Archive for March, 2015

Event Recap: Strollin’ Colon

March 23, 2015 | Event

In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness month, LeBauer HealthCare is hosting two free events in the Greensboro, NC, area this March. On Saturday, March 21, the first event, Strollin’ Colon, was held at Friendly Shopping Center to promote colon cancer prevention and to raise awareness of this prevalent disease.

The Strollin’ Colon event featured:

  • A walk-through tour of an interactive, 12-foot inflatable colon
  • Information on colon cancer prevention
  • Raffles and giveaways
  • Healthy eating cooking demonstrations
  • Onsite doctors to answer questions about colon cancer
  • Q&A with a board-certified Oncology Registered Dietitian
  • Fun activities for kids

LeBauer’s own Dr. Jacobs said of the event, “The Strollin’ Colon was a very nice event with a great turnout. The Friendly Shopping Center was a fantastic venue, and the weather was perfect. I spoke with at least 15-20 guests. Some were colon cancer survivors, and others had questions about when they personally should begin colon cancer screening.”

Get Tested Today

According to the CDC, Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., for both men and women. If you would like to learn more about what you can do to prevent colon cancer, schedule an appointment with one of LeBauer’s expert physicians today by calling 336-547-1745. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. We look forward to seeing you!

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Screen for Life: Celebrities and the CDC

March 16, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

MarchCCAwareness_RotatorMeryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. Some of the most well known celebrities are gracing the screen again, but not in the way you might think.

Screen for Life, a CDC action campaign focused on colorectal cancer awareness, is using celebrities to draw attention to getting screened for colon cancer. Through videos, infographics and magazines the CDC is working to reach men and women 50 years or older who are not regularly getting screened. Colon cancer can be prevented when caught early, by simply removing polyps before they even become cancer.

The CDC is not only providing celebrity testimonies but personal screening stories as well. Print materials including fact sheets, brochures and posters are also available so that you can help spread the word to friends, family and co-workers.  Help stop colon cancer in its tracks by getting regular screenings and sharing your story with others.

Schedule Your Screening

Ready to schedule your screening today? Schedule your appointment for a colonoscopy screening with LeBauer HealthCare today by calling 336-547-1745.

Don’t forget! LeBauer Healthcare and Cone Health are holding two free events! On March 21, visit the Strollin’ Colon event at Whole Foods in the Friendly Shopping Center and on March 23 hear from clinical experts in the Armfield Auditorium at Wesley Long Hospital.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Brain Awareness

March 9, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

Brain signs and symptoms aren’t always sudden and may be hard for you and your caregiver to understand and deal with.  Some neurologic conditions develop over years and others can happen in a few short minutes.  Recognizing changes in behavior and other signs and symptoms may lead to early detection and treatment that can be a life saver!

During Brain Awareness Week and walks for Epilepsy this month, LeBauer Neurology wants you and your caregiver to know What We Treat and trust in us for your care!  Don’t wait another minute!  Make an appointment today!

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Pulmonary Rehab Week

March 9, 2015 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

Sending a BIG “Thank You” during Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week to the LeBauer Pulmonary Physicians and Staff who help patients breathe easier!  Clearing the air for a number of breathing issues ranging from sleep problems and allergies to other acute and chronic problems.

Respiratory illnesses are treated by professional staff and doctors, including Specialists, dedicated to exceptional care at LeBauer Pulmonary.  Schedule your appointment today  and start breathing easier now!

 

 

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With Age Comes Wisdom: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 9, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

Colon Cancer Awareness - Fast FactsThe big 5-0. Being told you’re “over the hill” may make you cringe, but getting screened for colon cancer shouldn’t. With the CDC sharing that more than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older, getting screened can be one of the best birthday presents you could give yourself.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and over the next three weeks, we will be sharing the information you need to know. In Greensboro, two free awareness events will occur during the month along with weekly blog posts. We are working to raise awareness of colon cancer and make sure that you and your loved ones get to enjoy many years of being “over the hill.”

Fast Facts to Remember

With new statistics and studies about colon cancer released regularly, it can be difficult to find the exact information you need. Here are a few fast facts from the CDC that can help you stay up to date and informed:

  • Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people age 50 and older.
  • Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include—
    • Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement)
    • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away
    • Losing weight and you don’t know why
  • These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you have any of them, see your doctor.
  • Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing colorectal cancer. If you think you may be at high risk, talk to your doctor about when and how often to get tested.
  • There are several screening test options. Talk with your doctor about which is right for you.
    • Colonoscopy (every 10 years)
    • High-sensitivity fecal occult blood test (FOBT), stool test, or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) (every year)
    • Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years, with FOBT every three years)
Schedule Your Screening

In partnership with Cone Health, we look forward to seeing you at the two upcoming events during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule your appointment for a colonoscopy screening today by calling 336-547-1745. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. We look forward to seeing you!

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Prevent the Fight, Before it Begins – Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 3, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

MarchCCAwareness_RotatorIf someone told you that you could start preventing colon cancer today, would you do it?

During the month of March, LeBauer HealthCare is working to drive awareness to this disease and help kickstart the best ways to begin prevention.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., for both men and women. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month encourages prevention, detection and early treatment of colon cancer. As we highlighted last week, be sure to check out both of the upcoming Cone Health free events around Greensboro during the month of March.

Get Started Today!

Along with visiting these great events, the CDC provides several suggestions on how to ensure you are working to prevent colon cancer.

Here are a few things you can do to take a stand to prevent colon cancer:

LeBauer Healthcare offers open access colonoscopy screenings, with no preliminary office visit needed. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for an open access colonoscopy, or if you have any questions, please call us at 336-547-1745.

Protect and Prevent

Ready to begin the fight for prevention? We invite you to join us at our two upcoming events or come in for a colonoscopy screening. Schedule your appointment today by calling 336-547-1745. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. We look forward to seeing you!

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