Health Tip and Practice Info
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The most common type of cancer in women is breast cancer. When detected early, it is often curable. When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause symptoms. For this reason, the best way to find breast cancer early is with a mammogram.
Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. If you are a woman age 50 or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.
If you want to be screened for breast cancer, call our office. We can help you schedule an appointment and check with your health insurance plan to see if it is covered.
Other methods of detection include:
Clinical breast exam
Talk to your High Mountain Health provider about steps you can take to prevent breast cancer in yourself and in your family.
For more information about breast cancer awareness and prevention, click here.
FLU SEASON IS HERE
A simple flu shot provided by your doctor can go a long way to shielding you and your family from unnecessary sickness. A flu shot is quick, inexpensive and relatively painless.
Meanwhile, you can practice these healthy tips to avoid catching a virus and to avoid spreading it to someone else.
Wash your hands frequently using soap and warm water.
Get plenty of rest, stay physically active and eat nutritious foods.
If you are sick, stay home. Drink fluids and avoid contact with others as much as possible.
Use tissues when you sneeze or cough. If you don't have tissues, cough or sneeze into your elbow to avoid getting germs on your hands, where they can spread easily.
Click here to exploreeven more comprehensive information about the flu from the CDC.
HMH's Dr. Anne (DeIngeniis) is quoted in North Jersey.com for her work with helping patients lose weight and improve their health and vitality. Many patients "…would be able to decrease the amount of medication they need, or not need any medication at all ... ” if they just lost 10 pounds, she said.
Dr. DeIngeniis is one of our primary care physician and also sees weight loss patients at Medi-Weightloss Clinic in Wayne. Read the entire story
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Wayne resident Barbara Pirozzi consults with the Women's Team at High Mountain Health and embarks on a journey that ultimately saved her life. To read the story in her own words, click here.