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 September:
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 Aging Month
Let’s focus on the positive aspects of growing older. Let’s take responsibility for our health – whether it is physically, socially, mentally or financially. Think it’s too late to reinvent yourself? Think again. Get tips and information at http://healthyaging.net/healthy-lifestyle/september-is-healthy-aging-month/
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
Atrial Fibrillation, or Afib, is the most common irregular heartbeat. This progressive and debilitating disease takes a physical, mental and emotional toll on those who are living with it – not just the patient, but the family, too. Get started learning about Atrial Fibrillation at www.stopafib.org
National Recovery Month
Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements in those who are managing other health conditions. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Learn more at www.recoverymonth.gov
National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month
Researchers estimate that Sickle Cell Disease affects between 90,000 and 100, 000 Americans. Approximately 3 million people have the sickle cell trait, and thousands more are unaware of their trait status. Learn how to find your stats and more at www.sicklecelldisease.org