into smaller periods of time each day. That way, 150 minutes of activity may not seem so overwhelming. It all counts as long as you're keeping a moderate or quick pace for at least a 10-minute session each time.
If you have any concerns about starting a fitness program, remember to check with your doctor.

Another way various disorders such as diabetes, depression and hypertension, can be identified early is by knowing and properly managing your biometric numbers including your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. 

The best way to find out if your numbers are within a healthy range for your gender, height and age is to have annual health screenings. And, remember, if you're enrolled in a Trinity Health medical plan, preventive care is generally covered at 100 percent!

Having a primary care physician (PCP) who can coordinate your care is vital to your good health. A PCP typically specializes in family medicine, internal medicine or general practice. If you don’t have a PCP, finding one is easy! Just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

As your trusted health partner for life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to providing resources that promote well-being though body, mind and spirit and is dedicated to helping you Live Your Whole Life.


Feeling Overwhelmed? Strategies for Managing a Busy Life

  • Posted Jan 15, 2019
  • hchadmin

Increasing numbers of women are finding it more and more difficult to achieve a healthier life balance. Juggling a family and a career, while still finding time for social activities and personal time, often means all but the most important things get pushed aside. Women, or the women in your life, may feel that managing it all is a daunting task.

Hectic schedules can lead to minor inconveniences such as missed meals, or more serious issues such as stress and fatigue. All of these things can have a negative impact on women’s health. Additionally, health screenings such as mammograms and pap smears often become less of a priority when your to-do list becomes unmanageable.

Research shows more women feel they are too busy with work or family commitments to see their doctor, even when they are not feeling well. It's important to take care of yourself first, if you are to be the best person possible for the people in your life.

To avoid feeling stressed, broken and not in control of your life, take charge and make some changes. Here are few tips that can go a long way in helping you regain that treasured sense of balance:

·        Strive to live a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition, engaging in regular exercise and getting enough sleep. This will give you the extra energy you need to tackle life's daily challenges.

·        Renew yourself by scheduling downtime. Your mind and body need an opportunity to re-energize. The practice of mindfulness – staying in the moment and not worrying about the past or future – is helpful for many.

·        Avoid blurring the boundaries between work and home. In our always-connected world, this can be difficult. However, women who achieve this separation tend to do better in both areas.

·        Make a plan for the upcoming day or week. This will give you a sense of structure and direction. If necessary, write down, or use a planning tool, to enter your tasks and goals.

·        Be realistic about the things you can and can't do. There are only so many hours in a day and many women overschedule.

·        Learn to say "no" to those demands that don't align with your goals.

Even though you may have a lot going on in your life, it's still important to remember that having a primary care physician (PCP) who can coordinate your care is vital to your good health. If you don’t have a PCP, finding one is easy! Just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

As your Your Trusted Health Partner for Life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to helping you Live Your Whole Life by nurturing well-being through body, mind and spirit.


Enjoy a Healthier 2019 with Lifestyle Improvements and Self-Care

  • Posted Jan 08, 2019
  • hchadmin

A healthier body, mind and spirit are goals many of us strive to reach. However, the pressures of daily life make can it difficult for many women to achieve these aims. Trying to do it all – maintain a successful career, sustain stable relationships, raise children, care for aging parents – can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional health. 

Therefore, it's important that women, or the women in your life, take the time and make the effort to focus on themselves without feelings of guilt. Holy Cross Hospital would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to take the necessary steps to jumpstart positive lifestyle changes by taking better care of all aspects of your well-being.

Lifestyle modification can consist of a variety of strategies such as healthier eating, exercise and physical activity, getting adequate sleep, reducing stress and spiritual fulfillment. However, it's important to remember that no two women are the same and you should tailor whatever strategies you use to your own life and goals. 

Ensuring that you get enough physical activity will go a long way toward improving your overall quality of life. Although the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the possibility of adverse outcomes, you should still start gradually and perform the types of physical activity that are appropriate for your current fitness level. However, because we are designed to use our bodies and inactivity can be a contributing factor to many health issues, you should strive to meet the following recommendations:

•Do at least 150 minutes (two hours and 30 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (one hour and 15 minutes) per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

•Perform muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on two or more days a week.

•Do activities that you enjoy, be it weightlifting, walking, yoga, swimming and biking because almost any exercise is helpful.

Women's busy schedules can sometimes make it difficult to eat correctly. Proper nutrition is a key component of any strategy to live healthier. Keep these guidelines in mind when planning your meals:

•Eat three meals a day. Meals should consist primarily of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.

•Control portion sizes. Take time to enjoy smaller amounts of food.

•Limit foods high in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and added sugar.

•If you drink alcohol, drink it in moderation – up to one drink a day for women.

•Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.

Poll results of all adults have shown women are more likely than men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep and to experience more daytime sleepiness at least a few nights/days a week. Additionally, new research shows that when women lose sleep they're at higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and depression. Here are a few tips to help you get a better night's rest:

•Establish a regular sleep/wake cycle. Avoid taking naps, which can make falling asleep more difficult.

•Make your bedroom an inviting place. However avoid use of the bed for watching TV, eating or working.

•Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine as these things can make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Also avoid stimulating activities close to bedtime and instead engage in calming, relaxing activities.

Making changes to improve the physical aspects of your well-being are great. But what can women do to enhance their mental and spiritual health? Physical, mental and spiritual health are deeply intertwined and have a profound effect on one another. Even though it may seem hard to find ways to de-stress with all the things you have to do, it's important to find those ways. The following suggestions can help:

•Stress relievers like deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises and keeping a journal, can be helpful in controlling the impact stress has on your body.

•Don’t try to do too much at one time – make sure to have time for proper nutrition, sleep, work and play.

•Maintaining a close circle of family and friends can provide you with emotional support when you need it. 

•Make time for meditation and/or prayer. Spend time in nature.

•Strive to practice compassion, love, forgiveness, altruism, joy, and fulfillment.

•Work to increase the positive moments in your work and your life, while reducing the negative.

Last but not least, your lifestyle improvement program should always include getting annual physicals and tests from your primary care physician (PCP). Finding a PCP is easy! Just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

As your Trusted Health Partner for Life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to helping you Live Your Whole Life by nurturing well-being through body, mind and spirit.

 

Helpful Tips for Avoiding the Flu

  • Posted Sep 12, 2018
  • Christine Walker

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year between 5 and 20 percent of U.S. citizens contract the flu and the virus causes more than 200,000 hospitalizations and as many as 49,000 deaths?

Flu season is fast approaching and, thankfully, flu prevention begins with a variety of things we can easily do to protect ourselves, our patients and our loved ones from becoming ill.

According to the CDC and Mental Health America, the following are things you can do to protect yourself and others from the flu:

•             Get a flu vaccine – the CDC cites the yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Ask for your flu vaccination at your Holy Cross Medical Group doctor's office.

•             Take everyday precautions to stop the spread of germs – wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

•             Take antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can treat your illness. They make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

•             Another great way to reduce your risk of developing illness is by maintaining a positive mental and spiritual attitude. According to Mental Health America, there is a connection between spirituality and health. Spirituality can reduce the stress that often drives illness.

When you’re being treated for or trying to prevent a disease or condition like the flu, it may not always be easy to decide where to go for care.

For anything that is considered a life-threatening situation (like chest pain or sudden and severe pain) it’s best to go to the emergency room. For less severe matters that still require immediate attention, if you can’t get in to see your primary care physician (PCP), going to an urgent care facility can save you time and money.

Even if you require emergency or urgent care for your health situation, it’s always best to have a relationship with a PCP who knows your history and understands what is happening with your health over time. If you don’t have a PCP, just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

As your trusted health partner for life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to providing resources that promote well-being though body, mind and spirit and is dedicated to helping you Live Your Whole Life. [Disclaimer: Trinity Health is a Catholic health care facility that is firmly committed to maintaining fidelity to its Catholic identity by closely conforming to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs).

CDC.gov, Mental Health America and the links they provide are independent sites and have no obligation to provide information that is always congruent with the ERDs. Trinity Health cannot guarantee their content and ask for your discretion when using information from this site.]


Men's Health: Lifestyle Improvements and Self-Care Help Prevent Disease

  • Posted Jun 05, 2018
  • hchadmin



June is Men’s Health Month and Holy Cross Hospital encourages you to care for yourself, and your loved ones, by reminding you, or the men in your life, of the importance of taking the necessary steps to jumpstart positive lifestyle changes that will improve all aspects of well-being – body, mind and spirit.

Trying to "do it all" and "have it all" and the hyper competitive means some use to achieve those goals can leave many of us burned out physically, mentally and spiritually. So consider self-care and well-being habits as investments in yourself – investments with a high rate of return in the form of a happier, healthier more productive you.

Lifestyle modification can consist of a variety of strategies such as healthier eating, exercise and physical activity, getting adequate sleep, reducing stress and spiritual fulfillment. However, it's important to remember that no two men are the same and you should tailor whatever strategies you use to your own life and goals.

Ensuring that you get enough physical activity will go a long way toward improving your overall quality of life. Although the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the possibility of adverse outcomes, you should still start gradually and perform the types of physical activity that are appropriate for your current fitness level. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends the following activities for adults:

•    Do at least 150 minutes (two hours and 30 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (one hour and 15 minutes) per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.
•    Perform muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on two or more days a week.
•    Do activities that you enjoy, be it weightlifting, walking, yoga, swimming or biking...because almost any exercise is helpful. 

Men's busy schedules can sometimes make it difficult to eat correctly. However, proper nutrition is a key component of any strategy to live healthier. Keep these guidelines in mind when planning your meals:

•    Eat three meals a day. Meals should consist primarily of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
•    Control portion sizes. Take time to enjoy smaller amounts of food.
•    Limit foods high in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and added sugar.
•    If you drink alcohol, drink it in moderation.
•    Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.

While it's important to know the physical aspects of disease prevention, knowing how to maintain a healthier spirit is important as well. Keep these things in mind:

•    Remain optimistic. Research shows that happiness and a positive attitude are associated with lower rates of disease. Focus on your thoughts — stop negative ones and replace them with positive ones.
•    Control stress. Stress relievers like deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises, and keeping a journal, can be helpful in controlling the impact stress has on your body.
•    Do everything in moderation. Don’t try to do too much at one time – make sure to have time for proper nutrition, sleep, work and play.
•    Create a network. Maintaining a close circle of family and friends can provide you with support when you need it.

Lastly, getting annual screening tests from your primary care physician (PCP) is vital to sustaining your health and helping prevent or control health conditions. Having a PCP who can coordinate your care is vital to your good health. If you don’t have a PCP, just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

As your trusted health partner for life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to providing resources that promote well-being though body, mind and spirit and is dedicated to helping you Live Your Whole Life.

 

Photo: Jenny Hill


Physical Activity Offers Great Benefits to Those Living with a Health Condition

  • Posted May 01, 2018
  • hchadmin

Did you know that according to the American Heart Association (AHA), active people who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or other chronic health conditions are more likely to live healthier for a longer period of time than inactive people with the same conditions?

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says that physical activity can help lower your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It also reduces your risk for stroke, relieves stress and anxiety and strengthens your heart, muscles and bones.

These benefits are important for everyone, but especially for those with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and depression.

Because of the symptoms they experience, those who live with illness may find it challenging to get regular physical activity. The ADA and AHA offer the following tips:
•    Look for opportunities to be more active during the day. Walk the mall before shopping, take the stairs instead of the escalator or take 10–15 minute breaks for walking or some other activity while watching TV or sitting.
•    Don't get discouraged if you stop for a while. Get started again gradually and work up to your old pace.
•    Don't participate in physical activities right after meals or when it's very hot or humid.
•    It is recommended that diabetics check blood glucose before and after activity (if it’s too low, eat a piece of fruit, a few crackers or drink a glass of milk) and carry a snack to eat if you’ll be active for a few hours or more. If you have one, wear your medical alert I.D.
•    You can do this even if you've been sedentary for a long time, are overweight, have a high risk of coronary heart disease or some other chronic health condition. See your doctor for a medical evaluation before beginning a physical activity program.

In addition to getting regular physical activity, developing and maintaining a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) who can coordinate your care is vital to your good health.

A PCP typically specializes in family medicine, internal medicine or general practice. If you don’t have a PCP, finding one is easy! Just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

When you’re being treated for a health condition, it may not always be easy to decide where to go for care. For anything that is considered a life-threatening situation (like chest pain or sudden and severe pain) it’s best to go to the emergency room. For less severe matters that still require immediate attention, if you can’t get in to see your PCP, going to an urgent care facility can save you time and money.

Even if you require emergency or urgent care for your health situation, it’s always best to have a relationship with a PCP who knows your history and understands what is happening with your health over time.

As your trusted health partner for life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to providing resources that promote well-being through body, mind and spirit and is dedicated to helping you Live Your Whole Life.


Keys to Well-being: Eating Healthier, Getting Regular Screenings, Knowing Your Numbers

  • Posted Mar 13, 2018
  • hchadmin

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Mom was right when she told us to eat all of our veggies and listen to what our doctors tell us to do to maintain our good health. But, according to recent studies from  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it seems that many of us are not taking mom’s advice to heart.

According to the CDC, at least 88 percent of Americans failed to meet daily intake recommendations for total vegetables (this includes dark green and orange veggies) and three-quarters of Americans don't eat the two to four recommended daily servings of fruit.

That’s why, during National Nutrition Month, Holy Cross Hospital encourages you to care for yourself and your loved ones by eating healthier and getting regular health screenings.

The federal government has published recommended dietary guidelines designed to promote general health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and obesity.

You can start following the guidelines by:
• Following a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan
• Focusing on variety, nutrient density and amount
• Limiting calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reducing sodium intake
• Shifting to healthier food and beverage choices
• Supporting healthier eating patterns for all

Making these changes can help you keep your biometric numbers (like blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, etc.) in a healthy range.

The best way to find out if your numbers are within a healthy range for your gender, height and age is to have your annual screenings with your primary care physician (PCP). Annual health screenings are 100 percent covered by your health insurance as preventive care.

Having a PCP who can coordinate your care is vital to your good health. If you don’t have a PCP, just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

As your trusted health partner for life, Holy Cross Hospital is committed to providing resources that promote your well-being though body, mind and spirit and is dedicated to helping you Live Your Whole Life.


Enjoy a Healthier You through Lifestyle Improvements and Self-Care

  • Posted Jan 09, 2018
  • hchadmin

A healthier body, mind and spirit are goals many of us strive to reach. However, the pressures of daily life make can it difficult for many women to achieve these aims. Trying to do it all – maintain a successful career, sustain stable relationships, raise children, care for aging parents – can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional health. 

Therefore, it's important that women, or the women in your life, take the time and make the effort to focus on themselves without feelings of guilt. Holy Cross Hospital would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to take the necessary steps to jumpstart positive lifestyle changes by taking better care of all aspects of your well-being.


Join us on Thursday, January 18 at 530 pm at the Dorothy Manugurian Comprehensive Women's Center as Anele Manfredini, MD, Women's Health Specialist, discusses: A Women's Guide to a Healthy 2018. Call 954-351-7804 to register or click here


Lifestyle modification can consist of a variety of strategies such as healthier eating, exercise and physical activity, getting adequate sleep, reducing stress and spiritual fulfillment. However, it's important to remember that no two women are the same and you should tailor whatever strategies you use to your own life and goals. 

Ensuring that you get enough physical activity will go a long way toward improving your overall quality of life. Although the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the possibility of adverse outcomes, you should still start gradually and perform the types of physical activity that are appropriate for your current fitness level. However, because we are designed to use our bodies and inactivity can be a contributing factor to many health issues, you should strive to meet the following recommendations:

•Do at least 150 minutes (two hours and 30 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (one hour and 15 minutes) per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

•Perform muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on two or more days a week.

•Do activities that you enjoy, be it weightlifting, walking, yoga, swimming and biking because almost any exercise is helpful.

Women's busy schedules can sometimes make it difficult to eat correctly. Proper nutrition is a key component of any strategy to live healthier. Keep these guidelines in mind when planning your meals:

•Eat three meals a day. Meals should consist primarily of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.

•Control portion sizes. Take time to enjoy smaller amounts of food.

•Limit foods high in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and added sugar.

•If you drink alcohol, drink it in moderation – up to one drink a day for women.

•Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.

Poll results of all adults have shown women are more likely than men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep and to experience more daytime sleepiness at least a few nights/days a week. Additionally, new research shows that when women lose sleep they're at higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and depression. Here are a few tips to help you get a better night's rest:

•Establish a regular sleep/wake cycle. Avoid taking naps, which can make falling asleep more difficult.

•Make your bedroom an inviting place. However avoid use of the bed for watching TV, eating or working.

•Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine as these things can make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Also avoid stimulating activities close to bedtime and instead engage in calming, relaxing activities.

Making changes to improve the physical aspects of your well-being are great. But what can women do to enhance their mental and spiritual health? Physical, mental and spiritual health are deeply intertwined and have a profound effect on one another. Even though it may seem hard to find ways to de-stress with all the things you have to do, it's important to find those ways. The following suggestions can help:

•Stress relievers like deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises and keeping a journal, can be helpful in controlling the impact stress has on your body.

•Don’t try to do too much at one time – make sure to have time for proper nutrition, sleep, work and play.

•Maintaining a close circle of family and friends can provide you with emotional support when you need it. 

•Make time for meditation and/or prayer. Spend time in nature.

•Strive to practice compassion, love, forgiveness, altruism, joy, and fulfillment.

•Work to increase the positive moments in your work and your life, while reducing the negative.

Last but not least, your lifestyle improvement program should always include getting annual physicals and tests from your primary care physician (PCP). Finding a PCP is easy! Just visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.


Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash 


Tips for Handling the Holiday Blues

  • Posted Nov 28, 2017
  • hchadmin

Making time for social events, cooking, shopping and entertaining, all while doing our best to care for ourselves and our families – the holidays are a busy time for many. Even “decking the halls” can be stressful!

While the holiday season can be a light-hearted time full of joy and good cheer, the hustle and bustle, and the stress that comes along with it, can lead to a dark period of anxiety, loneliness and regret for some.

 

As we go through this season, Holy Cross Hospital would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to care for yourself, and your loved ones, by reminding you of the importance of preventive care, including embracing a healthy spirit.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers the following tips on how to help make the season brighter: 

• Stick to normal routines as much as possible.

• Get enough sleep.

• Take time for yourself, but don't isolate yourself. Spend time with supportive, caring people.

• Eat and drink in moderation. Don't drink alcohol if you are feeling down.

• Get exercise, even if it's only taking a short walk.

• Make a to-do list. Keep things simple.

• Set reasonable expectations and goals for holiday activities such as shopping, cooking, entertaining, attending parties or sending holiday cards.

• Set a budget for holiday activities. Don’t overextend yourself financially in buying presents.

• Listen to music or find other ways to relax. 

You can also make an appointment with your primary care physician (PCP), who can help coordinate your care and refer you to a specialist, if needed. If you don’t have a PCP, visit your insurance carrier’s website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.


Immunizations Are Preventive Care for All Ages

  • Posted Aug 01, 2017
  • hchadmin

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S., vaccination programs have eliminated or significantly reduced many vaccine-preventable diseases. However, some of these diseases still exist and may once again become common — and deadly — if we don’t get the vaccinations we need and when we need them.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Holy Cross Hospital would like to encourage you to care for yourself and your loved ones by reminding you of the importance of immunizations.

Immunizations aren’t just for youngsters. The CDC says we all need them to help protect us and our patients and coworkers from serious diseases and illness. In fact, according to the CDC, everyone over the age of six months needs a seasonal flu shot every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu.

Other vaccinations work best when they are given at certain ages. Here are some general guidelines from the CDC: 

Young children: 

•Children under age six get a series of shots to protect against measles, polio, chicken pox and hepatitis. 

Pre-teens:

•All 11- and 12-year-olds need shots to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and meningitis. 

•Doctors recommend girls also get the HPV vaccine to protect against the most common cause of cervical cancer. 

Adults

•All adults need a tetanus shot every 10 years. 

•People age 65 need a one-time pneumonia shot. 

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which shots you and your family need. 

Besides preventing you and others from getting sick, there’s another great benefit associated with getting immunized. For a complete list of immunizations and a schedule for receiving them, visit the CDC Immunization Schedules website.

To ensure vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety and efficacy, the CDC has measures in place to test and continuously monitor them. To learn more, visit the CDC Vaccine Safety website

Locally, back-to-school immunization events will be held on:

Saturday, August 5 

•First Baptist Fort Lauderdale Global Event Center, 301 East Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

•Blanche Ely High School, 1201 NW 6th Ave. in Pompano Beach, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Friday, August 11

•New Season Worship Center, 7280 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Lauderhill, from 4–6 p.m.

Saturday, August 12

•Vince Torres Memorial Park, 4331 NW 36th St. in Lauderdale Lakes, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

•Apollo Park, 900 NE 18th Ave. in Pompano Beach, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Holy Cross Hospital Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, 1000 NE 56th St. in Fort Lauderdale, from 9 a.m.–12 noon

Saturday, August 19

•Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The 2017 back-to-school immunizations events are offered in collaboration with: the Holy Cross Hospital's Community Outreach department; Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus; Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church; First Baptist Fort Lauderdale Global Event Center; Blanche Ely High School; Sun-Ed High School; New Season Worship Center; Children’s Services Council; City of Lauderdale Lakes; the Broward Sheriff’s Office; and Mount Bethel Church.

 

[Disclaimer: Trinity Health is a Catholic health care facility that is firmly committed to maintaining fidelity to its Catholic identity by closely conforming to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs). 

CDC.gov and the links it provides are independent sites and have no obligation to provide information that is always congruent with the ERDs. Trinity Health cannot guarantee their content and ask for your discretion when using information from this site.]


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