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 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 http://www.gcph.info/public-health-programs/health_education_programs/hiv_aids.
*Testing is always free regardless of county, state or national residence
Healthy Vision Month — Make Vision a Focus!
From the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night, your eyes are working to bring you the world. In fact, they deliver 80% of the information you take in every day — about your loved ones, your job, and all the things you love to see and do! That’s why it’s so important to keep them healthy and safe. .Healthy Vision Month is a time to raise awareness about eye health and strategies to help prevent vision loss and blindness. There are lots of ways you can get involved, but first things first: get an eye exam — and encourage the people you care about to do the same!
ALS Awareness Month
ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).ALS affects the body by attacking motor neurons (nerve cells) of the brain and spinal cord. Motor neurons are cells which process and transmit signals which help to control muscles. Destruction of motor neuron cells leads to symptoms related to loss of muscle control. Typical symptoms of ALS include inability to walk, speak, eat and even breathe. As ALS is a progressive disease, more motor neurons are destroyed overtime worsening the symptoms. Difficulty breathing and swallowing are later symptoms appear.