October Health eNewsletter 
Monday, 01 October 2007 
October Health eNewsletter

An estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women are forecast this year. Approximately 40,460 women will die from the disease. The American Cancer Society recommends that women 40 and over without symptoms have a mammogram every year and annually thereafter as long as they are in good health.  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital asks that women “Picture Yourself Healthy.” Take the one "picture" that could save your life - a mammogram. To learn more about breast cancer and about the mammography services at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, please visit us online

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.

Diabetes – Could You be at Risk?

Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition that requires management to reduce the risk of complications and other medical conditions. Join Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, November 3 for a free preventive screening to see if you are at risk. Research has shown that many of the complications associated with diabetes could be prevented with early detection. Click here to register today.

Free Seminar Focused on Transfusion-Free Care

Join us for a free seminar on Saturday, October 20 to discuss the facts you need to know about blood conservation. The seminar will include education on available blood alternatives, bloodless medicine procedures, the risks and benefits of bloodless medicine, and the terminology and issues you should understand to make an informed decision on your health care choices. Click here to register for the seminar today.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer that accounts for approximately one to two percent of newly diagnosed invasive breast cancers in the United States. It is usually not detected by mammogram or ultrasound and is often misdiagnosed as a rash or infection. A diagnosis of IBC can be frightening, but there is hope. Click here to learn more about IBC and treatment options available.

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Staying healthy means getting plenty of exercise and eating a well-balanced diet. But did you know that getting enough sleep and being well-rested is also part of leading a healthy lifestyle? Yet, according to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Click here for information and tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

You’re coughing, running a fever and ache all over. Is it a bad cold or the flu? Colds and flu are both highly contagious and have many symptoms in common, but the flu is a serious illness that may have life-threatening complications. Click here to learn more about flu symptoms, what to do if you get the flu and who may be at greater risk for complications from the flu.