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September is National Obesity Awareness Month
September is National Obesity Awareness Month
Staying healthy at the start of fall

St. Thomas Now Offers Pharmacy Services

St. Thomas Community Health Center is pleased to offer pharmacy services for all patients. Rather than waiting for days to receive medication from pharmacies that may be far from home, St. Thomas has everything you need at our current medical facilities. Better yet, we also offer medication delivery for those who are unable to travel to the doctor's office. 
Be sure to speak to your provider at your next appointment about having your prescriptions delivered to you.
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September Is National Obesity Awareness Month

A shocking 36% of all adults in Louisiana are classified as obese, making the state rank 6th in the country in obesity rates according to The State of Obesity. Here are a few tips to help you and your loved ones fight the obesity epidemic:
  • Eat a balanced diet, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Exercise on a daily basis.
  • Exclude sugary drinks from your diet.
Preventing obesity starts with education in the home, and it's especially important for parents to teach their children how to cook healthy foods and exercise regularly. 

A Number You Should Know

Statistic via Stateofobesity.org
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Next Month Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

St. Thomas shares in the Susan G. Komen Foundation's vision of a world without breast cancer. Help support breast cancer research by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Fundraise today to help reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. The event will be held Saturday, October 12 in City Park. 

The Latest in New Orleans Health News

"Louisiana gets $9 million to improve student mental health services"

Louisiana has been awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant to expand its mental health services to students to support health development and prevent youth violence, according to the state Education Department Monday (Sept. 17).

Louisiana is receiving a $9 million Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education grant through the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, according to an Education Department news release. In a statement, State Education Superintendent John White said this grant gives Louisiana the opportunity to develop and implement practices to better serve the "social and emotional needs" of students in struggling schools statewide. – Nola.com

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