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 www.gcchd.org, select Health Education, then HIV/AIDS
*Testing is always free regardless of county, state or national residence
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