September Health eNewsletter 
Monday, 01 September 2008 
September Health eNewsletter

Old is gold and its time to focus on all the good aspects of growing older! Visit our Web site for tips to stay in shape and prevent injury. 

September is a time to reflect on many important health issues including cancer and heart disease. Click here to learn more about steps you can take to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke, and to learn about the importance of screening for ovarian and prostate cancer.

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.

It’s an ER, Not a Waiting Room

We know how frustrating long wait times can be. That’s why it is our goal for you to see our dedicated health care professionals in 30 minutes or less from the time you arrive in the Emergency Department at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. From stomach aches to heart attacks, our goal is simple - to get you back to health as quickly as possible while paying attention to your individual needs.

Caring for the Cancer Caregiver

The diagnosis of cancer affects not only the patient but also family and friends. Join us for a seminar designed for the families, friends, and caregivers of cancer patients. This free event will discuss common challenges that caregivers face and address important health concerns and things you can do to help their health and wellbeing. Information on community resources available to cancer patients and caregivers also will be provided.

See the New Look of Cypress Fairbanks

Have you seen our latest expansion project? Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is in the final leg of construction for our new lobby and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our new lobby and gift shop will provide comfortable, welcoming accommodations for patients and visitors, and our expanded NICU will allow us to care for the tiniest, sickest babies. Click here to watch our progress.

Are You Prepared for Childbirth?

Ready or not, your family is about to grow! Join one of our childbirth classes to help you and your partner prepare for your new bundle of joy. Classes include sibling preparation, breastfeeding, infant CPR, baby care basics and much more! Visit our Web site or call 800-681-2733 for more details and to register.

Treatment for Kidney Stones

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital offers lithotripsy, a procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidneys or ureters. Lithotripsy generates low energy wave impulses, which are focused on the stone, causing it to break into tiny particles. These small fragments can then be passed naturally from the urinary system. Click here to learn more about kidney stones.