Last Thursday, our Health Promoters came together to learn more about fitness and wellness. The Manager of Community Fitness at Holy Cross Hospital gave us a basic overview of why it is important to stay physically active. We had so much fun learning several simple, yet effective exercises through her interactive demo. Many thanks to our wonderful speaker and Health Promoters for a great training (and workout!).
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We are happy to introduce Udara Perera as the newest member of the AAHI team! Udara is the Senior Program Coordinator, who will be responsible for the overall coordination of the Health Promoters Program and outreach activities in diverse communities as well as planning, coordinating, and evaluating health events. Her passion lies in maternal and child health, along with providing disease prevention education and reducing health disparities.
Udara received a Master of Public Health in Global and
Community Health from George Mason University. She also holds a Bachelor of
Science in Biological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies: Public and
Community Health as well as a minor in Psychology from the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County. As a lifelong Montgomery County resident, Udara is
excited to make a difference in improving the health of Asian Americans in the County. Fun fact: Udara has donated over 40 inches of hair throughout her lifetime to benefit cancer patients!
Do not miss the chance to enroll in health coverage for 2015 if you owe the fee!
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The March 2015 issue of AAHI's newsletter is available online! Please click the image below to read a full-size version of the newsletter. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly newsletters via email, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Holy Cross Hospital Professional & Community Education Center, 1500 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Registration: Required. To register, please call 301-754-7278.
Want a jumpstart into thriving as a breast cancer survivor? This workshop is designed to assist you in the important transition from treatment to life after breast cancer. If you are completing treatment or in your first year of survivorship, this workshop is for you! Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Megeen White at 301-754-7278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum), is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Nearly 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Fortunately, this disease can be prevented, by getting screened starting at age 50. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, or abnormal growths, that can be removed. Visit CDC's website to learn more about colorectal cancer and what you can do to prevent it!
Suburban Hospital will host a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month program this Thursday, where Dr. Ekta Gupta will shine a light on the growing impact of environmental risk factors for the development of gastrointestinal cancers and the steps we can take in defense.
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 Cost: Free Registration: Not required
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Dates: Sunday, March 22, April 19, September 20, and October 11, 2015 Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Shady Grove Radiology Outpatient Imaging Center, 19731 Germantown Rd, Suite 102, Germantown, MD 20874 Cost: $60 (Insurance coverage not available) Registration: Please pre-register by calling 301-315-3780. Space is limited.
Adventist HealthCare is offering low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for the Asian Pacific Islander community! Early detection of lung cancer can lead to more effective treatment. Eligible candidates include men and women ages 55-74, individuals with a smoking history (one pack per day for 30 years, two packs per day for 15 years, or three packs per day for 10 years), and individuals with significant exposure to secondhand smoke and/or asbestos.
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