Feature of the Month: June 2017

Top 5 Threats to Men’s Health in U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death for adult men in the United States, are: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke.  The good news is, making lifestyle changes can significantly lower your risk for these health issues.

Take charge of your health with these six lifestyle choices.

        1. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
        2. Eat a healthy diet. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high fiber foods, and lean   
            proteins, such as fish.
        3. Maintain a healthy weight.
        4. Get moving, doing activities that you enjoy.
        5. Limit alcohol.
        6. Manage stress. When constantly under pressure, you tend to make less healthy

Men often put off doctor visits for some of the following reasons: "There’s probably nothing wrong,” "I don’t have time,” and "I’d rather tough it out.”  For Father’s Day, help the men you love find a reason to counter these excuses.

Some serious diseases don’t have visible symptoms, and finding a health problem early can make all the difference.  Prevention is key to staying healthy. Talk with your health care provider about other preventive measures to reduce your risk.
                                                                             (Sources: www.heart.org and MayoClinic)

Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday at WMHS   
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Starts June 7th)

Good health begins with farm fresh produce, so WMHS encourages everyone to take advantage of the weekly farmer’s market in the parking garage across from the Medical Arts Center entrance.

Local farmers will set up their produce, homemade jams, baked goods, and more.

For more information, call 240-964-8424

Support is available at all levels:

Free Health and Wellness Coaching
Meet with a Certified Health & Wellness coach to move beyond your barriers to identifying your unique needs and goals. For more information, call Carey Moffatt at 240-964-8418.

Change to Win - Nutrition and Weight Loss Program
Non-diet nutrition and weight loss classes meeting once weekly. Call Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN, Outpatient Community Dietitian, at 240-964-8416 for more information.

Center for Clinical Resources
If you have diabetes, the team at the WMHS Center for Clinical Resources can be your partner in keeping diabetes under control and living life to the fullest. The team can show you how to monitor your blood sugar, teach you how to make dietary and lifestyle changes to control your diabetes, help manage your medication, and provide encouragement and motivation along the way. For more information about what the team can do for you, talk with your primary care provider or call the Center at 240-964-8787.

Free Diabetes Support Group: Come share your experience and learn tips for managing the disease. Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the WMRMC auditorium. For more information, call Lori Shaulis at 240-964-8789.

What's your Blood Pressure?
Free Blood Pressure Checks are available

- Outside the Cafeteria WMRMC
1st Pay Day Thursday of Month 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

For other options, call WMHS Community Health & Wellness at 240-964-8424.