Top fall health topics

While good health is a perennial topic, we highlight one important aspect of your healthcare each month. Be sure to talk with your doctor on your next visit if you have questions or concerns about these topics.

August: immunizations — Unfortunately, some diseases don’t just affect you, they affect those around you. That’s why it’s so important to get vaccinated to help protect you and the people you care about. The most common illnesses that are preventable with vaccines are:


  • COVID-19
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles
  • Whooping Cough
  • Tetanus

September: cholesterol — According to the American Heart Association, high cholesterol affects more than 65 million Americans, putting them at a
higher risk for heart disease and stroke. There are usually no symptoms, so it’s important to have your cholesterol levels checked by your doctor.

October: breast cancer — About one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is predominantly a women’s disease, but men go
undetected. When you commit to staying proactive with regular screenings, you have a much greater chance of detecting breast cancer early. Waiting until
you have symptoms increases the chance of being diagnosed with a more advanced cancer.

November: diabetes - According to the American Diabetes Association, about 25% of Americans are affected by diabetes. More importantly, one out of three people have diabetes and don’t know it.


To learn more, talk with your doctor about diabetes and how to reduce your risks.

This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed professional. You should consult with an applicable licensed professional to determine what is right for you.

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