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Awareness

July 2017

Summer Tips!

As the heat of the summer steams up there are so many delicious ways to stay healthy! The Lebanon Valley is filled with countless local produce. Visit your favorite farmer’s market and explore other ways to eat light, healthy and stay active in these helpful sights:

http://​makinghealtheasier​.org/​g​o​l​i​ght

http://​www​.fruitsandveggiesmorematters​.org/​r​e​t​h​i​n​k​-​y​o​u​r​-​s​u​m​m​e​r​-​s​n​a​c​k​-​r​o​u​t​ine

June 2017

Men’s Health Month

Did you know that LFHS isn’t just for the ladies???? We have lots of services for the guys too. FREE STI and testicular cancer screenings, FREE condoms, physicals, drug screenings and for the dads, our fantastic WIC program! Get more information on how to keep the men in our lives healthy!

http://​www​.menshealthnetwork​.org/

http://​www​.prostatehealthguide​.com/

May 2017

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

LFHS has always been a community leader in the area of teen pregnancy prevention for Lebanon County.  In the past 20 years, the teen pregnancy rate has declined 46% in Lebanon County!  This is a public health success story!  This month we celebrate the partnerships we have in the community that helped make this happen.  In May, LFHS, along with our friends in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support Network, will be launching a brand new website!  This website is designed to help parents, teens and professionals connect to the resources available in our community to educate and create awareness around this important issue.  This resource is also there to assist teen parents in finding the vital services they need to have healthy pregnancies and care for their children.  The site will be publicly launched on May 8 at The Lebanon County Council of Human Service Agencies luncheon.  Also, hear more about it on WQIC (100.1) at 7:15am on May 11.

Women’s Health Month

For over 40 years, LFHS has been a leader in the area of women’s health.  This month we celebrate women’s health month with free giveaways at the Lebanon Valley Mall.  Come out and visit us!  Other great resources on women’s health are:

www.womenshealth.gov

The “Turquoise Takeover” and “World No Tobacco” Day

At LFHS we celebrate “No Tobacco” everyday!  However, during the week of May 12-16 our waiting room will turn turquoise in recognition of “Women’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month”.  Join us for the Turquoise Takeover as we educate our clients and patients about lung health.  The month will be concluded with recognizing “World No Tobacco” day on May 31.

April 2017

STI Awareness Month

Every year there are 19 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Left untreated, STIs can cause cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, pregnancy prob­lems, widespread infection to other parts of the body, organ damage, and even death.   For more information on STI treatment and prevention, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.  If you are at risk, now is the time to get tested and treated.

March 2017

National Nutrition Month

This year our WIC program is promoting the WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) program.  We are out in the community talking with children and parents about the importance of physical activity and a nutrient dense diet.  We offer fun presentations  and show families the benefits of the WIC program.  For a WE CAN program, call 273-6741 ext. 310.  Also, learn more about all the things WIC does for families. From it’s fantastic Education Programs to providing healthy foodbreastfeeding support and making referrals for healthcare, WIC wins!

February 2017

Cover your lover!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  February is National Condom Month.  As part of this awareness month we advocate for the responsible use of condoms in order to stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s).  Protect yourself and your partner.  LFHS is giving out FREE condoms all month (and every month!) to anyone who wants them.  While you are here you can also get FREE testing for STIs.  For more information on how condoms can reduce your risk of infection visit:

American Sexual Health Association

 The Heart Truth!

We have a heart every day at LFHS.  During the month of February we recognize the importance of heart health for women.  Every year, along with women across the country, our staff raises money for the American Heart Association on national “Go Red For Women” day (February 3, 2017).  The nationwide efforts have paid off.  Today, 23% more Americans now realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women.  Now more than ever, women have now begun taking an active role in ensuring their heart health.  For example:

•37% are losing weight

•  43% are checking their cholesterol

• more than 50% exercise more

• 60% have improved their diets

• 33% have developed heart health plans with their doctor.

For more information on women’s heart health, visit:

The Heart Truth-A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

January 2017

Cervical Health Awareness Month

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LEBANON FAMILY HEALTH!  As we begin a new year and start our list of New Year’s Resolutions, be sure to add getting an annual gynecological exam to the list.  January is national Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.  For more information on cervical health, visit:

http://www.nccc-online.org/

National Folic Acid Awareness

Proper nutrition during pregnancy, including folic acid supplements is the most effective way of reducing the risk of birth defects in a newborn infant.  During the month of January we encourage women who plan on getting pregnant to begin taking folic acid supplements.  For morn information visit:

http://www.folicacidinfo.org/

Healthy Weight Week (January 19-25)

Did you eat too many cookies over the holidays?!?!?  Then it’s time to get back on track and loose those extra few pounds put on over the holidays, but don’t fall for all the “quackery” diets out there!  Need some help?  Visit:

http://www.healthyweightnetwork.com/

December 2016

On December 1 of every year we recognize “World AIDS Day”. Since the advent of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, public awareness, scientific research and medical advances have come a long way. While AIDS remains a prominent threat and has been identified as one of the most destructive pandemics in world history, public health experts can embrace the progress that has been made. The challenge for our current generation, a generation that has never known a world without AIDS, is to continue the efforts of awareness, prevention and medical research. At LFHS we do free and confidential testing for HIV/AIDS and encourage our community to support awareness efforts. Visit the following websites for more information:

http://​www​.aidsalliance​.org/

http://​www​.worldaidscampaign​.org/

November 2016

Every day at LFHS we work with our community to finally “kick the butt” for good! However, in the month of November, the national “Great American Smoke out” is the time we come together as a country to take action. At LFHS we are working with businesses in the community to implement a Freedom From Smoking program. If your place of business is interested in beginning a class, contact us at 273‑6741. In the meantime, learn more about kicking the butt at:

http://​www​.lung​.org/​s​t​o​p​-​s​m​o​k​i​ng/

October 2016

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When LFHS first opens our doors in 1973, one of our primary missions was to combat breast cancer. Today, our mission has not changed. We see countless women each day in order to detect breast cancer at its early and most treatable stages. We also work with women to teach them about how to detect breast cancer in a breast self exams (BSE) and how to access quality health information regarding cancer detection. For more information, visit:

www​.nbcam​.org

www​.komen​.org

Let’s Talk Month

Since the early 1990’s the national teen pregnancy rate has drastically declined. In fact, it has declined 46% in Lebanon County. A great reason to celebrate the accomplishments of the work done at Lebanon Family Health Services! However, we did not do it alone. Through the combined efforts of parents, schools and community partnerships we have been able to make great strides in this public health challenge. We still have work to do though and parents play a vital role. In fact, teens site parents (not peers) as being their biggest influence regarding issues of sexuality. This month we bring awareness to the importance of parents talking to teens about sexual decision making. For information and resources please visit:

The National Campaign for the prevention of teen pregnancy’s parent’s page

September 2016

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Obesity is a major national epidemic. At the present time, 33% of adults and 17% of children are obese. As a result, we have seen an increase in a range of obesity related illnesses including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Curtailing this national epidemic is dependent upon learning healthy eating habits at a young age. The eating habits a child learns in their childhood and teen years are typically the ones that they continue to practice into adulthood. Teaching kids how to eat healthy at a young age is vital. At LFHS we work with our clients on a daily basis plan and prepare healthy ways of eating. Along with national Childhood Obesity Awareness Month will are also recognizing National Fruit and Veggie Month. For more information visit:

www​.fitness​.gov

www​.fruitsandveggiesmatter​.gov

www​.movingtothefuture​.org

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

For over 40 years, women in Lebanon county have come to us as a trusted place to learn about their most personal reproductive needs. This month we encourage women to learn more about Ovarian Cancer and visit:

www​.ovarian​.org

August 2016

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

At Lebanon Family Health, we honor breastfeeding every day with our Peer Breastfeeding Counselor Program. Breastfed babies thrive in many ways. They have less ear infections, less allergies and pose less of a risk of getting diabetes. Find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding!

http://​www​.womenshealth​.gov/​b​r​e​a​s​t​f​e​e​d​i​ng/

July 2016

Summer Tips!

As the heat of the summer steams up there are so many delicious ways to stay healthy! The Lebanon Valley is filled with countless local produce. Visit your favorite farmer’s market and explore other ways to eat light, healthy and stay active in these helpful sights:

http://​makinghealtheasier​.org/​g​o​l​i​ght

http://​www​.fruitsandveggiesmorematters​.org/​r​e​t​h​i​n​k​-​y​o​u​r​-​s​u​m​m​e​r​-​s​n​a​c​k​-​r​o​u​t​ine

June 2016

Men’s Health Month

Did you know that LFHS isn’t just for the ladies???? We have lots of services for the guys too. FREE STI and testicular cancer screenings, FREE condoms, physicals, drug screenings and for the dads, our fantastic WIC program! Get more information on how to keep the men in our lives healthy!

http://​www​.menshealthnetwork​.org/

http://​www​.prostatehealthguide​.com/

May 2016

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

LFHS has always been a community leader in the area of teen pregnancy prevention for Lebanon County.  In the past 20 years, the teen pregnancy rate has declined 46% in Lebanon County!  This is a public health success story!  This month we celebrate the partnerships we have in the community that helped make this happen.  In May, LFHS, along with our friends in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support Network, will be launching a brand new website!  This website is designed to help parents, teens and professionals connect to the resources available in our community to educate and create awareness around this important issue.  This resource is also there to assist teen parents in finding the vital services they need to have healthy pregnancies and care for their children.  The site will be publicly launched on May 8 at The Lebanon County Council of Human Service Agencies luncheon.  Also, hear more about it on WQIC (100.1) at 7:15am on May 11.

Women’s Health Month

For over 40 years, LFHS has been a leader in the area of women’s health.  This month we celebrate women’s health month with free giveaways at the Lebanon Valley Mall.  Come out and visit us!  Other great resources on women’s health are:

www.womenshealth.gov

The “Turquoise Takeover” and “World No Tobacco” Day

At LFHS we celebrate “No Tobacco” everyday!  However, during the week of May 12-16 our waiting room will turn turquoise in recognition of “Women’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month”.  Join us for the Turquoise Takeover as we educate our clients and patients about lung health.  The month will be concluded with recognizing “World No Tobacco” day on May 31.

April 2016

STI Awareness Month

Every year there are 19 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Left untreated, STIs can cause cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, pregnancy prob­lems, widespread infection to other parts of the body, organ damage, and even death.   For more information on STI treatment and prevention, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.  If you are at risk, now is the time to get tested and treated.

March 2016

National Nutrition Month

This year our WIC program is promoting the WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) program.  We are out in the community talking with children and parents about the importance of physical activity and a nutrient dense diet.  We offer fun presentations  and show families the benefits of the WIC program.  For a WE CAN program, call 273-6741 ext. 310.  Also, learn more about all the things WIC does for families. From it’s fantastic Education Programs to providing healthy foodbreastfeeding support and making referrals for healthcare, WIC wins!

February 2016

Cover your lover!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  February is National Condom Month.  As part of this awareness month we advocate for the responsible use of condoms in order to stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s).  Protect yourself and your partner.  LFHS is giving out FREE condoms all month (and every month!) to anyone who wants them.  While you are here you can also get FREE testing for STIs.  For more information on how condoms can reduce your risk of infection visit:

American Sexual Health Association

The Heart Truth!

We have a heart every day at LFHS.  During the month of February we recognize the importance of heart health for women.  Every year, along with women across the country, our staff raises money for the American Heart Association on national “Go Red For Women” day (February 7, 2014).  The nationwide efforts have paid off.  Today, 23% more Americans now realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women.  Now more than ever, women have now begun taking an active role in ensuring their heart health.  For example:

•37% are losing weight

•  43% are checking their cholesterol

• more than 50% exercise more

• 60% have improved their diets

• 33% have developed heart health plans with their doctor.

For more information on women’s heart health, visit:

The Heart Truth-A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

January 2016

Cervical Health Awareness Month

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LEBANON FAMILY HEALTH!  As we begin a new year and start our list of New Year’s Resolutions, be sure to add getting an annual gynecological exam to the list.  January is national Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.  For more information on cervical health, visit:

http://www.nccc-online.org/

National Folic Acid Awareness

Proper nutrition during pregnancy, including folic acid supplements is the most effective way of reducing the risk of birth defects in a newborn infant.  During the month of January we encourage women who plan on getting pregnant to begin taking folic acid supplements.  For morn information visit:

http://www.folicacidinfo.org/

Healthy Weight Week (January 19-25)

Did you eat too many cookies over the holidays?!?!?  Then it’s time to get back on track and loose those extra few pounds put on over the holidays, but don’t fall for all the “quackery” diets out there!  Need some help?  Visit:

http://www.healthyweightnetwork.com/

December 2015

On December 1 of every year we recognize “World AIDS Day”. Since the advent of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, public awareness, scientific research and medical advances have come a long way. While AIDS remains a prominent threat and has been identified as one of the most destructive pandemics in world history, public health experts can embrace the progress that has been made. The challenge for our current generation, a generation that has never known a world without AIDS, is to continue the efforts of awareness, prevention and medical research. At LFHS we do free and confidential testing for HIV/AIDS and encourage our community to support awareness efforts. Visit the following websites for more information:

http://​www​.aidsalliance​.org/

http://​www​.worldaidscampaign​.org/

November 2015

Every day at LFHS we work with our community to finally “kick the butt” for good! However, in the month of November, the national “Great American Smoke out” is the time we come together as a country to take action. At LFHS we are working with businesses in the community to implement a Freedom From Smoking program. If your place of business is interested in beginning a class, contact us at 273‑6741. In the meantime, learn more about kicking the butt at:

http://​www​.lung​.org/​s​t​o​p​-​s​m​o​k​i​ng/

October 2015

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When LFHS first opens our doors in 1973, one of our primary missions was to combat breast cancer. Today, our mission has not changed. We see countless women each day in order to detect breast cancer at its early and most treatable stages. We also work with women to teach them about how to detect breast cancer in a breast self exams (BSE) and how to access quality health information regarding cancer detection. For more information, visit:

www​.nbcam​.org

www​.komen​.org

Let’s Talk Month

Since the early 1990’s the national teen pregnancy rate has drastically declined. In fact, it has declined 46% in Lebanon County. A great reason to celebrate the accomplishments of the work done at Lebanon Family Health Services! However, we did not do it alone. Through the combined efforts of parents, schools and community partnerships we have been able to make great strides in this public health challenge. We still have work to do though and parents play a vital role. In fact, teens site parents (not peers) as being their biggest influence regarding issues of sexuality. This month we bring awareness to the importance of parents talking to teens about sexual decision making. For information and resources please visit:

The National Campaign for the prevention of teen pregnancy’s parent’s page

September 2015

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Obesity is a major national epidemic. At the present time, 33% of adults and 17% of children are obese. As a result, we have seen an increase in a range of obesity related illnesses including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Curtailing this national epidemic is dependent upon learning healthy eating habits at a young age. The eating habits a child learns in their childhood and teen years are typically the ones that they continue to practice into adulthood. Teaching kids how to eat healthy at a young age is vital. At LFHS we work with our clients on a daily basis plan and prepare healthy ways of eating. Along with national Childhood Obesity Awareness Month will are also recognizing National Fruit and Veggie Month. For more information visit:

www​.fitness​.gov

www​.fruitsandveggiesmatter​.gov

www​.movingtothefuture​.org

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

For over 40 years, women in Lebanon county have come to us as a trusted place to learn about their most personal reproductive needs. This month we encourage women to learn more about Ovarian Cancer and visit:

www​.ovarian​.org

August 2015

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

At Lebanon Family Health, we honor breastfeeding every day with our Peer Breastfeeding Counselor Program. Breastfed babies thrive in many ways. They have less ear infections, less allergies and pose less of a risk of getting diabetes. Find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding!

http://​www​.womenshealth​.gov/​b​r​e​a​s​t​f​e​e​d​i​ng/

July 2015

Summer Tips!

As the heat of the summer steams up there are so many delicious ways to stay healthy! The Lebanon Valley is filled with countless local produce. Visit your favorite farmer’s market and explore other ways to eat light, healthy and stay active in these helpful sights:

http://​makinghealtheasier​.org/​g​o​l​i​ght

http://​www​.fruitsandveggiesmorematters​.org/​r​e​t​h​i​n​k​-​y​o​u​r​-​s​u​m​m​e​r​-​s​n​a​c​k​-​r​o​u​t​ine

June 2015

Men’s Health Month

Did you know that LFHS isn’t just for the ladies???? We have lots of services for the guys too. FREE STI and testicular cancer screenings, FREE condoms, physicals, drug screenings and for the dads, our fantastic WIC program! Get more information on how to keep the men in our lives healthy!

http://​www​.menshealthnetwork​.org/

http://​www​.prostatehealthguide​.com/

May 2015

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

LFHS has always been a community leader in the area of teen pregnancy prevention for Lebanon County.  In the past 20 years, the teen pregnancy rate has declined 46% in Lebanon County!  This is a public health success story!  This month we celebrate the partnerships we have in the community that helped make this happen.  In May, LFHS, along with our friends in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support Network, will be launching a brand new website!  This website is designed to help parents, teens and professionals connect to the resources available in our community to educate and create awareness around this important issue.  This resource is also there to assist teen parents in finding the vital services they need to have healthy pregnancies and care for their children.  The site will be publicly launched on May 8 at The Lebanon County Council of Human Service Agencies luncheon.  Also, hear more about it on WQIC (100.1) at 7:15am on May 11.

Women’s Health Month

For over 40 years, LFHS has been a leader in the area of women’s health.  This month we celebrate women’s health month with free giveaways at the Lebanon Valley Mall.  Come out and visit us!  Other great resources on women’s health are:

www.womenshealth.gov

The “Turquoise Takeover” and “World No Tobacco” Day

At LFHS we celebrate “No Tobacco” everyday!  However, during the week of May 12-16 our waiting room will turn turquoise in recognition of “Women’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month”.  Join us for the Turquoise Takeover as we educate our clients and patients about lung health.  The month will be concluded with recognizing “World No Tobacco” day on May 31.

April 2015

STI Awareness Month

Every year there are 19 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Left untreated, STIs can cause cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, pregnancy prob­lems, widespread infection to other parts of the body, organ damage, and even death.   For more information on STI treatment and prevention, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.  If you are at risk, now is the time to get tested and treated.

March 2015

National Nutrition Month

This year our WIC program is promoting the WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) program.  We are out in the community talking with children and parents about the importance of physical activity and a nutrient dense diet.  We offer fun presentations  and show families the benefits of the WIC program.  For a WE CAN program, call 273-6741 ext. 310.  Also, learn more about all the things WIC does for families. From it’s fantastic Education Programs to providing healthy foodbreastfeeding support and making referrals for healthcare, WIC wins!

February 2015

Cover your lover!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  February is National Condom Month.  As part of this awareness month we advocate for the responsible use of condoms in order to stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s).  Protect yourself and your partner.  LFHS is giving out FREE condoms all month (and every month!) to anyone who wants them.  While you are here you can also get FREE testing for STIs.  For more information on how condoms can reduce your risk of infection visit:

American Sexual Health Association

The Heart Truth!

We have a heart every day at LFHS.  During the month of February we recognize the importance of heart health for women.  Every year, along with women across the country, our staff raises money for the American Heart Association on national “Go Red For Women” day (February 7, 2014).  The nationwide efforts have paid off.  Today, 23% more Americans now realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women.  Now more than ever, women have now begun taking an active role in ensuring their heart health.  For example:

•37% are losing weight

•  43% are checking their cholesterol

• more than 50% exercise more

• 60% have improved their diets

• 33% have developed heart health plans with their doctor.

For more information on women’s heart health, visit:

The Heart Truth-A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

January 2015

Cervical Health Awareness Month

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LEBANON FAMILY HEALTH!  As we begin a new year and start our list of New Year’s Resolutions, be sure to add getting an annual gynecological exam to the list.  January is national Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.  For more information on cervical health, visit:

http://www.nccc-online.org/

National Folic Acid Awareness

Proper nutrition during pregnancy, including folic acid supplements is the most effective way of reducing the risk of birth defects in a newborn infant.  During the month of January we encourage women who plan on getting pregnant to begin taking folic acid supplements.  For morn information visit:

http://www.folicacidinfo.org/

Healthy Weight Week (January 19-25)

Did you eat too many cookies over the holidays?!?!?  Then it’s time to get back on track and loose those extra few pounds put on over the holidays, but don’t fall for all the “quackery” diets out there!  Need some help?  Visit:

http://www.healthyweightnetwork.com/

December 2014

On December 1 of every year we recognize “World AIDS Day”.  Since the advent of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, public awareness, scientific research and medical advances have come a long way.  While AIDS remains a prominent threat and has been identified as one of the most destructive pandemics in world history, public health experts can embrace the progress that has been made.  The challenge for our current generation, a generation that has never known a world without AIDS, is to continue the efforts of awareness, prevention and medical research.  At LFHS we do free and confidential testing for HIV/AIDS and encourage our community to support awareness efforts.  Visit the following websites for more information:

http://www.aidsalliance.org/

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/

 

November 2014

Every day at LFHS we work with our community to finally “kick the butt” for good!  However, in the month of November, the national “Great American Smoke out” is the time we come together as a country to take action.  At LFHS we are working with businesses in the community to implement a Freedom From Smoking program.  If your place of business is interested in beginning a class, contact us at 273-6741.  In the meantime, learn more about kicking the butt at:

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/

October 2014

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When LFHS first opens our doors in 1973, one of our primary missions was to combat breast cancer.  Today, our mission has not changed.  We see countless women each day in order to detect breast cancer at its early and most treatable stages.  We also work with women to teach them about how to detect breast cancer in a breast self exams (BSE) and how to access quality health information regarding cancer detection.  For more information, visit:

www.nbcam.org

www.komen.org

Let’s Talk Month

Since the early 1990’s the national teen pregnancy rate has drastically declined.  In fact, it has declined 46% in Lebanon County.  A great reason to celebrate the accomplishments of the work done at Lebanon Family Health Services!  However, we did not do it alone.  Through the combined efforts of parents, schools and community partnerships we have been able to make great strides in this public health challenge.  We still have work to do though and parents play a vital role.  In fact, teens site parents (not peers) as being their biggest influence regarding issues of sexuality.  This month we bring awareness to the importance of parents talking to teens about sexual decision making.  For information and resources please visit:

The National Campaign for the prevention of teen pregnancy’s parent’s page

 

 

September 2014

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Obesity is a major national epidemic. At the present time, 33% of adults and 17% of children are obese. As a result, we have seen an increase in a range of obesity related illnesses including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Curtailing this national epidemic is dependent upon learning healthy eating habits at a young age. The eating habits a child learns in their childhood and teen years are typically the ones that they continue to practice into adulthood. Teaching kids how to eat healthy at a young age is vital. At LFHS we work with our clients on a daily basis plan and prepare healthy ways of eating. Along with national Childhood Obesity Awareness Month will are also recognizing National Fruit and Veggie Month. For more information visit:

www​.fitness​.gov

www​.fruitsandveggiesmatter​.gov

www​.movingtothefuture​.org

 

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

For over 40 years, women in Lebanon county have come to us as a trusted place to learn about their most personal reproductive needs. This month we encourage women to learn more about Ovarian Cancer and visit:

www​.ovarian​.org

August 2014

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

At Lebanon Family Health, we honor breastfeeding every day with our Peer Breastfeeding Counselor Program. Breastfed babies thrive in many ways. They have less ear infections, less allergies and pose less of a risk of getting diabetes. Find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding!

http://​www​.womenshealth​.gov/​b​r​e​a​s​t​f​e​e​d​i​ng/

July 2014

Summer Tips!

As the heat of the summer steams up there are so many delicious ways to stay healthy!  The Lebanon Valley is filled with countless local produce.  Visit your favorite farmer’s market and explore other ways to eat light, healthy and stay active in these helpful sights:

http://makinghealtheasier.org/golight

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/rethink-your-summer-snack-routine

If you want an even more convenient way to get great local produce than look no further than LFHS!  Our WIC program is hosting a weekly farmer’s market every Monday in July inside the WIC office:

  • Monday July 7, 1-4
  • Monday July 14, 8-12
  • Monday July 21, 1-4
  • Monday July 28, 8-12

This year our beloved WIC program is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  For more information about the great ways WIC benefits families, visit the site below.  Happy Birthday WIC!

www.wicturns40.org

 

June 2014

Men’s Health Month

Did you know that LFHS isn’t just for the ladies???? We have lots of services for the guys too. FREE STI and testicular cancer screenings, FREE condoms, physicals, drug screenings and for the dads, our fantastic WIC program! Get more information on how to keep the men in our lives healthy!

http://​www​.menshealthnetwork​.org/

http://​www​.prostatehealthguide​.com/

 

National HIV Screening Day (June 27)

At LFHS we believe that knowledge is power! Find out your HIV status. We offer FREE STI/HIV screenings year round, but on June 27 we are making a special effort to inform our community how important it is to know their HIV status. For more information on HIV/AIDS:

http://​hivtest​.cdc​.gov/

May 2014

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

LFHS has always been a community leader in the area of teen pregnancy prevention in Lebanon County.  This month we spread the word about ways parents and community can play their role.  If you have a parent group that is interested in an educational program on how to talk to their children about reproductive health, contact our education department at holly@lebanonfamilyhealth.org For additional information and valuable resources for parents and teens, visit the following websites:

www.advoactesforyouth.com

http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/

http://www.safeteens.org/

Women’s Health Month

For over 40 years, LFHS has been a leader in the area of women’s health.  This month we celebrate women’s health month with free give-aways to all our patients that come through our doors.  We will also be out at the Lebanon Valley Mall two Friday evenings giving out a free gift and spreading a healthy message.  Come out and visit us!  Other great resources on women’s health are:

www.womenshealth.gov

The “Turquoise Takeover” and “World No Tobacco” Day

At LFHS we celebrate “No Tobacco” everyday!  However, during the week of May 12-16 our waiting room will turn turquoise in recognition of “Women’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month”.  Join us for the Turquoise Takeover as we educate our clients and patients about lung health.  The month will be concluded with recognizing “World No Tobacco” day on May 31

April 2014

STI Awareness Month

Every year there are 19 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Left untreated, STIs can cause cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, pregnancy prob­lems, widespread infection to other parts of the body, organ damage, and even death.   For more information on STI treatment and prevention, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.  If you are at risk, now is the time to get tested and treated.  On Thursday April 10, noon-3 LFHS will be holding a FREE walk-in STI clinic.  The first 50 people to attend will receive a $20 gift card.  Call 273-6741 for more information.

March 2014

National Nutrition Month

This year WIC is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary.  LFHS has been a proud provider of the WIC program since the 1980’s.  Learn more about all the things WIC does for families. From it’s fantastic Education Programs, providing healthy foodbreastfeeding support and making referrals for healthcare, WIC wins!

February 2014

Cover your lover!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  February is National Condom Month.  As part of this awareness month we advocate for the responsible use of condoms in order to stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s).  Protect yourself and your partner.  LFHS is giving out FREE condoms all month (and every month!) to anyone who wants them.  While you are here you can also get FREE testing for STIs.  For more information on how condoms can reduce your risk of infection visit:

American Sexual Health Association

The Heart Truth!

We have a heart every day at LFHS.  During the month of February we recognize the importance of heart health for women.  Every year, along with women across the country, our staff raises money for the American Heart Association on national “Go Red For Women” day (February 7, 2014).  The nationwide efforts have paid off.  Today, 23% more Americans now realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women.  Now more than ever, women have now begun taking an active role in ensuring their heart health.  For example:

•37% are losing weight

•  43% are checking their cholesterol

• more than 50% exercise more

• 60% have improved their diets

• 33% have developed heart health plans with their doctor.

For more information on women’s heart health, visit:

The Heart Truth-A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

January 2014

Cervical Health Awareness Month

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LEBANON FAMILY HEALTH!  As we begin a new year and start our list of New Year’s Resolutions, be sure to add getting an annual gynecological exam to the list.  January is national Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.  For more information on cervical health, visit:

http://www.nccc-online.org/

National Folic Acid Awareness

Proper nutrition during pregnancy, including folic acid supplements is the most effective way of reducing the risk of birth defects in a newborn infant.  During the month of January we encourage women who plan on getting pregnant to begin taking folic acid supplements.  For morn information visit:

http://www.folicacidinfo.org/

Healthy Weight Week (January 19-25)

Did you eat too many cookies over the holidays?!?!?  Then it’s time to get back on track and loose those extra few pounds put on over the holidays, but don’t fall for all the “quackery” diets out there!  Need some help?  Visit:

http://www.healthyweightnetwork.com/

 

December 2013

On December 1 of every year we recognize “World AIDS Day”.  Since the advent of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, public awareness, scientific research and medical advances have come a long way.  While AIDS remains a prominent threat and has been identified as one of the most destructive pandemics in world history, public health experts can embrace the progress that has been made.  The challenge for our current generation, a generation that has never known a world without AIDS, is to continue the efforts of awareness, prevention and medical research.  At LFHS we do free and confidential testing for HIV/AIDS and encourage our community to support awareness efforts.  Visit the following websites for more information:

http://www.aidsalliance.org/

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/

 

November 2013

Every day at LFHS we work with our community to finally “kick the butt” for good!  However, in the month of November, the national “Great American Smoke out” is the time we come together as a country to take action.  At LFHS we are working with businesses in the community to implement a Freedom From Smoking program.  If your place of business is interested in beginning a class, contact us at 273-6741.  In the meantime, learn more about kicking the butt at:

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/

 

October 2013

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When LFHS first opens our doors in 1973, one of our primary missions was to combat breast cancer.  Today, our mission has not changed.  We see countless women each day in order to detect breast cancer at its early and most treatable stages.  We also work with women to teach them about how to detect breast cancer in a breast self exams (BSE) and how to access quality health information regarding cancer detection.  For more information, visit:

www.nbcam.org

www.komen.org

September 2013

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Obesity is a major national epidemic.  At the present time, 33% of adults and 17% of children are obese.  As a result, we have seen an increase in a range of obesity related illnesses including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.  Curtailing this national epidemic is dependent upon learning healthy eating habits at a young age.  The eating habits a child learns in their childhood and teen years are typically the ones that they continue to practice into adulthood.  Teaching kids how to eat healthy at a young age is vital.  At LFHS we work with our clients on a daily basis plan and prepare healthy ways of eating.  Along with national Childhood Obesity Awareness Month will are also recognizing National Fruit and Veggie Month.  For more information visit:

www.fitness.gov

www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov

www.movingtothefuture.org

 

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

For over 40 years, women in Lebanon county have come to us as a trusted place to learn about their most personal reproductive needs.  This month we encourage women to learn more about Ovarian Cancer and visit:

www.ovarian.org

 

August 2013

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

At Lebanon Family Health, we honor breastfeeding every day with  our Peer Breastfeeding Counselor Program.  Breastfed babies thrive in many ways.  They have less ear infections,  less allergies and pose less of a risk of getting diabetes.  Find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding!

http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/

 

July 2013

Summer Tips!

As the heat of the summer steams up there are so many delicious ways to stay healthy!  The Lebanon Valley is filled with countless local produce.  Visit your favorite farmer’s market and explore other ways to eat light, healthy and stay active in these helpful sights:

http://makinghealtheasier.org/golight

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/rethink-your-summer-snack-routine

 

On October 1, 2013 many Pennsylvanians will be able to access affordable healthcare when the state opens up a new marketplace where consumers can shop for affordable health insurance.  Spend the summer learning more about this new opportunity at:

https://www.healthcare.gov/

 

June 2013

Men’s Health Month

Did you know that LFHS isn’t just for the ladies????  We have lots of services for the guys too.  FREE STI and testicular cancer screenings, FREE condoms, physicals, drug screenings and for the dads, our fantastic WIC program!  Get more information on how to keep the men in our lives healthy!

http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/

http://www.prostatehealthguide.com/

 

National HIV Screening Day (June 27)

At LFHS we believe that knowledge is power!  Find out your HIV status.  We offer FREE STI/HIV screenings year round, but on June 27 we are making a special effort to inform our community how important it is to know their HIV status.  For more information on HIV/AIDS:

http://hivtest.cdc.gov/

 

May 2013

Employee Health and Fitness Month

And we’re off!  The folks at LFHS are spending the month walking from Lebanon to Pittsburgh (and hopefully back).  Join us on our walk!  Get fit and stay healthy during the month of May and all through the year!  For more information visit:

www.healthandfitnessmonth.com

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

LFHS has always been a community leader in the area of teen pregnancy prevention in Lebanon County.  This month we spread the word about ways parents and community can play their role.  If you have a parent group that is interested in an educational program on how to talk to their children about reproductive health, contact our education department at holly@lebanonfamilyhealth.org For additional information and valuable resources for parents and teens, visit the following websites:

www.advoactesforyouth.com

http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/

http://www.safeteens.org/

Women’s Health Month

For over 40 years, LFHS has been a leader in the area of women’s health.  This month we celebrate women’s health month with free give-aways to all our patients that come through our doors.  We will also be out at the Lebanon Valley Mall every Friday evening giving out a free gift and spreading a healthy message.  Come out and visit us!  Other great resources on women’s health are:

www.womenshealth.gov

World “No Tobacco” Day-May 31

At LFHS we celebrate “No Tobacco” everyday!  However, on Thursday May 30 5:30-6:30 we will start a new session of our Freedom From Smoking class.  Call 273-6741 to sign up.  For more information, visit our website at: http://lebanonfamilyhealth.org/education/smoking/

April 2013

Glass Slipper Campaign

The “Glass Slipper Campaign” is a campaign to collect gently used prom dresses for local teens to buy at a reduced price.  LFHS is participating in this event by being a drop off site.  If you wish to donate a dress for this campaign, bring it by LFHS during business hours until April 5, 2013.  The sale will take place on Saturday April 6 at the Lebanon Valley Mall.  The Teen Pregnancy Coalition of Lebanon County is working in conjunction with the “Glass Slipper Campaign” to promote a safe prom night.

Community Health Council of Lebanon County

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month

After coming out in record numbers last year for STI testing during STI Awareness month, folks around Lebanon County have come to know LFHS as the trusted source for health information and care regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections.  This year we continue our mission to educate the community and promote testing to prevent the spread of STI’s.  STI testing is available every Friday at our walk-in-clinic and by appointment.  Additionally, testing will be available every Monday through the month of April (9am-4pm).  Call 273-6741 for an appointment.   For more information about STI’s, check out:

The American Sexual Health Association

Safe Teens: STDs

Volunteer Awareness Month

During the month of April, LFHS wants to take the time to thank the countless volunteers that contribute to the successful functioning of our agency.  Without their dedication and support, we wouldn’t be able to serve the nearly 11,000 people a year in Lebanon County.  Their value is priceless!

March 2013

National Nutrition Month

Since 1980, Lebanon Family Health has been the home of the WIC supplemental food program.  For 33 years our WIC program has been meeting the nutritional needs of women, infants and children in Lebanon county.  In fact, 50% of babies born in Lebanon county are a part of our WIC program.  As we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, our WIC program is launching the 5210 campaign.  Our WIC staff has been busy and out in the community letting parents and kids know that each day we need to concentrate on having 5 fruits and vegetables, no more than 2 hours of screen time, at least 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugary beverages each day.  Catch our WIC staff in action promoting the 5210 campaign on Saturday March 9, 2013 at “Healthy Kids Day” hosted by the Lebanon YMCA!  For more information on good nutrition visit the following web resource:

The Academy of Nutrition

National “Kick Butts Day”

It’s time to kick some butt this month!  LFHS has been kicking butts since 2004 when we brought the American Heart Association’s Freedom From Smoking program to Lebanon.  March 20, 2013 is national “Kick Butt” day, a time to quit for good!  Check out our schedule.  The next session of tobacco cessation classes begins March 20 and 21.  Day and evening classes are available.  Our staff will can also be found on March 9, 2013 at “Healthy Kid’s Day” at the Lebanon YMCA.  Kids of all ages can participate in  “smoking bugs me”!  For more information on kids and tobacco, visit:

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

February 2013

Go Red for Women

Happy Valentine’s Day! For 40 years, Lebanon Family Health Services has lived in the hearts of those we serve in the community! On February 1, 2013 we will be recognizing “Go Red for Women” day, a national campaign to raise awareness about the #1 killer of women, heart disease. As our staff all wear red on this day and make donations to the Amrican Heart Association, we encourage you to learn more at:

The American Heart Association
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Condom Awareness Day

Since opening our doors 40 years ago in July of 1973 we have stayed true to protecting the reproductive health of women. As the times changed we evolved with them. When the AIDS epidemic arose in the 1980’s we responded. In 1989 we began a comprehensive AIDS initiative supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We now provide comprehensive education and testing for AIDS and all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). As part of this initiative on February 14, 2013 we recognize “National Condom Awareness Day”. Protect yourself and those you love getting more information at:

American Sexual Health Association

Wise Health Consumer Month

For 40 years, Lebanon Family Health Services has demonstrated our ability to adapt, change and evolve with the changing times. Now more than ever, we see the need to meet our client’s needs by assisting them with understanding the new Healthcare Law (Affordable Care Act). February 2013 is “Wise Health Consumer Month”. In honor of this month, we are providing educational outreach to the community called a Consumer’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act (make this a link to Lunchbox Lessons). Contact us to book a program. There’s a lot of misinformation out there! Stay informed by checking out the following sites:

Kaiser Family Health: Health Reform Source
Healthcare.gov

January 2013

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Lebanon Family Health is proud to announce that 2013 will be our 40th Anniversary Year! For over 40 years, LFHS has been serving the Lebanon community with quality health services. When we opened our doors in July of 1973, our primary mission was to meet the reproductive health needs of women. Today we continue to recognize this primary mission and celebrate “Cervical Cancer Awareness Month” in January 2013. LFHS continues to provide quality healthcare and information regarding this vital health issue. For more information on cervical health, check out:

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Over our 40 year history we have adapted and expanded our services to meet the needs of the Lebanon Community. In July of 1990 we began our prenatal program which still thrives today. As we grow healthy babies here at LFHS we encourage all moms-to-be to do all they can to help prevent birth defects by taking folic acid during pregnancy. January 2013 is “Birth Defects Prevention Month”. For more information on birth defect prevention, check out:

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
National Council on Folic Acid

Megan Beaver

There for a family of 4

I have been on the WIC program for all 4 of my children. They helped me out in a lot of ways…I’m happy we have this program!!!

Read Megan’s story

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On August 16, 9:30-1:30, LFHS will not be able to accept clients for fingerprints and drug screening. 

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    Be The One:  A parenting workshop for building resilient families (birth-age 8)

    August 17, 24, 31 and September 7

    6:30-9pm

     

    Register:  (717) 273-6741 ext. 310

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    Monday 9/11 at 11-12

    Tuesday 9/12 at 1-2

    Wednesday 9/13 at 6-7pm

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