I was at the mall last week and passed by a "middle of the mall"
activity - an indoor bungee jump. I stood for a while and watched folks
of all ages strap themselves in and jump. I was mesmerized. These folks
were trying something new!
No, I didn't get in line - but from
time to time it's a good thing to make a giant leap, to try something
new. This new format for our "HysterSisters News" emails is something
Each month our goal is to send website news along with a
featured health concern for our members. This month - may be October -
but its a pink month for Breast Awareness. Have you scheduled your
Feature: Breast Health
Two ways to take action:
Schedule your mammogram
Lower your breast cancer risk
The most effective way to fight breast cancer is to
detect it early. Self-exams? Good! But the most effective detection is a
mammogram. Have you scheduled yours this year? We like to encourage
our members to have their well-women checkup and mammogram during their
birthday month as an easy way to remember.
our genes can work against us but there are ways to lower our risk.
Exercise more than three times a week can reduce your risk of breast
cancer by 30%-50%. Women 25 pounds or more overweight seem to get
breast cancer more than twice as often as those who are not overweight.
And be sure and check out the Breast Health
forum at HysterSisters.com to find woman to woman support for your
breast health questions.
Visit the Breast Health Forum
|FROM THE FORUMS
Featured: Breast Health Forum
"Yesterday, I got a call from the doctor office about my mammogram/breast
ultrasound that I have done together every year. She said I needed to
come in ASAP but the Dr. was not there... Later, she had him call.
"He said not to worry (easy enough
for him to say!!) That 99% of the time, calcifications are "nothing".
But since my tests showed neither positive or negative for (and I hate
this word) "cancer", I go in next Friday for an exam. Then, he
recommends a biopsy "just to be sure"....Read More
You are Invited to Participate
If you haven't heard about the BLOOM Study which is a medical
research study for menopausal women (natural menopause or surgical
menopause) suffering from a decrease in desire, be sure and check out
the full information article on the HysterSisters website.
Read more about it here and make that call if you might qualify!
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