ThinkTV 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 January:
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
Thyroid Awareness Month
The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped glad located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, influencing the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is vitally important to the body’s overall well-being. To learn more, go to www.thyroidawareness.com
National Radon Action Month
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality. Get information at www2.epa.gov/radon
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Get the facts to raise awareness at www.glaucoma.org