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Flu Season is fast approaching!!!! Don't forget to ask/visit your Primary Care physician for your annual Flu Vaccine!!! and ask about a Pneumonia Vaccine as well.. ~ Let's Stay Healthy, So we can Worship!!!
Although Summer is almost at an end... It is still 90+ degrees, so be aware of some of the signs of dehydration... Signs of severe dehydration include: Not peeing or having very dark yellow pee. Very dry skin. Feeling dizzy. Rapid heartbeat. Rapid breathing. Sunken eyes. Sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion or irritability. Fainting. Sooooo, stay hydrated yourself, and remind your children and the elderly to drink plenty of fluids, and stay cool.... See Ya at the Pointe'
As we are getting closer to the beginning of a new school year!! Don't forget to check on your child's immunization status!!! Beat the Lines, Be Proactive, and ensure your child has a healthy start to the school year!!!
We just finished our 18th Annual Women's Conference at the Pointe and our own ministry leader Sis Sandra Chandler was recognized!!!!! She is such an awesome, loving, caring and a great ministry leader!!! Congrats Sis!!!! We Love You!!!!
Hi FbF, just a reminder during these extremely hot days of the Texas summer, and especially with the temp soaring above 100+degrees, hydration is very, very important.... Stay hydrated, and limit your time in the sun!!!!

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.

[12/25/19]   Happy Holidays to All from the Health Ministry at the Pointe'

[11/09/19]   ~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 Vaccinated
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'

[09/11/19]   911 History:
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...

[07/20/19]   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
Heat Exhaustion:
When the body loses excessive water and salt, usually due to sweating, heat exhaustion can occur. Some signs and symptoms include:

1. Sweating
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
nearest hospital..
During these hot months HYDRATION is extremely important!!!

[07/06/19]   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. 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!!!

[04/11/19]   ~~Okay Brothers~~
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

[03/22/19]   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'

[03/02/19]   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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[02/26/19]   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!

[02/06/19]   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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As this year continues and some are dieting, try this for your emotional health!! Gd Morning and be blessed!!🙋🏾‍♀️

[01/24/19]   Yearn To Learn class tonight was GrEaT!!! if your weren't there...You missed out!!

We have started this year off with our Fasting and Praying, Let's Also remember to increase our Learning... Join us tonight at the Yearn to Learn Life Group!!!! Hope to see YoU there!!!

It has been all over the news, MOUNTAIN CEDAR, and most of us are feeling the effects of it...
Mountain cedar (or Ashe juniper) is one of the most potent allergens found in Texas. Pollen from mountain cedar is responsible for the mid-winter phenomenon known as cedar fever in central Texas.
A. Symptoms include runny nose, a sore throat, and incessant sneezing.( Feel AwFuL)
1. Nasal corticosteroid sprays.— Allergists recommend these sprays, which reduce inflammation in the nose, as the best way to temporarily treat allergy symptoms. ...
2. Decongestants. ...
3. Antihistamines. ...
4. Leukotriene inhibitors. ...
5. Immunotherapy. ...
6. Rinses and washes. ...
7. Avoidance. ...
8. Monitor levels.
AND always seek the advice of your physician!!!

Great class tonight, fitness for all levels!!!! Start the year off with some movement next class Thursday at 7:00 in the Celebration Hall

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This is the first Monday of the new why not start something new like the Central Pointe' Fitness class tonight with Thomas Wilson ..see you at 7:00 pm!!

With this busy time of year, we can become so stressed, and worry over the little things, Let's stop the worry...
"You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts."

[11/24/18]   ~~~~~More about Diabetes Mellitus~~~~~~
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that can cause blood sugar (glucose) to be higher than normal. Many people do not feel symptoms with type 2 diabetes. However, common symptoms do exist and being able to recognize them is important. Most symptoms of type 2 diabetes occur when blood sugar levels are abnormally high.
Normal Blood Sugar range (70-130 mg/dl)

The most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

excessive thirst
frequent or increased urination, especially at night
excessive hunger
blurry vision
sores or cuts that won’t heal
If you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, talk to your doctor. They may recommend that you be tested for diabetes, which is performed with a basic blood draw. Routine diabetes screening normally starts at age 45.

However, it might start earlier if you are:
overweight, sedentary, affected by high blood pressure, now or when you were pregnant or if there is a family history of type 2 diabetes...🥦🍎🍌

Not only on Thanksgiving, but, everyday!! The Health Ministry wants to wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Just Remember if you are Diabetic, Hypertensive, or if you have any cardiovascular disease to be especially mindful of what you are putting in your body!! Love you All...

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