Maintain your health and vitality
Skin Cancer Awareness, Arthritis Awareness and Healthy Vision
May is national skin cancer awareness, arthritis awareness and healthy vision month. Regis Neighborhood Health is happy to announce our annual risk reduction event will be taking place on May 23rd in the Coors Life Directions Center located at Regis University. We will be providing screenings for skin cancer, knee osteoarthritis and vision from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dr. Stan Hill will be providing the skin checks. A physical therapist and pharmacist will provide the osteoarthritis screening and Dr. Stan Anderson and associates will be providing the vision screenings. This event is completely free. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 303.964.6655. The Regis Neighborhood Health clinicians team up with these specialty providers in continuing to create a better way to health.
Immunizations (i.e. vaccines)
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of vaccines for people of all ages. Regis Neighborhood Health uses this as the kickoff to promote vaccines, especially the introduction of the annually released influenza vaccine that is used to prevent one from obtaining the influenza virus (otherwise known as the flu). Over the months of August, September, and October, specific days are reserved for providing flu shots to employees and other interested individuals. Regis Neighborhood Health is able to provide most vaccines upon request. Additionally, vaccines that are required for traveling abroad to international countries are also available upon request.
Take Back Your Health
As the holiday season approaches so do the opportunities to attend many social gatherings with family and friends. These opportunities provide a sense of belonging, security, and wellbeing but also bring about stress and overconsumption of food and alcohol. Take Back Your Health provides activities and preventive ways of how to maintain one’s weight during the holiday season while setting goals to improve one’s health for the up and coming new year. Regis Neighborhood Health staff set up times to weigh individuals prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and then re-weigh after the New Year. Those who have maintained or have lost weight are entered into a drawing for prizes. Mental health providers are available to discuss lifestyle changes that can be made that will help with getting rest, reducing stress and anxiety and improving health overall. Additionally, the third Thursday of November, every year, is also the Great American Smokeout. Smokers across the nation are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit or plan in advance and then quit smoking on this day. This event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Regis Neighborhood Health wants to support it as a way to take back your health.
Regis Goes Red
Every February, Regis Neighborhood Health supports Regis University in recognizing American Heart Month, a national effort to bring awareness to heart disease, the leading cause of death among both women and men. Regis Neighborhood Health provides specific services to screen individuals for factors that put one at an increased risk for heart disease. Biometric screenings, which include checking cholesterol levels and a diabetes marker called the hemoglobin A1C are available. Blood pressure checks are also available and educational talks are provided on specific lifestyle measures one can do to prevent heart disease which include stress reduction, dietary changes, and increasing physical activity levels. Additional information is shared to participants on recognizing signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.