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CHAPALA MED’S Monthly Health Newsletter
October 2017 Health Newsletter
October is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 

Greetings and thank you for taking the time to read this health newsletter for the month of October 2017. October is one of the months with a high number of health observances which include the following: Healthy Lung month, National Physical Therapy month, Domestic Violence Awareness month, Mental Illness Awareness Week,  Bullying Prevention month, Latino AIDS Awareness Day, World Food day, National Latino AIDS Day among may others.
Of particular interest to myself, professionally and personally speaking are BREAST CANCER MONTH  and WORLD POLIO DAY(October 24) because I recently lost my mother to breast cancer and because I am a member and President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Ajijic A.C. So, this month’s newsletter may include some information that may be more focused to those two topics. 

Other than skin cancer,

breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Being a “SMALL TOWN DOCTOR” in the Lakeside community  many of my patients have come to know some aspects of my personal and family life. Some know that BREAST CANCER has become very important in my life in particular since Feb. 2015, since we diagnosed my mother with it and having lost her this past July. For those past two years I have been living with all that it does to the family and the patient whom it has stricken. I know now, more than ever the importance of cancer screening. I hope that my mother’s story can give some insight and persuade at least one person to go through the recommended cancer screening. She did lead a very healthy life. She never smoked, rarely drank alcohol, ate a very healthy diet and worked out at the gym at least 5 days per week. So, she thought that she was exempt from getting cancer and she didn’t get her screening as it had been recommended to her. She often ignored that she had a first degree relative, her sister who had breast cancer 13 years ago. I’ve seen a very similar scenario repeated in my patients. Baby Boomers feel invincible in many respects. They are more physically active and healthcare conscience than their prior generations and it is for that reason that some believe that they are not suitable candidates for cancer screenings. I wish I could agree with that mindset.

As a member or Rotary International, the eradication of Polio from the earth is of particular importance to me. It is quite evident that the campaigns to vaccinate the world’s population have beard fruit. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%.Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries.

In this newsletter I like to share information that is of particu

lar interest and affects the EXPAT populations of the Lake Chapala area as well as the Guadalajara metropolitan area. If you find that this newsletter and the information contained herein may benefit a friend or loved one then please feel free to forward it or share it with that special person.

Wishing you the best in health and in life,


Santiago Hernandez M.D.
Prevent, Survive, Thrive: Every Woman’s Guide to Optimal Breast Care
Dr. John West
Dr. John West opened the first breast care center in Orange County in 1988. Since that time, he’s been on the cutting edge of a multidisciplinary, team approach to the care of patients with breast cancer
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FREE BREAST HEALTH GUIDE
The National Breast Cancer Foundation i
n honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is giving this helpful guide about breast health to every woman who requests
C:LICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE GUIDE
BEAUTIFUL BREASTS

Dr. Justin West covers everything you ever wanted to know about cosmetic breast surgery, but were too shy to ask.

BEAUTIFUL BREASTS – AUDIO PODCAST

Catrina 5k to De-Feet Breast Cancer
SAVE THE DATE – The
Rotary Club of Ajijic
will be holding a 5k(Run/Walk) to support
Salvati Guadalajara A.C.. Salvati helps fight breast cancer on a local level by providing free educational campaigns and free breast cancer screenings as well a wide range of support to breast cancer patients. On
Sunday Oct. 29th at 8 am.
We realize this is on short notice so please spread the word. Dress up or wear CATRINA style MAKE UP. It’ll be lots of fun. More details in the next couple of days. We will be having a press release Friday Oct. 6th in Chapala. Members of the Chapala municipal
 government, Fundacion Salvati, Rotary Club of Ajijic as well as doctors and patients who’ve witnessed first hand what Fundacion Salvati has and can accomplish with all of our support.

You will be able to register starting on Wed. October 4th at the
COMUDE offices in Chapala,
Tepehua Treasures Bazar in San Antonio Tlayacapan &
Chapala Med in Ajijic. The donation to register is
$250 pesos (only $15 USD) per participant with various discounts for teams and those with sponsors. Keep posted for further updates.

FUNDACION SALVATI Guadalajara A.C. WEB PAGE

10 facts on polio eradication
Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralyzing mainly children for life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the largest private-public partnership for health, which has reduced polio by 99%. Polio now survives only among the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities, where it stalks the most vulnerable children. The Initiative’s goal is to reach every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
The war on science may soon include a war on vaccines. Donald Trump still publicly expresses the idea that vaccines are associated with autism, which is at odds with the conclusion of the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the NIH, and virtually every other scientific agency in every country that has studied vaccine safety.
Now Trump is reportedly forming a “Golden Vaccine Safety Task Force,” ostensibly to make vaccines “safer” and “assure scientific integrity.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental attorney who still openly expresses a belief that vaccines cause autism, is on his list of people under consideration to chair that committee. In this episode, Dr. Paul Offit, an internationally respected authority on vaccine safety, separates vaccine facts from fiction

WAR ON VACCINES AUDIO PODCAST

Local Rotarians to hold a Polio Plus Dinner

The
Rotary Club of Ajijic &
Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting a dinner/fundraiser to benefit POLIO ERADICATION.  Funds raised at this event will be matched 2:1 for each dollar raised by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Check with members of either Rotary club for details and information about the event.

ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC CALENDAR.

Falls in the Elderly: Deadly But Preventable
Despite data indicating that falls among elderly patients remain common, approximately half do not discuss falling with their health care provider, according to findings published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Information from Your Family Doctor Tips for Preventing Falls
HYPERTENSION – HOW TO MANAGE IT ?
Often times we don’t know who to listen to when managing our high blood pressure.
The 2014 Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
, was developed by panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) and was endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians  (AAFP)
DENGUE. LOCAL EPIDEMIC?
DENGUE 2016

There have been an increased number of patients who have tested positive for DENGUE along the Chapala Lakeside area. I can say that for every patient I have seen and tested in my office he/she can refer of at least two other people whom they believe are also infected with DENGUE due to the similarity and severity of their symptoms.  We haven’t received any official word from government health authorities but by many estimates at least one in ten of the local population has been affected. This is certainly the time of year for an increased rise in such infections. Familiarize yourself with the the signs and symptoms and please seek professional medical help if you believe you have contracted  DENGUE.

DENGUE MEDLINE ARTICLE

CHAPALA MED’S NEW LOOK
CHAPALA MED | 333.950.9414|  |
CHAPALAMED.COM
STAY CONNECTED:

 

CHAPALA MED’S Monthly Health Newsletter
October 2017 Health Newsletter
October is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

 

Greetings and thank you for taking the time to read this health newsletter for the month of October 2017. October is one of the months with a high number of health observances which include the following: Healthy Lung month, National Physical Therapy month, Domestic Violence Awareness month, Mental Illness Awareness Week,  Bullying Prevention month, Latino AIDS Awareness Day, World Food day, National Latino AIDS Day among may others.
Of particular interest to myself, professionally and personally speaking are BREAST CANCER MONTH  and WORLD POLIO DAY(October 24) because I recently lost my mother to breast cancer and because I am a member and President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Ajijic A.C. So, this month’s newsletter may include some information that may be more focused to those two topics.

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Being a “SMALL TOWN DOCTOR” in the Lakeside community  many of my patients have come to know some aspects of my personal and family life. Some know that BREAST CANCER has become very important in my life in particular since Feb. 2015, since we diagnosed my mother with it and having lost her this past July. For those past two years I have been living with all that it does to the family and the patient whom it has stricken. I know now, more than ever the importance of cancer screening. I hope that my mother’s story can give some insight and persuade at least one person to go through the recommended cancer screening. She did lead a very healthy life. She never smoked, rarely drank alcohol, ate a very healthy diet and worked out at the gym at least 5 days per week. So, she thought that she was exempt from getting cancer and she didn’t get her screening as it had been recommended to her. She often ignored that she had a first degree relative, her sister who had breast cancer 13 years ago. I’ve seen a very similar scenario repeated in my patients. Baby Boomers feel invincible in many respects. They are more physically active and healthcare conscience than their prior generations and it is for that reason that some believe that they are not suitable candidates for cancer screenings. I wish I could agree with that mindset.

As a member or Rotary International, the eradication of Polio from the earth is of particular importance to me. It is quite evident that the campaigns to vaccinate the world’s population have beard fruit. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%.Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries.

In this newsletter I like to share information that is of particular interest and affects the EXPAT populations of the Lake Chapala area as well as the Guadalajara metropolitan area. If you find that this newsletter and the information contained herein may benefit a friend or loved one then please feel free to forward it or share it with that special person.

Wishing you the best in health and in life,

 
Santiago Hernandez M.D.

 

Prevent, Survive, Thrive: Every Woman’s Guide to Optimal Breast Care
Dr. John West
Dr. John West opened the first breast care center in Orange County in 1988. Since that time, he’s been on the cutting edge of a multidisciplinary, team approach to the care of patients with breast cancer

 

A
FREE BREAST HEALTH GUIDE
The National Breast Cancer Foundation i
n honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is giving this helpful guide about breast health to every woman who requests
C:LICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE GUIDE

 

BEAUTIFUL BREASTS

Dr. Justin West covers everything you ever wanted to know about cosmetic breast surgery, but were too shy to ask.

BEAUTIFUL BREASTS – AUDIO PODCAST

Catrina 5k to De-Feet Breast Cancer
SAVE THE DATE – The
Rotary Club of Ajijic
will be holding a 5k(Run/Walk) to support
Salvati Guadalajara A.C.. Salvati helps fight breast cancer on a local level by providing free educational campaigns and free breast cancer screenings as well a wide range of support to breast cancer patients. On
Sunday Oct. 29th at 8 am.
We realize this is on short notice so please spread the word. Dress up or wear CATRINA style MAKE UP. It’ll be lots of fun. More details in the next couple of days. We will be having a press release Friday Oct. 6th in Chapala. Members of the Chapala municipal
 government, Fundacion Salvati, Rotary Club of Ajijic as well as doctors and patients who’ve witnessed first hand what Fundacion Salvati has and can accomplish with all of our support.
 
You will be able to register starting on Wed. October 4th at the
COMUDE offices in Chapala,
Tepehua Treasures Bazar in San Antonio Tlayacapan &
Chapala Med in Ajijic. The donation to register is
$250 pesos (only $15 USD) per participant with various discounts for teams and those with sponsors. Keep posted for further updates.

 

FUNDACION SALVATI Guadalajara A.C. WEB PAGE

10 facts on polio eradication
Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralyzing mainly children for life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the largest private-public partnership for health, which has reduced polio by 99%. Polio now survives only among the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities, where it stalks the most vulnerable children. The Initiative’s goal is to reach every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
The war on science may soon include a war on vaccines. Donald Trump still publicly expresses the idea that vaccines are associated with autism, which is at odds with the conclusion of the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the NIH, and virtually every other scientific agency in every country that has studied vaccine safety.

 

Now Trump is reportedly forming a “Golden Vaccine Safety Task Force,” ostensibly to make vaccines “safer” and “assure scientific integrity.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental attorney who still openly expresses a belief that vaccines cause autism, is on his list of people under consideration to chair that committee. In this episode, Dr. Paul Offit, an internationally respected authority on vaccine safety, separates vaccine facts from fiction

WAR ON VACCINES AUDIO PODCAST

Local Rotarians to hold a Polio Plus Dinner

The
Rotary Club of Ajijic &
Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting a dinner/fundraiser to benefit POLIO ERADICATION.  Funds raised at this event will be matched 2:1 for each dollar raised by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Check with members of either Rotary club for details and information about the event.

ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC CALENDAR.

Falls in the Elderly: Deadly But Preventable
Despite data indicating that falls among elderly patients remain common, approximately half do not discuss falling with their health care provider, according to findings published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
 
Information from Your Family Doctor Tips for Preventing Falls
HYPERTENSION – HOW TO MANAGE IT ?
Often times we don’t know who to listen to when managing our high blood pressure.
The 2014 Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
, was developed by panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) and was endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians  (AAFP)
DENGUE. LOCAL EPIDEMIC?
DENGUE 2016

There have been an increased number of patients who have tested positive for DENGUE along the Chapala Lakeside area. I can say that for every patient I have seen and tested in my office he/she can refer of at least two other people whom they believe are also infected with DENGUE due to the similarity and severity of their symptoms.  We haven’t received any official word from government health authorities but by many estimates at least one in ten of the local population has been affected. This is certainly the time of year for an increased rise in such infections. Familiarize yourself with the the signs and symptoms and please seek professional medical help if you believe you have contracted  DENGUE.

DENGUE MEDLINE ARTICLE

CHAPALA MED’S NEW LOOK
CHAPALA MED | 333.950.9414|  |
CHAPALAMED.COM
STAY CONNECTED:

 

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