March Health eNewsletter 
 
Saturday, 01 March 2008 
 
 
 
March Health eNewsletter

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer. Nearly 150,000 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with it this year, and more than 50,000 will die of the disease. This month during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital would like to encourage you to learn the facts about colon cancer.

Statistics show that the risks for colorectal cancer can be reduced through early detection, and the key to that is timely screenings. The American Cancer Society recommends adults be screened starting at age 50. If you have a family or personal history that puts you at higher risk for colorectal cancer, you may need earlier or more frequent screenings. Ask your doctor when and how often you should have one done. Click here for a complimentary referral to a physician near you. 

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.


 
 
Our New Home for Mammography

Cy-Fair Hospital is pleased to announce the relocation of Cypress Fairbanks Women’s Imaging Center this month to the Cy-Fair Professional Building II. The comprehensive imaging center caters to women’s needs including mammography, bone densitometry, and stereotactic and ultrasound biopsies. Visit our Web site for details on the services and amenities.



 
 
Enjoy a Better Night’s Sleep

Join Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital for a free Basics of Sleep webinar to learn about the importance of sleep from the privacy of your home. Topics covered will include the sleep cycle, consequences of sleep deprivation, and the symptoms and treatment of sleep disorders. Getting a good night’s sleep is one way to help you stay healthy. Click here for more information and to register.



 
 
Rest Easy at the New Sleep Medicine Center

The Sleep Medicine Center at Cy-Fair Hospital will be relocating this month to the Cy-Fair Professional Building II. Cypress Fairbanks Sleep Medicine Center features four bedrooms with comfortable accommodations to help you rest easy, and offers services for a broad range of sleep-wake disorders. For more information, please visit us online.



 
 
PET/CT Now Available

PET/CT imaging services are now available at Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center. In addition to providing better imaging data, this combination of PET and CT in one non-invasive scan notably increases patient comfort and convenience by reducing the scanning time. This unique imaging modality allows for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of cancer patients. For more information on PET/CT, please visit our Web site.



 
 
Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Statistics show that the risks for colorectal cancer can be reduced through early detection, and the key to that is timely screenings. The American Cancer Society recommends adults be screened starting at age 50. Call 1-800-681-2733 for your free kit. Supplies are limited. Limit two kits per household.