this special day each year we focus on prevention
by emphasizing the simple things we can do to reduce the risk of
many of the most threatening health problems including heart
disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
one preventive measure can help add years to your life. Preventable
diseases take a terrible toll on minority communities.
“Doctor Day” is about bringing people to health care early,
when diseases can be prevented or treated successfully.
It is also about creating awareness, providing information and
motivating our people to make healthier lifestyle choices.
is compelling evidence that race and ethnicity correlate with
persistent, and often increasing health disparities among U.S.
populations; this imbalance demands
notable progress in the overall health of the nation, there are
in the burden of illness and death
experienced by African Americans.
Visit to Health Care Professional
Take a list of your concerns
A description of symptoms
A trusted friend or relative
if you feel fine, it is still important to see your health care
to check for potential problems. Certain
symptoms such as high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels often
do not produce any symptoms until advanced disease has occurred.
a Loved One to the Doctor Day”
is a life project of the
National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
National Headquarters - c/o St. Clare Friary
440 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018-6326
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