DISTRICT COUNCIL 33 MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM HAS A DEDICATED TELEPHONE LINE JUST FOR DC33 MEMBERS! PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS USEFUL BENEFIT TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENTS!
FANTASTIC NEWS FOR
NO MORE $50-PER-PAY MEDICAL BENEFIT DEDUCTIONS!
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Great news! Jet Dental is coming back to the JFK Medical Center in May!
Schedule your appointment now!
Speak with your provider about the FIT kit or Cologuard, noninvasive colon cancer screening test.
March is National Nutrition Month!
We have a nutritionist on mondays. Speak with your provider and schedule an appointment.
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health.
This Heart Month the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is expanding the reach of the Million Hearts® and CDC Foundation’s “Live to the Beat” campaign, which focuses on encouraging and empowering Black adults ages 35 to 54 to take small steps to reduce their risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
CVD and CVD mortality are increasing in working-age adults, and Black adults are among those bearing the highest burden of CVD and the related health consequences, particularly in the United States. Black adults in the United States die from heart disease at a rate two times higher than White adults.
We encourage individuals, health care and public health professionals, and our partners to help close the disparities gap.
Using the “Live to the Beat” resources, help your family, and friends learn how to control their blood pressure, manage their cholesterol and blood glucose levels, move more, eat healthier, stress less, work with their health care team, and quit smoking.
What Can Adults Do to Maintain Good Oral Health?
You can keep your teeth for your lifetime. Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth.
Drink fluoridated water and brush with fluoride toothpaste.
Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.
Visit your dentist at least once a year, even if you have no natural teeth or have dentures.
Do not use any tobacco products. If you smoke, quit.
Limit alcoholic drinks.
If you have diabetes, work to maintain control of the disease. This will decrease risk for other complications, including gum disease. Treating gum disease may help lower your blood sugar level.
If your medication causes dry mouth, ask your doctor for a different medication that may not cause this condition. If dry mouth cannot be avoided, drink plenty of water, chew sugarless gum, and avoid tobacco products and alcohol.
See your doctor or a dentist if you have sudden changes in taste and smell.
When acting as a caregiver, help older individuals brush and floss their teeth if they are not able to perform these activities independently.
Always take advantage of the pop-up dental clinics made available to you by JFK Medical Center!
988 Crisis Lifeline - Now Live
988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click the image above or the link below to learn more about 988.
District Council 33 also has a Members Assistance Program available to you. You may contact Ms. Rovetta Everett at 215-895-3375 & 215-895-3381.