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Know the Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Source: Freetobreathe.org


Keep you Vision on Track #Diabetes

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Who can Lung Cancer Affecy?

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Source: Freetobreathe.org

People with Diabetes Can Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)



It's International Fraud Awareness Week

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


We are Particpating in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This October, Jenna Green Foundation, 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 many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

 

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

 

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

 

Please check out our blog for Breast Cancer Awareness Articles that will help educate you about Breast Cancer! Please pass along the information, it could save a life!


 

For more information, visit www.jennagreenfoundation.org


10 Breast Cancer Facts to Start your Day!

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


It is October! We are celebrating more than just pumpkins and goblins! We are bringing awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here are 10 facts to get you started with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


1. Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.


2. Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men.


3. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women.


4. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.


5. Women who have had breast cancer in one breast are more likely to get it in the other breast.


6. Women who have certain types of abnormal breast changes, such as atypical hyperplasia, ductal carcinoma in situ, and lobular carcinoma in situ, have a higher risk. These changes are found during a breast biopsy.


7. Women whose breasts have more dense tissue relative to fatty tissue have a higher risk than women of about the same age who have little or no dense breast tissue.


8. Getting your first menstrual period before age 12 increases breast cancer risk. Reaching menopause after age 55 increases breast cancer risk. Never having children or having children after age 30 also increases risk. Women who have a first baby before age 20 have a lower risk.


9. The more alcohol a woman drinks, the greater her risk of breast cancer.


10. Women who breastfeed have a lower risk of breast cancer.

 

 


References:

CDC. (2016, September 27). Breast Cancer Awareness. Retrieved October 04, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/

Breast Cancer. (2010, November 17). Retrieved October 04, 2016, from https://www.womenshealth.gov/breast-cancer/risk-factors-prevention/?_ga=1.59082088.496872678.1475600653

 

 


JetStream- An Online School for Weather

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The National Weather Service and National Oceaniz and Atmospheric Administration together have provided an opportunity for all people to be able to understand the weather much better through online classes which are FREE!

" This site is designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety" - NOAA

Here is the link http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/

Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Food Safety Tips for the Holidays!

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We want you to be safe during the Holidays with some food safety tips to keep you and your family safe!

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides some holiday food safety tips. Here are a few:

 

 

  • Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature
  • Refrigerate food within two hours
  • Holiday leftovers are safe for four days in the refrigerator
  • Bring sauces, soups and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating
  • When storing turkey, be sure to cut the leftovers in small pieces so it will chill quicker
  • Wash your hands frequently when handling food

 

Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2015, from http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/news-and-resources-holiday-safety.aspx

 

 


 

15 Tips to Help Stop Spreading Germs

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.Germs are often spread when a person touches a surface or object that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  3. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  4. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu can help slow the spread of influenza.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  6. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
  7. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. (Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk.)
  8. Discard used tissues in the trash as soon as you can.
  9. Always wash your hands after sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing, or after touching used tissues or handkerchiefs.
  10. Use warm water and soap to wash your hands. If you don’t have soap and water, use alcohol-base hand gel or disposable wipes.
  11. Try to stay home if you have a cough and fever.
  12. See your doctor as soon as you can if you have a cough and fever, and follow their instructions. Take medicine as prescribed and get lots of rest.
  13. If asked, use face masks provided in your doctor’s office or clinic’s waiting room. Follow office or clinic staff instructions to help stop the spread of germs.
  14. Don’t share things like towels, lipstick, toys, or anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs.
  15. Don’t share food, utensils or beverage containers with others.

Sources:

Cover Your Cough. (2015, August 14). Retrieved November 19, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/covercough.htm

Germs: Prevent Their Spread. (2006, October 1). Retrieved November 19, 2015, from http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/EmergencyPreparednessandResponse/Factsheets/GermsPreventTheirSpread

 

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Home, Work & School. (2015, August 19). Retrieved November 19, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/stopgerms.htm  


 

 


 

Congratulations to Laura Shultheiss, our October 2015 Monthly School Supplies Winner

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to our October 2015 Monthly School Supplies Contest Winners, Ms. Laura Shultheiss.

 

Our Virginia winner teaches 5th Grade at Highland Spring Elementary School won a variety of supplies to share with her students. Her main goal is to help her students raise their reading levels, math computation skills, and their social skills.

 

Teachers like Laura Shultheiss, make us smile. She cares deeply about her kids’ future. She cares about what will happen beyond her class and the impact her teaching will have on them in the coming years. We appreciate Teachers who take the time out of their day to search for ways to obtain needed resources for their students. Laura, keep up the good work and know that you are appreciated, by your community. We wish Laura and her students the best this school year.

 

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all who entered our October 2015 Monthly School Supplies Contest.


10 Facts about Psoriasis #WorldPsoriasisDay

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are 10 facts about Psoriasis

  1. Psoriasis affects nearly 3 percent of the world's population (IFPA)
  2. Psoriasis is not contagious. It can't be spread from one person to another. (IFPA)
  3. There are 5 forms of psoriasis: Plaque Psoriasis, Guttate, Pustular, Inverse, and  Erythrodermic (Psor)
  4. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body. However the most common sites of psoriasis are the scalp, elbows and knees (MyPso)
  5. Psoriasis can occur at any age and both men and women are equally affected (MyPso)
  6. Psoriasis usually appears as red elevated plaques with silvery scales at various locations on the body.(MyPso)
  7. Psoriasis can come and go at any time. (MyPso)
  8. Psoriasis may be physically painful. Inflamed lesions can crack open and bleed. Itching may be a constant problem. Or, psoriasis may not be painful or debilitating at all. (IFPA)
  9. There is no cure for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. (IFPA)
  10. There are various treatments to manage the symptoms, but no one treatment is effective for everyone.  (IFPA)

Sources:

International Federation of Psoriasis Associations. 29 October 2015. http://www.ifpa-pso.org/web/page.aspx?refid=47 (IFPA)

MyPsoriasis. 29 October 2015. http://www.mypsoriasis.ie/Home/Learn-about-Psoriasis/Ten-Facts-about-Psoriasis.aspx (MyPso)

Psoriasis.org. 29 October 2015. https://www.psoriasis.org/teens/about-psoriasis (Psor)


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