Health Tip and Practice Info
National Cholesterol Education Month
Know your cholesterol numbers and know your risk. Find out if you can lower your risk of heart disease and what you can do to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center.
SEPTEMBER is also Gynecologic Awareness Month
These cancers are found in the reproductive organs and affect more than 80,000 women in the U.S. every year.
Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent HPV infections are readily available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. Two tests can help prevent cervical cancer:
The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
The HPV test looks for the virus that can cause these cell changes.
The most important thing is to have regular screening tests.
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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.