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September 2021

Health and wellness observances and featured health topics

Gynecologic cancer awareness

Breastfeeding is beneficial for mom and baby for many reasons. In addition to creatign time to relax and emotionally bond with your baby through skin-to-skin, physical closeness, and eye contact, breast milk is easier to digest than formula and provides baby with all the nutrients he/she needs for the first 6 months of life. Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding allows Breastfeeding provides benefits to the mother by decreasing the mother’s risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and much more.

At Crossing Rivers Health, we are proud to offer Lactation Consultants, Counselors, and OB staff that provide encouragement and empowerment during your breastfeeding journey. In order to be prepared and educated for an optimal breastfeeding journey, we suggest you meet with a member of our lactation support team prior to delivery.

Meet our Lactation Support Team

Prostate cancer awareness

Cancer of the prostate is the second most common cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society, and the third leading cause of cancer death in men.

The recommendation is to begin screening at the age of 40. Screening involves a PSA blood exam and a digital rectal exam.

Learn more about common urologic cancers in men and screening recommendations at the link below.

Urologic cancer screening recommendations

Suicide prevention

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss (often called “suicide loss survivors”) are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, make an appointment to talk with a member of our Behavioral Health team. Making an appointment is a huge sign of strength.

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Pain awareness

Pain can be crippling. Even common diseases like arthritis are hard to live with. Yet, with modern treatments, much of this pain can be managed. At Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care, our pain management team offers a comprehensive pain management treatment plan.

Learn more about pain management

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