The GO Run for gynecologic oncology will celebrate its 15th year on Saturday, Sept. 17, with an in-person race after being held virtually for the past two years.Presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation, the 5K begins at 8 a.m., with the 1-mile fun run starting at 9 a.m. on a new course on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The race, based at the SGA Pavilion, will start and finish near the front of Hancock Whitney Stadium.
The Mobile County Senior Companion Program is hosting a free health fair for seniors 55 and older. The event is set for Friday, August 19, 2022 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. It will take place in the Bay Haas Building at 1150 Government Street in Room 209.
USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital has been recognized for the third time in recent years by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) for excellence in lactation care. They attribute that to its demonstrated ability to help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
roceeds from the GO Run, presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation, benefit gynecologic cancer research led by physician-scientists at the Mitchell Cancer Institute. The American Cancer Society estimates that an estimated 100, 000 cases of gynecologic cancers will be diagnosed in the U.S. this Since its inception, the GO Run has raised more than $800,000 for gynecologic cancer research.
Your mental and physical health are constantly changing, especially as you age. Some changes are more obvious, like weight gain or hair loss, while other changes, like those taking place in your brain, may be less noticeable. Your brain health is a very serious matter, and should be treated with as much care as your physical health.
In this ‘Healthy Living with USA Health’, speak with USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Susan Crutchfield about how you can help with their program through volunteering. We also speak with one of the volunteers, Denise McIrvin about her experience helping cancer patients at the facility.
We continue our Healthy Living with USA Health. Hayley Chancey with Children’s & Women’s Hospital joined Joe and Chelsey on Studio10 with details on the Children’s Miracle Network campaign with Sam’s Club and Walmart that raises funds for the hospital.
Arthritis is inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. It describes dozens of conditions that affect joints, tissues around joints, and other connective tissues. Pain, stiffness, and swelling are the most common indicators of arthritis, but symptoms will vary depending on type. Arthritis is very common and affects about one in four American adults or roughly 58 million men and women. Arthritis awareness is observed each May.
National Women’s Health Week is a national effort by an alliance of government organizations to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health. The focus is on the importance of incorporating simple preventive and positive health behaviors into everyday life. During National Women’s Health Week, women should discuss with their health care professionals which tests and screenings are right for them, when they should have them, and how often.
The month of May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Casey Daniel, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an associate professor of family medicine at USA College of Medicine and joined Joe ad Chelsey on Studio10 with more information.
We continue our Healthy Living with USA Health segments with Hanna Czarkowska, M.D., a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and she discusses some of the questions that she gets from newly diagnosed patients.
Colorectal cancer often begins when abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon (large intestine or large bowel) or the rectum (the passageway that connects the colon to the anus). Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were nearly 150,000 new cases and nearly 53,000 deaths in 2021. The month of March is a great time to learn more about preventing and treating this disease.
leep issues are very common in the United States. In fact, the National Institutes of Health reports that nearly 50 to 70 million Americans have them, and one out of three adults do not regularly get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep needed. Because sleeping is a basic human need like eating and breathing, it is critical to overall well-being and health.
Volunteer medical staff with USA Health are planning a mission trip to Peru in mid-March, one of the country’s most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff members will provide vaccines and other healthcare services to residents in Cusco, Peru and surrounding villages.
Beth Abston, a child life specialist at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, joined Joe and Chelsey on Studio10 to talk about the Mapp Child and Family Life Program and how it benefits our young patients and their families.
We continue our healthy living segments with USA Health. Joe and Chelsey spoke to Dr. Benjamin Estrada about COVID in our community and in pediatric patients. In the clip, you will learn how to protect yourself and your family in this recent surge.
During the worst surges of the COVID-19 pandemic, many women in Alabama postponed regular screenings for cervical cancer. As a result, more are being diagnosed with cancer at later, more dangerous stages.
The pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available to children age 5 and up at USA Health Strada Patient Care Center on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in partnership with Children’s & Women’s Hospital.