This October, Daytona State College is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women
born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news
is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
- If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get
- If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.
- Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member
of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how
often to get mammograms.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance
of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms
and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. The attached monthly wellness newsletters from Florida Blue & Florida Health Care
plan continue this important awareness campaign.
Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but
most of us still are not getting enough! This September, Daytona State College is
proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.
Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you:
- Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer
- Maintain or reach a healthy weight
- Keep your body strong and active
Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into
- Keep a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it.
- Cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they are ready for quick, healthy snacks.
- Challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week.
- Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun – and it is worth it!
DSC will offer free Flu Shots in October for all employees covered by the College’s
medical insurance plans.
Watch for information regarding the date & time!
Be sure to check out the health tips, recipes & other great information in the Florida Blue & Florida Health Care Plan Newsletters.
Happy September – Eat More Fruits & Veggies…More Matters!
Your Employee Benefits Department
Bldg. 100, Rm 306 – Ext 3083, 4404
Fruit & Veggie Flash Cards
My Plate Daily Checklist Calculator
How to Use Fruits & Vegetable to Manage Weight Loss
Fruit and Veggies Activity Book
A. National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
i. What Is High Blood Pressure?
ii. Blood Pressure Instructions
iii. How to Improve Your Blood Pressure
iv. Change Your Salty Ways
v. Sodium Reduction
B. Skin Cancer Awareness
i. SPOT Skin Cancer Powerpoint
ii. Is Your Skin Looking Good?
iii. Who’s Got Your Back?
iv. How to Spot Skin Cancer
v. How to Select Sunscreen
A comprehensive wellness/fitness facility is available to employees who have successfully
passed their probationary period and a routine physical exam.
For additional details, please contact the Fitness Center at (386) 506-3838.