Bayhealth Emphasizes Prevention During Healthy Aging Month

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Monitoring your blood pressure regularly could keep you out of the danger zone. High blood pressure can put you at risk for heart attack and stroke. Many times, early stage cancers typically do not cause any physical symptoms. Routine screenings for breast, prostate, colon and cervical cancer can help identify problems early and increase chances of survival.

During Healthy Aging Month this September, Bayhealth is emphasizing the importance of health screenings and preventative health care to help prevent serious illnesses. Healthy Aging Month is recognized annually to draw attention to health issues which arise from aging. You can take charge of your own health by taking a few simple but important steps:

See your doctor. Whether you are trying to resolve that ache in your abdomen or just have an important question, maintaining a relationship with your doctor allows your physician to help you manage existing health issues and prevent future health problems.

Get your screenings. Screenings help detect potential health issues in the earliest, most treatable stages. Whether it’s a mammogram for women over 40, or a prostate screening for a man over 50, these screenings can literally be lifesavers.

Educate yourself about your health. In today’s cyber age, health information is only a click away. Pick up a book at the library or attend a free health seminar in your community.

Another valuable resource is Bayhealth’s Steps to Healthy Aging Program, a free membership program for anyone 50+ years old in the Bayhealth service area. Steps to Healthy Aging provides members with the latest health information including tips on healthy diet and lifestyles to promote longevity and quality of life. Steps to Healthy Aging provides weekly blood pressure clinics and monthly education seminars in which members can learn about a variety of health issues and get answers from a physician or health professional. Membership also includes discounts at the Bayhealth cafeteria.

For more information or to register your membership with the Bayhealth Steps to Healthy Aging Program, please visit www.bayhealth.org/steps or call (302) 744-7135 or 1-877-453-7107.

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