Myers’ Health Cabinet

Healthy Together: Body, Mind, & Soul
 
The Myers Health Cabinet has several great opportunities in 2019! Make plans to participate in these events as we seek to live healthy lives ~ Body, Mind & Soul ~ in 2019.
 
Sign up information will be available via Sunday’s Connection Cards and online as time nears for these events.
Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings:
+ First Sundays in the Bridal Room in the Narthex from 10:30-10:50a
 
 Third Wednesdays 5-5:30 in the CFC (September-April).
 
Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!’
 
1 Samuel 25:6
 The Whole30 is a meal plan that changes your mindset about eating habits.  Think of it as a short-term nutrition reset, designed to change your life in 30 days.
 
 
 
The 2019 Walk for Wellness is in its 4th year of existence to benefit Cancer Services of Gaston County. Sponsored by the Health Cabinet at Myers Memorial UMC together with Henry Justice’s granddaughter, Hannah Black, this event seeks to support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken.
 
This year’s walk is expanding into a health & wellness fair!  Join in the fun, be active on a Saturday morning while being educated on local health and wellness information.  All are welcome to participate, even pets on a leash. Want to share your information? We’d love to have you!  We are looking for local organizations that would like to share their knowledge with the community! Do you offer cancer screenings, health supplements, massage, products geared toward supporting cancer fighters/survivors?
 
Consider being a sponsor and having a booth at this amazing community event.
Fitness and Spiritual Wellness Initiative
Brought to you by the Faith Community Nurse program.  This is a collaborative effort of multiple faith communities in our area that will present a calendar of fitness and/or wellness events sponsored in 2019.  We will be sure to advertise all opportunities through our social media, Health Cabinet bulletin board and emails.  Myers plans to participate with our Whole 30 program, Hula Hoop class with Ree Threkheld and the Walk for Justice in June.  Stay tuned for more details
 
Check out this Calendar of Events with a variety of opportunities through out our community.
The Faith & Health Ministry
at CaroMont Health publishes a Community Resource Guide on a quarterly basis to address the needs of patients, care providers and organizations in our community who help care for our citizens. Please visit the CaroMont Community Health Website to access this valuable resource.

AED

February is Heart Health Awareness Month so our topic this month is about the benefits of an Automated External Defibrillator.  What is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)? The following information has been adapted from the American Heart Association.
 
An AED is a lightweight portable device that sends an electric shock through the chest to the heart.  The shock can potentially stop a fatal heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to occur in t

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Vitamin D Basics

Bob McCullen, MD
 
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent low calcium muscle contractions called tetany. It is also needed for bone growth.

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Genetic Testing for Ovarian and Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Who should be tested?

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Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization Awareness Month
Contributed by Lou Foltz
 
The month of August is always an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. Immunizations, also called vaccines or shots, help prevent dangerous illnesses and potentially harmful diseases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Bob McCullen, Myers Health Cabinet Member
This is a topic close to my heart since I broke my right knee twice and my mom just got her total knee last year. Approximately 767,000 Total Knee Replacements (TKRs) are done each year.

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