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Aging Parents: 7 Warning Signs of Health Problems
Concerned about your aging parents' health? Use this guide to gauge how your aging parents are doing — and what to do if they need help... read more
Prostate Cancer Screening - What the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Left Out
Allan S. Brett, M.D., and Richard J. Ablin, Ph.D.
Forty years after prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was identified and nearly 20 years after it became available for prostate-cancer screening... read more
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
A groundbreaking program backed by the irrefutable results from Dr. Esselstyn's 20-year study proving changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure heart disease... read more
Will you have a heart attack? These tests might tell?
Most heart attacks strike with no warning, but doctors now have a clearer picture than ever before of who is most likely to have one... read more
August 11th, 2011
'Serial killer' cells can target leukemia, study says
Published Wednesday in both the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine, researchers reported that they had been able to engineer the patients’ own white blood cells into “serial killers” to destroy the cancer cells... read more
Reduce Stress to Help Your Diabetes
How Stress Affects People with Diabetes
Written by Bonnie Sanders Polin, PhD
Stress affects people with diabetes, both those type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes (well, of course, it affects people without diabetes, too, but we'll just stick to the people with diabetes)... read more
US healthcare: Profits Before Patients
What is the point of having the world's best Medical facilities if citizens don't have the money to access healthcare? The US is the only major country in the industrialized world that doesn't guarantee healthcare to all of its citizens. It's unconscionable that 45,000 people in the US die every year because they can't afford healthcare... read more
Cancer Facts For People Over 50
Cancer strikes people of all ages, but you are more likely to get cancer as you get older, even if no one in your family has had it. The good news is that the number of cancer cases and death rates are both going down. No matter what your age, the chances of surviving cancer are better today than before.
What is Cancer? for more information click here
Mar 24, 2011, From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 2010 shows an increase of about 3 million additional UNINSURED: for more information click here
Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity
You know exercise is good for you — but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life….read more
Skin Cancer on the Rise, For Many, Damage Is Done, Tips for Minimizing Skin Cancer Risk.
(Feb. 7, 2011) New Orleans -- The number of nonmelanoma skin cancers continues to rise, with an estimated 3.7 million cases in the U.S. in 2009….read more
Resistance Exercise May Offer Different Cardio Benefits:
Weight training increased blood flow to limbs more than aerobic exercise did, study finds….read more
“AEROBIC EXERCISE CAN INCREASE PART OF BRAIN KEY TO MEMORY”
Aerobic exercise keeps the aging brain as well as the aging body in fighting form.
In a study published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, research showed that a program of aerobic exercise over the course of a year, can increase the size of the hippocampus; a part of the brain key to memory and spatial navigation in adults ages 55-80.
The hippocampus is known to shrink in late adulthood, leading to memory impairment. Study Participants doing aerobic exercise had increases in hippocampus volume. Other study participants did stretching exercises and had decreased hippocampus volume. All participents also performed spatial memerory exercises. Again, the aerobic exercise group had better function by the end of the year of exercise.
The Researchers said; it’s never too late. Starting an exercise regimen later in life is not futile for either enhancing cognition or augmenting brain volume!
Below is the flyer from our last planned event which includes some of the services that were to be offered and the Non-Profit Groups that were ready to help:
1834 Beech Street · Knoxville, Tennessee 37920· www.ramusa.org
Remote Area Medical® (RAM)
FREE Medical, Dental, and Vision Care
November 21 – 22, 2009
Doors Open at 6:00AM daily and MUST CLOSE when we reach capacity!
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!!
Americraft Expo Center - South Florida Fairgrounds
9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida
VOLUNTEERS REGISTER NOW @ www.unitedcancerfoundation.org
Florida Licensed Medical Healthcare Professionals & Non-Medical volunteers needed!
FREE Medical, Vision, and Dental care will be provided
for the uninsured, underinsured unemployed, and those who cannot afford to pay!
All services are FREE and are provided by VOLUNTEERS.
Please arrive early, bring a snack, and be prepared to wait. Your wait could be long.
||Cleanings, fillings, and extractions
|VISION:||Vision exam and free prescription glasses made onsite. (NOTE: May not be able to make glasses for everyone.)
|Mammograms (if necessary will be done off site with vouchers), PSA test, Pediatric Exams and Adult Physicals, including Diabetes and Hypertension Services. This event is brought to you by Remote Area Medical® & the United Cancer Foundation for the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, and those who cannot afford to pay. Services are provided by volunteer Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, and other trained health professionals from Florida.|
Additional FREE Services Available:
- H1N1 & Seasonal Flu shots will be available from the Palm Beach County Health Department
- Ability to sign up for Medicaid & Food Stamps if eligible!
- FREE Legal aid!
- Veteran’s Benefit Assistance
The Department of Health will provide information on available public health services. Eligibility workers will be on site to screen for possible future services. Information will be available on Breast, Prostate and Skin Cancer.
Donations accepted at www.unitedcancerfoundation.org
HOW THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE….AND WHO TO THANK
30 + COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS THAT CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTHCARE
Remote Area Medical® (RAM) will be providing free healthcare to anyone who needs it without cost of any kind to the patient. There is no income test, no insurance requirement, and no restriction of any kind. Medical and non-medical personnel will all be volunteers; supplies and equipment will be donated or provided by RAM. The Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds is providing the use of their west wing building (35,700 sq. ft.), through the generosity of their Board of Directors.
Additionally, the following Organizations, Non Profit Foundations, Government Agencies & Universities will either be at our event, or are helping us to bring this FREE HEALTHCARE to those in need!
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Americraft Expo Center at The South Florida Fairgrounds
Caridad Center Health Education & Outreach
Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation
Daily Bread and Food Bank
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) (Student Volunteers)
Families First Palm Beach County
Florida Dental Association
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Department of Health (Palm Beach County)
Florida Department of Health (Tallahassee)
Florida Public Health Institute
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
Healthy Mothers / Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County
I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 Stagehands Union
New Beginnings Community Development Center (NBCDC)
Diabetes Education and Research Center F.A.U. - P.B.A.C.C.
Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, West Palm Beach
Lions Club of South Florida
Nova Southeastern University
Remote Area Medical (RAM USA)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (South Florida)
Schmidt Family Foundation
The Florida Department of Health
The Health Care District of Palm beach County
The Jessie Trice Community Health Center
The Palm Beach County Medical Society
United Cancer Foundation
Wayne Barton Study Center
*Additional organizations will be added
WE WISH TO THANK THE FOLLOWING MAJOR DONORS:
The United Cancer Foundation extends a very special thank you to Governor Crist and his staff who have been assisting us in coordinating services with both the Florida Department of Health and The Palm Beach County Health Department.
It also brings us great pleasure to thank the following individuals and organizations for their assistance and guidance in our very important effort to help the people of the great State of Florida:
Dr. Ana M. Viamonte Ros, State Surgeon General of the Florida Department of Health.
Dr. Alina Alonso, Director of the Palm Beach County Health Department.
The Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County
"The Palm Beach County Oral Health Coalition supports the efforts of Project “Health & Hope” by the United Cancer Foundation and Remote Area Medical® to offer free healthcare to those in need"
Free Health Care Fair: Project ‘Health & Hope’ News Update
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The Truth About Cancer:
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CBS 60 Minutes - 03.08.08
Remote Area Medical - "Lifeline"