Health Spotlight

Friday, July 11, 2014
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This October, Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
June is National Men’s Health Month
Men’s Health Month is set aside annually to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.   
Monday, February 3, 2014
February is Heart Health Month
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 21% fewer women are dying from heart disease since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago. Though this is good news, raising awareness about the risks of heart disease, remains vital.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
January is Folic Acid & Birth Defects Prevention Month
Did you know that folic acid is a vitamin that helps prevent birth defects? For expecting moms, the best way to get enough folic acid is to take prenatal vitamins everyday with a healthy meal. For women who are planning for pregnancy in the future, taking multi-vitamins daily and eating...
Monday, December 2, 2013
December is Holiday Safety & Mental Wellness Month
Thursday, October 31, 2013
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes, working together with their support network and their health care...
Monday, September 30, 2013
October is Breast Health Month
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It is the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women. Cancer is also the most common cause of death among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
Friday, August 30, 2013
September is Minority & Multicultural Health Month
The Office of Minority Health reports that racial and ethnic disparities continue to be a health issue today. In the U.S., minority groups rate high compared to non-minority groups when it comes to the lack of access to care and poor health outcomes.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
August is Immunization Month
Why Immunize? Because “Immunization Works!” The benefit of getting children immunized prevents a child from getting a serious illness. Childhood diseases like DTaP, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, and others, can be prevented with timely immunizations. When immunized, a child’s immune...
Monday, July 1, 2013
July is Lead Poisoning Prevention Month
You can’t see it or smell it, but lead can be poisonous to humans, especially children when it is consumed. The CDC reports that approximately 250,000 U.S. children ages 1 through 5 years have blood lead levels greater than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (a deciliter is about a ½ cup...