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Healthy Balance CalendarThinkTV is proud to offer the Healthy Balance Calendar.  All of the items on this calendar are health related. . .screenings, educational workshops, training classes and opportunities for you to broaden your understanding or gather resources in a particular area.  We publish the information we have been given by the provider, so you should see whether or not a fee is required and how to sign up.

Please take a moment to check out the opportunities that are available in your area and make your plans to stay healthy!

In the month of May:

Free HIV Testing in Greene, Clinton, Fayette and Warren Counties. Call the Greene County Combined Health District at 1-866-858-3588 for more information or visit www.gcchd.org, select Health Education, then HIV/AIDS
*Testing is always free regardless of county, state or national residence

May is

Healthy Vision Month
Diet and lifestyle choices can directly affect your eyes.  The best way to take care of your eyes all year long is to look after your overall health and get eye exams when you should.  For answers to eye health questions, go to www.aao.org/eye-health/a-z

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells.  It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays.  Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk.  Learn about types of skin cancers, detection and prevention at www.spotskincancer.org

Mental Health Month
1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family.  Take action today to help others and fight stigma, provide support, educate and advocate for equal care.  www.nami.org

National Osteoporosis Month
One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help slow or stop the loss of bone mass and help prevent fractures.  Learn how to fight for your bones at www.nof.org

National Stroke Awareness Month
Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke.  Nearly 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke goes untreated.  Learn F.A.S.T. and become a Stroke Hero at www.strokeassociation.org and learn about the effects a stroke can have on eyesight at www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/strokes-effect-on-vision

DID YOU KNOW….May: 

For beautiful skin, add these items to your grocery list:  #1 Avocado for essential oils and B-complex vitamins to nourish the skin; #2 Mangoes have vitamin A to maintain and repair skin cells and fight free radicals; #3 Almonds contain vitamin E to protect against premature aging, #4 Cottage Cheese has selenium that protects against skin cancer; #5 Oysters has the mineral zine which fights pimples and works with vitamin C to help boost the skin’s elastic protein;  #6  Acerola Cherries supplies that vitamin C; #7 Baked Potatoes  (eat it with the skin) to get 75% of your daily dose of copper which helps in skin wound healing and suppleness;  #8 Mushrooms are rich in vitamin B2 which is vital in tissue maintenance and repair; #9 Flaxseed Oil is the best plant source of omega-3s; and #10 Wheat Germ is a good source of biotin, a B vitamin that is crucial to skin health.  It is also good for hair and nail health.

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** **Heart Saver & Health Care Professional CPR Classes

Bellbrook Fire Station #22
4254 West Franklin St., Bellbrook
Cost is $20 for Bellbrook Residents/$30 for All Others
*Registration is required: 937-848-3272