July Health eNewsletter 
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 
July Health eNewsletter

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital would like you and your family to stay safe this Fourth of July holiday. Enjoy the summer weather and festivities, but when it comes time for fireworks, make sure to exercise caution. Fireworks are the cause of many injuries during this month, so protect your kids and play it safe around fireworks. Don’t forget to take precautions against heat illness and to protect your skin from mosquitoes too! 

Are you prepared for the hurricane season? Visit our Web site for tips on how to prepare your family for the stormy season. 

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.

Award-Winning Maternity Care

Cypress Fairbanks is ranked among the top 10% in the nation for clinical excellence in maternity care and is the recipient of the 2008/2009 HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award™. We are the only hospital in Northwest Houston to be five-star rated in maternity care for five years in a row (2004 – 2008/2009) according to HealthGrades, a leading source for independent health care quality information. Click here to learn more about our award-winning care.

Free Colon Cancer Seminar

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and may be prevented with early detection. There are several risk factors that may affect a person’s likelihood of developing the disease, including family history, aging, diet, lack of exercise, and obesity. Join Cypress Fairbanks for a free seminar on July 10 to learn more about the importance of preventing, screening, and treating colorectal cancer.

Comprehensive Oncology Program

The experienced health care professionals at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital are dedicated to providing comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as education and support for cancer patients and their families. Visit our Web site for information on our services and details on the support groups offered at our campus.

Seminar on Bloodless Medicine

Join Cypress Fairbanks for a free seminar on Saturday, July 19 to learn more about bloodless medicine and surgery. Topics discussed will include available blood alternatives, the risks and benefits of bloodless medicine, and the terminology and issues you need to know to make an informed decision on your health care decisions. Click here to register for the seminar today.

Stop Osteoporosis in its Tracks

Regular exercise and good nutrition can help you live a long, healthy life. But if you are not paying attention to your bones, life could be very uncomfortable. To help understand the risks of osteoporosis and how to take preventive measures before it is too late, join us on July 19 for a free bone density screening for women ages 40 to 65, those who are at greatest risk of developing osteoporosis due to decreased estrogen levels.