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Take care of your body this spring!

March Is Colorectal Cancer Month

Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) affects millions of Americans and is one of the deadlier forms of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 5% of Americans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Follow these tips and help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer:
  • Visit your doctor and get screened
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat vegetables and whole grains
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce your alcohol intake
At St. Thomas, we provide treatment and preventative care to all our patients. Our mission is to combat the effects of cancer by treating and educating our community. 
Statistic and tips via American Cancer Society
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Take advantage of the St. Thomas patient portal to connect directly with your health providers and fast track your health care process. With the patient portal, you can:
  • Check your lab results
  • Message your providers directly
  • Download lists of available medications
Using the portal, you can view your personal health records whenever and wherever you have access to the Internet. View medical records, receive appointment reminders, and correspond with your doctors with the click of a button. 
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A Number You Should Know

Statistic via American Cancer Society 
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Thank You to Our Partners

St. Thomas Community Health Center would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners. Our partners enable us to work every day to provide affordable, high-quality health care to all those in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. A few of our partners are listed below:

The Latest in New Orleans Health News

"How Long Are You Contagious with the Flu?"

It's shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years. If you are one of the thousands of Americans who are sick with the flu, this one's for you. You've spent the past couple of days cooped up in your house watching bad TV, fighting the fever sweats, and expelling a baffling amount of mucus. As you start to resemble a human being again, you might feel pressure to head back to work. But when is it really OK to return? Many people go back as soon as their symptoms start to resolve, which could be putting your coworkers at risk. Those unpleasant symptoms are actually the result of your immune response battling the flu virus. Take fever for example. Your body starts a fever because the flu virus doesn't grow as well at high temperatures, and some immune cells actually work better. - (National Public Radio)
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