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    March is National Colorectal Cancer Month

    Colon Cancer Awareness Graphic

    Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It’s as common in women as it is in men. This year, about 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and an estimated 50,310 will die of the disease. With certain types of screening, this cancer can be prevented by removing polyps (grape-like growths on the wall of the intestine) before they become cancerous. Several screening tests detect colorectal cancer early, when it can be more easily and successfully treated.


    http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/colorectalcancerscreening/

    March is also National Nutrition Month

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    National Nutrition Month highlights the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  TCPH offers its Live A More Colorful Life! Program as a means to incorporate good nutrition into one’s daily diet.


    More about National Nutrition Month

    March 1 – 7 – Severe Weather Awareness Week

    Severe Weather Awareness Graphic

    Texas is always susceptible to severe weather and damaging storms that threaten lives and property. During Severe Weather Awareness Week, Texans are advised to assemble a “preparedness kit” of important emergency supplies including a first aid kit, a NOAA Weather Radio or battery-operated radio, flashlight, medication, non-perishable food items, and bottled water. Be aware of your nearest storm shelter locations, know where family will go if an evacuation is necessary, and develop an emergency plan for communicating with family and friends.

    March 10 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Today, about one in four people living with HIV in the United States are women 13 or older. Only about half of women living with HIV are getting care and only four in 10 of them have the virus under control. Women face unique HIV risks and challenges that can prevent them from getting needed care and treatment. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and empowers women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. This year marks the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

    http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/