March 2021: Colonoscopy Awareness & More

This month’s blog will focus on a few important health awareness items that take place in March including colorectal cancer, endometriosis, sleep, nutrition and kidney health.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people who are 50 years or older. This disease is largely preventable and highly curable with screening and early detection. Take the quiz at cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/quiz. NO MORE EXCUSES – Schedule your colonoscopy today. View physicians providing colonoscopies by clicking here.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong. It may affect more than 11% of American women between 15 and 44. It can cause pain, bleeding, infertility, and/or stomach (digestive) problems. Talk to your doctor about treatment options and reducing your chances of developing endometriosis. Click here to learn more about endometriosis. Remember to schedule your annual checkup with your women’s health provider. Visit: ubh.org/womens-health

March is Sleep Awareness Month. Many adults and teens report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Most people have sleep problems from time to time, but when you have trouble sleeping for weeks or months, it can lead to serious health problems. Our Sleep Center offers services to diagnose and treat sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, REM behavior disorders, bruxism, insomnia, narcolepsy and more. To learn more about sleep, visit www.cdc.gov/sleep. To learn more about the UBH Sleep Center, visit www.ubh.org/sleep-center or call (435)725-REST today.

March is National Nutrition Month. More than half of the U.S. population meets or exceeds total grain and protein food recommendations, but are not meeting the subgroup recommendations for each food group. Dietary guidelines provide advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. In the U.S., more than half of all adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor diets and not enough physical activity. What’s on your plate? Are you making every bite count? Take the quiz to find out and get personalized resources. This message delivered to you courtesy of the UBH Diabetes Education and Training Program.

March is National Kidney Month. 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Kidneys are very important! They remove waste, balance fluids and minerals, control blood pressure, keep bones healthy, regulate hormones and help make red blood cells. Kidney disease can disrupt vital functions. What can you do? Learn more at kidney.org/kidney-basics. This healthy tip brought to you by UBH Dialysis Center.

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