Patient Education
 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the American Cancer Society, 2012 will bring 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States. In addition, 63,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (the earliest form of breast cancer). At this time, the chance of a woman having breast cancer is 1 in 8. Breast Cancer death rates are decreasing, probably as a result of finding cancer earlier and due to the accesibility of better treatment. Mammography is the best screening tool used today to find breast cancer.

Early Detection Saves Lives!
Contact Raleigh Radiology at 919-877-5400 to schedule your mammogram today!


 AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH!

Shots can prevent infectious diseases like measles, diphtheria, and rubella. But people in the U.S. still die from these and other vaccine-preventable diseases. It's important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Are you unsure about what immunizations you or your children should be up to date on? Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for age specific information about vaccines and immunizations.


JUNE IS MIGRAINE AWARENESS MONTH!

For more information on migraine management visit the National Headache Foundation's website at www.headache.org. On the website you can find great information on how to have fewer, shorter and more tolerable headaches. You can also donate to their cause and learn about their upcoming events.

Don't forget to attend our FREE educational discussion on migraine management on Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The discussion will be led by a Neurologist by the name of Mitch Freedman, MD. It will be held in the lobby of our family medical practice located at 3500 Bush Street in Raleigh. We hope to see you there!


May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

For information regarding this topic visit The National Institute of Mental Heath website. The NIMH page is a great educational resource where you can find information regarding research and funding, current news related to mental health, outreach opportunities, and more! If you have questions or feel that you may be suffering from a mental health disorder, contact your doctor today!