Health Ministry @ The Pointe' is designed to give current health information, and to remind our community of the importance of taking care of their health.
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[06/10/20] Wellness Wednesday!! It is that time again..Texas Summer🌞 Remember to stay Hydrated, drink plenty of fluids and stay cool..🍦
Dr Rodney Dulin,
Will begin a Sermon Series entitled "COVID Chronicles" on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 10:30am from the Dallas Campus.
Live Broadcast on our church website www.centralpointechurch.org, Facebook Live Central Pointe Church of Christ and Youtube Live http://www.youtube.com/c/CentralPointeCOC
Good Morning Brothers and Sisters. This is another dsy the Lord has blessed us to see.. Here is just a quick reminder of things to do to help protect yourself against COVID-19
1. Wash YOUR Hands for at least 20 seconds..
2. Avoid touching YOUR Face, eyes, nose, etc
3. Social Distancing of 6 feet!!
4. If You are ill...Stay Home!!
5. It is still allergy season, so please cover your sneezes, coughs.. Use a tissue and discard(Do Not save and re-use) and wash Your hands afterwards.
6. Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently!!
The Health Ministry @ The Pointe' loves YOU ALL and wants YOU to be safe!!
E-mail from our Pastor Rodney Dulin~ Reminder
If you are physically attending worship service tomorrow, please remember to spread out and leave space between you and the next worshiper and refrain from hand shaking and hugging. Also, if you are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home and be sure to contact your physician.
1. Please see the attached symptom's comparison chart from our Health Services Ministry.
2. If you are planning to view worship online, the options are listed below:
Go to our page or copy and paste the address below in your search bar:
Search for Central Pointe CoC in Youtube or copy and paste the address below in your search bar::
Central Pointe Church of Christ website:
Go to: www.centralpointechurch.org
Click on the Braodcasting Tab
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[12/25/19] Happy Holidays to All from the Health Ministry at the Pointe'
~Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu~ ~
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. The tips and resources below will help you learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.
Get your family vaccinated: fight flu!
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. There are several flu vaccine options this flu season.
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Hello CPoC Family, it's that time of year again. FLU season is here once again. The Health Ministry @ the Pointe wants to remind each of you to get your Flu vaccine. Most pharmacy's have the vaccine and you can receive it there or as always at your physician's office. More information will be coming regarding the influenza(FLU) virus.. Check back and take care!!!
2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium
[09/12/19] If you missed Wednesday night Class at The Pointe' YOU really missed out!!! It was awesome and we the Health Ministry are concerned about your Spiritual Health as well, come out and get INVOLVED!!! You will Enjoy It!!! Look forward to seeing YOU @ the Pointe'
On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic al-Qaeda militants hijacked four planes. The hijackings occurred from Boston, Newark and Washington airports.
One plane each hit the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York city.
The planes and engulfing firestorm, ultimately brought down both towers.
A third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
The fourth hijacked plane ultimately crashed in a field in Shanksville, PA. Passengers on the plane learned of the fate of the other planes, and unsuccessfully attempted to take back control of the plane from the suicidal the hijackers. Everyone aboard died.
In total, thousands were killed.
We remember and continue to pray for those still suffering from those cruel acts...
Hello Saints, since we are in the middle of another Texas Summer Let's review some important information for safety during this time!!!
Learn How to Avoid Heat-related Illnesses
The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death.
People most at risk include:
Infants and young children, especially if left in hot cars
People 65 and older
People who are ill, have chronic health conditions or are on certain medications
People who are overweight
When the body loses excessive water and salt, usually due to sweating, heat exhaustion can occur. Some signs and symptoms include:
2. Pale, ashen or moist skin
3. Muscle cramps (especially for those working or exercising
outdoors in high temperatures)
4. Fatigue, weakness or exhaustion
5. Headache, dizziness or fainting
6. Nausea or vomiting
7. Rapid heart rate
8. Uncontrolled heat exhaustion can evolve into heat stroke,
so make sure to treat victims quickly:
If you or you see someone with any of these symptoms here is what you should do.
1. Move victims to a shaded or air-conditioned area
2. Give water or other cool, nonalcoholic beverages
3. Apply wet towels, or have victims take a cool shower
4. Monitor and if condition doesn't improve call 911 or go to
During these hot months HYDRATION is extremely important!!!
July is UV Awareness Month
The sun 🌞 emits radiation in three the forms of UV light (UVC, UVA and UVB).
UVC is blocked by the Earth’s ozone layer, but UVA and UVB passes through.
UVA penetrates deeply into the skin and can cause wrinkling or leathering of the skin. 👴🏽
UVB is the type of radiation that causes sunburns.
Exposure to both UVA and UVB are associated with the development of skin cancer, so it is important to protect the skin during exposure to sunlight.
UV radiation is at its highest when and where the sun’s rays are the strongest. This means that UV levels will be highest around noon on a clear sunny day, even more so during the summer months. 🔥(HOT)
UV levels will also be highest near surfaces that reflect sunlight, such as snow or sand, and it’s more pervasive at higher altitudes.
Overexposure to UV radiation can also cause eye cataracts, eye damage, skin aging, growths on the skin, and immune system suppression.
Fortunately, there are measures to minimize the risks that comes with sun exposure.
Block UV light with protective clothing. This includes wearing a hat (preferably wide brimmed) as well as shade-protective clothing. Wear sunglasses 😎 that have label that says protects 99% of UV ray exposure.
Stay in the shade, especially when UV radiation is most intense at midday between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
Choose the right sunscreen and apply it correctly. SPF of at least 15.
When out in the sun, apply at least one ounce (a palmful) of sunscreen every two hours. It should be applied more often when sweating or swimming, even if the sunscreen is waterproof.
Stay away from sources of artificial UV light. There is no such thing as a safe tan.
July 06, 2017 by Suzanne Mahon RN, DNSc, AOCN®, AGN-BC
June is Cataract awareness month- As we age, our vision, just like other parts of our bodies go through changes and one common occurrence is the development of cataracts. Our visual health is also a very important of being healthy and regular eye check ups are very important... If you have decreased vision, you are more prone to other problems such as increased risk for falls or other injuries!!! So, please click below and find out more about Cataracts!! If you notice any changes in your vision, please schedule an appointment with your Opthalmologist..
You may ask what is the difference between Optometrist and Opthalmologist...
An optometrist is not a medical doctor. ... An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat.
google.com Clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye.
Today is National Burger Day!!! and just because we are living healthier lives and eating better doesn't mean you have to miss out on a good burger!!! There are healthier options out there!!! I usually opt for a turkey burger or a bunless burger... All the ingredients, just no bun!!! So go ahead have your burger and enjoy it guilt free!!!
~~May is national skin cancer awareness month~~
We as African Americans usually don't think this type of cancer can happen to use because of the pigmentation/melena in our skin,contrary to that belief ..It Is Possible!!! So please be observant of any changes in your skin!!!! Some of us have moles, watch for any changes in shape, size, or color in the mole.If you notice any changes, discomfort, drainage, anything abnormal~Contact your physician!
Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it’s also one of the most preventable. Wearing sun protection either in the form of clothing or broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen and seeking shade when outdoors is the first line of defense. Knowing your moles is another line of defense and how to spot a change in your skin helps in early detection. Most skin cancers are highly treatable
There is nothing wrong with getting professional help. Mental health is very important #mentalawarenessmonth.
Hello May!! May is National Stroke Awareness Month!!! Know the signs act fast!!!
Good morning! We are in the Flu Season! Prevention is Key! METHODIST WILL BE GIVING FLU SHOTS ON SUNDAY DURING HEALTH FAIR.
Please perform your monthly self-checks!!! and always seek the advise of your physician if you find ANY abnormalities!!!
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in April of each year
About Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in men ages 15-35 years, but men of all ages can be at risk.
Testicular cancer is of special concern to young men. It’s less common in middle-aged and older men. Caucasian men are about 5 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than African American men. The rate among Hispanic men lies between those of African Americans and Caucasians.
In the U.S., over 8,500 cases are diagnosed each year, and almost 400 males die of testicular cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the average age of diagnosis is about age 33.
Most testicular cancer awareness organizations recommend that males conduct regular self-exams
A Reminder this Sunday.
We will be checking Blood Pressures at both locations!!
[03/21/19] Happy First Day of Spring from the Health Ministry @ the Pointe'
Happy March CPoC family... March is National Colorectal Cancer awareness month... so here is a tidbit about this disease...
Colon Cancer vs. Colorectal Cancer
Colon cancer is a malignancy that begins in the colon or large intestine. The large intestine is a long tube-like organ near the end of the digestive system.
Colorectal cancer is another commonly used term that includes not only cancers of the colon, but also cancers that form in the rectum. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine where stool, the body’s waste product, is expelled through the anus.
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Another cardiovascular condition that affects many is:
Atrial fibrillation,(A-Fib) is a heart arrhythmia that occurs when disorganized electrical signals in the heart cause the heart contract quickly and irregularly. A-Fib increases the risk of stroke, and in some people may cause chest pain or heart failure, reports the National Institutes of Health.
In a healthy human heart, electrical signals travel from the top of the heart to the bottom, and as these signals travel they cause the heart to contract and pump blood. The normal heart rate in an adult is 60 to 90 times a minute. With A-Fib, electrical signals do not begin in the correct area of the heart atrium but in another part and the subsequent electrical signal does not occur in its typical, coordinated manner. A-Fib may produce heartbeats of 100 to 175 beats per minute, states NIH.
A person with AFib is five times as likely to have a stroke. Additionally, AFib impedes the heart's ability to pump blood, which in turn increases the risk of heart failure.
Treatment for A-Fib includes:
1. Anti-Arrhythmic medications- helps in slowing and regulating the hearts rate..
2. Anti-Coagulant medications- helps in reducing the clotting factor to decrease the risk of stroke..
CHF~Congestive Heart Failure
Is another heart condition that affects African Americans. We usually say "Heart Failure" and sometimes we don't really understand what that means... So Here is some information to better help us understand.
CHF is a chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should.
~More than 200,000 US cases per year
~Requires a medical diagnosis
~Lab tests or imaging often required
Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured
It is chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately.
Symptoms include: shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat.
Treatments can include eating less salt, limiting fluid intake, and taking prescription medications. In some cases a defibrillator or pacemaker may be implanted.
More information regarding Hypertension in African Americans!! Take Care of your Temple!♥️♥️
[02/11/19] The Fast this week is~ Focus!!! What do you need to Focus on? Living Better, Eating Better, Getting Healthy, whatever it is Focus!
Some information regarding Hypertension in African Americans!
As we are fasting this week for Fitness, and this is Heart Health Month!! ExErCiSe is extremely important in our Heart Health!!! Just a little exercise goes along way in maintaining a healthy heart!!! So Get Up and Move!!
~Exercise. Be as active as possible. It strengthens your heart, improves blood flow, raises "good" HDL cholesterol, and helps control blood sugar and body weight. According to the American Heart Association, your goal should be 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week.~
But, as we always say.. Seek the Advice of your Physician!!🚴♀️🤸♀️⛹️♀️
[02/04/19] In recognition of heart health ALL women at the Pointe' are asked to wear RED 02/10/2019 �
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