Research suggests that only five to 10 percent of cancers are
hereditary. That means the non-inherited causes of cancer — the
lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity
levels — have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk. People of
all ages are encouraged to take charge of their health by making smart
lifestyle and nutrition choices, seeing their doctor regularly for
checkups and health screenings, and monitoring their bodies for any
changes that should be brought to the attention of medical
For more information about colorectal cancer, visit the Prevent Cancer Foundation website.
Eating right is important to maintaining good health for anyone, no
matter at what age. Tarrant County Public Health’s “Live
a More Colorful Life!” initiative not only provides great
information on the types of foods our bodies need for maximum health,
but it also provides a monthly helping of healthy recipes anyone can
Learn more about National Nutrition Month. Visit eatright.org.
Besides regular exercise and proper diet, getting adequate sleep is vital to one’s health. There are lots of things that contribute to a good night’s rest.
Visit the National Sleep Foundation website to learn more.
On this day, women and girls are encouraged to make the best choices
when it comes to sex. Abstinence is the surest way to avoid HIV, but
if you decide to have sex, there are simple, effective steps to
protect yourself from HIV infection (as well as prevent the
transmission of HIV to your partner).
Tarrant County Public Health’s Adult Health Services offers low-cost HIV testing at several county locations.
TCPH is also co-sponsoring the 3rd Annual Women and Girls' Health Expo, March 12.
Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, HIV prevention is key. Love yourself and put your best defense into play.
Find out more on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health website.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV is a public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). This day is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing in Native communities.
For more information, visit the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in our society. Are you at risk? Take time this day to find out!
TCPH’s Chronic Disease Prevention has a Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test you can take and view online.
For even more information regarding diabetes risk and management, visit the American Diabetes Association web page.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease that remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year. Though its incidence is rather low in Tarrant County, cases occasionally appear.
Tarrant County Public Health’s TB Elimination Program works to eliminate TB in Tarrant County by identifing these cases and facilitating necessary treatment for the individuals involved.
World TB Day is held to continually build public awareness for tuberculosis. Visit the Stop TB Partnership website to learn more.
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