• Aug. 26 2021
  • Village Administrator

Your Health Is More Precious Than Gold

Michael Johnson knows what it takes to take care of his body. Once considered the fastest man in the world, the 4-time Olympic Gold Medal Champion encourages you to get timely cancer screenings. 

  • Jun. 20 2021
  • Rox @Admin Bouey

Happy Summer Solstice!

But Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer!

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of this exposure comes from the sun, but some can come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning beds and sun lamps. People who get a lot of exposure to UV rays are at greater risk for skin cancer.

The main types of UV rays that can affect your skin include UVA rays and UVB rays. UVB rays have more energy and are a more potent cause of at least some skin cancers, but both UVA and UVB rays can damage skin and cause skin cancer. There are no safe UV rays. (To learn more about the different types of UV rays, see Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation.)

  • Sep. 30 2020
  • Village Administrator

Breast Cancer Screening is Still Important During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The American Cancer Society is urging women to talk to their doctors to find out what's best for them

ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screening, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. One consequence of this has been a substantial decline in cancer screening.

  • Sep. 9 2020
  • Village Administrator

Get a Healthy Back-to-School Start

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Vaccinations prevent diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says vaccinations have prevented countless cases of infections and diseases and have saved millions of lives. But, because routine health care visits have been interrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a decline in the number of childhood vaccinations being prescribed and given. The pandemic is a good reminder about how getting your child’s vaccinations on time helps protect your child and your communities and schools from outbreaks.

  • Sep. 4 2020
  • Rox @Admin Bouey

News You Can Use!

ACS Updates Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines to Start Screening at Age 25

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for cervical cancer screening.The new guidelines are for people with a cervix with an average risk of cervical cancer.