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.
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
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.
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