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May is Mental Health Month

1 in 5 Adults if affected by Mental Health.  “Mental Illness is a disease of the brain that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and routines” (2015). There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Although society is more aware of the reality of mental health conditions, there is still a stigma surrounding these disorders.  During the month of May, we raise awareness of mental health conditions and show our support for those suffering.  Visit http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Month for more information and to get involved!

“What Is Mental Illness? – Mental Health Association in Forsyth County.” Mental Health Association in Forsyth County. Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.

April is National Interprofessional Health Care Month!

An interprofessional health care team is  when healthcare providers work with people from within their own profession, with people outside their profession and with patients and their families toward a common  goal—providing the highest level of quality care to our patients.  Here at Cross Valley Health & Medicine, we celebrate this collaboration.  Our Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, Medical Assistants, and Administrative Staff work together each day to meet our patients’, families’, and community health needs.  This month, make sure to thank all of your care providers for the work they do together, to provide you with safe, high quality care!

World TB Day is March 24th!

Many people in the US still suffer from tuberculosis (TB) even though it is a preventable and curable disease in its early stages.  Today, we unite to raise awareness about this disease and fight to find a cure for latent TB.  Visit the CDC website for more information.

January is Thyroid Awareness Month!

The month of January is Thyroid Awareness Month!  Your thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your neck and has so many important functions.  This gland produces thyroid hormone, which controls nearly every cell and organ in your body!  When not enough or too much of this hormone is produced, your body cannot function properly.  If your thyroid isn’t working, neither are you.  Thyroid conditions effect more than 30 million Americans, making it more common that diabetes or heart disease!  The best way to detect thyroid disease is to ask your Provider to test your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels.  For more information about thyroid disease and the organization that helps spread awareness, visit http://www.thyroidawareness.com/about-your-thyroid.