August Health eNewsletter 
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 
August Health eNewsletter

Summertime is winding down and preparation has begun for the new school year. Help your kids start the school year off right by having their immunizations updated.

Children with allergies and asthma may face challenges in the classroom - discomfort that makes it hard to concentrate on school work, symptoms that reduce their ability to participate in recess or physical education class, and life-threatening reactions to food or insect stings. Talk to your child’s pediatrician or allergist today to make school more comfortable for your child. For a complimentary referral to a pediatrician near you, please click here.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is committed to providing quality care for you and your family. Learn about some of our latest initiatives below, research health topics on our web site and find an event that interests you. 

Growing with you. For you.

Supporting Stroke Survivors and Their Families

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and according to the American Stroke Association, one occurs approximately every 45 seconds. CFMCH is proud to announce the Stroke Support Group will begin meeting monthly to help provide stroke survivors and their family members with emotional support and education. Click here to learn more about the support group.

Improving Communication With Patients

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital recently implemented a live, two-way videoconference interpretation service to provide interpretation in more than 150 languages, the Language Access Network. The system is expected to improve the accuracy of communication between physicians, hospital staff, patients and their families. For more information, please visit our Web site.

Back to School 101

The school year is right around the corner and its time to get your child prepared. Go online to take the Back to School 101 quiz for information and helpful tips to help your child overcome first day jitters. Learn about healthy choices you can make when packing your child’s lunch, what nutritional foods to pick from the school’s cafeteria menu and how to choose a good backpack for your child.

The Weight is Over

Is excess weight affecting your health and your life? Take control of your weight today. Visit our online Weight Management Wellness Center to learn more about important nutrition and exercise information you should know to get on track to a healthier lifestyle. Find out how you can break bad eating habits, why food portions are important, what everyday exercises you can do to help loss weight and much more.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Week, an annual global event promoting and supporting breastfeeding for new mothers, is August 1 – 7. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), breast milk is the best first food for babies. Visit our Web site to learn how it can help keep your new baby healthy and how it can be beneficial to you too.