January Community Health Corner

January Community Health Corner

Happy New Year! We are here with a new episode of Community Health Corner! Every month, we discuss new topics full of tips and tricks to help all of us live healthier lives.  

January is cervical cancer awareness month, so we have asked Dr. Bob to speak on cervical cancer prevention. He is going to discuss the importance of getting your HPV vaccine, as well as why routine pap tests are necessary for any person that has a cervix.  

Cozell is going to cover a heavy, but important, topic with you all. Drug abuse affects us all, whether this be directly or indirectly. If you or a loved one suffers from drug addiction, you are not alone, and you do not want to miss the information he is bringing you. 

Being motivated to do anything can be hard sometimes, and in these moments, exercise is the last thing on your mind. Ursula has five tips for you all to use to get motivated to seize the day, and get your daily workout in.  

Finally, Shelby is going to be discussing the protein food group and affordability of different protein sources. After this educational segment, she is going to prepare a pork chop dish that teaches how to marinate, how to pan fry, and how to deglaze.

See Your Doctor

Our general Cervical Cancer educational pamphlet can be downloaded below.

Our HPV vaccine educational pamphlet for parents can be downloaded below.

The Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance policies cover cervical cancer screenings with no cost sharing as a preventative service. If you need assistance signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, contact our sister organization Insure Georgia for personalized assistance here.

Take Care

For more information about how substance abuse influences your brain, check out this explainer video from the Addiction Policy Forum.

Move More

Need some additional help getting motivated, use this compilation of famous motivational quotes as your own personal “hype” video.

Eat Better

The USDA Meat Price spreads can be accessed here.

To form a good marinate, use this combination: 1 part acid + 3 parts fat or oil + seasonings.   Recommended marinade times by food type are listed below.

Food TypeRecommended Marinade Time
Seafood15 to 30 minutes (1-hour max)
Boneless Chicken2 hours
Pork Loin4 hours
Lamb4 to 8 hours
Beef24 hours or more

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