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Previously Featured Monthly Health Targets2023-01-23T20:52:59+00:00

Health Legacy Of Cleveland Wants You To… Get The Shots!!!

According to CDC -"Saving Lives": "Protecting People" Dec. 20, 2021 We have the Tools to Fight Omicron Vaccines Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Scientists are currently investigating Omicron, including how protected fully vaccinated people will be against infection, hospitalization, and death. CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older protect themselves from COVID-19 by getting fully vaccinated. CDC recommends that everyone ages 18 years and older should get a booster [...]

December 29th, 2021|

February Is Heart Month

  Health Legacy of Cleveland encourages you to: Be more vigilant than ever about your overall health during the pandemic.  Take up heart-healthy habits like staying active by increasing your daily steps (if medically possible).  Avoid overeating, which can be challenging for people that find themselves working from home.   Eating foods with lower cholesterol and lower sodium are great for your weight loss and also factor into a healthy cardiovascular system.  It is important to get cholesterol and blood pressure screenings on a regular basis. It is also important to understand what your screening results mean in terms of preventing [...]

February 15th, 2022|

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

According to CDC- Colon Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable It is important to note- that the pandemic has illuminated the health disparities in this country. “Overall black males and females have higher incidence and mortality rates with colorectal cancer than other races” -U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Briefs, No. 16 March 2020…includes data from 2016 To prevent Colorectal Cancer-make sure you: Get regular exercise Eat lots of fruits/vegetables Eat high fiber, low fat, and low processed foods Watch your weight and avoid alcohol/tobacco Do screenings listed below at the appropriate ages Read More Information from The Center for Disease Control [...]

March 15th, 2022|


CHECK WHEN YOU SHOULD GET THE SHOT AGAIN! Yes, this is April where the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Health Observances (NHOs) are focusing on the following topics... Minority Health, Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Immunization to improve the health of our nation. Also, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services designates April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  All of these topics are very important to everyone's health and welfare.  However, when looking at the world stage the coronavirus is still causing a major health challenge to loom over the world. Health Legacy of Cleveland, Ohio is encouraging everyone [...]

April 18th, 2022|

June is Men’s Health Month

Men… Take Control of Your Health …Get Screened! According to Cleveland Clinic…for many reasons, men are much less likely than women to seek medical care, sometimes causing harmful delays in diagnosis and treatment. Many of the major health risks that men face, like diabetes, prostate cancer or heart disease can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. (ref.1). It is important to note that a Cleveland Clinic Survey (2019) stated that men in general will do almost anything they can to avoid screenings. (ref.2) One of your male family members or neighbors might be building a patio this [...]

May 28th, 2022|

September is Health Awareness Month

Continue To Get The Shot/safety Around Back To School! September is a month dedicated to impacting many health challenges: Everyone should continue getting vaccinated and getting booster shots to prevent the Coronavirus. The American Cancer recognizes the month of September as prevention month for the below diseases: Childhood Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecological Cancer, and Blood Cancer... American Cancer Society® - - Official Site Everyone should also think about a myriad of safety factors as children and staffs head back to school including vaccinations to prevent childhood diseases and the Coronavirus in all populations. National Health Observances (NHOs) is raising [...]

November 14th, 2022|

February is Black History Month and Heart Month

Black History and Black Health are closely related: Health Legacy of Cleveland would like to pause and recognize February as Black History Month and February as Heart Month.  Because of the ongoing struggle for Health Equity in United States, Black History and Black Health are closely related.   The Center for Disease Control acknowledges that African Americans ages 18-49 are 2 times as likely to die from heart disease than whites.[1] Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States of America.  During the height of the pandemic in 2020, there were significantly higher number of deaths [...]

January 31st, 2023|


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