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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: August 30, 2012

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a great reason to get yours tested today.

More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. Your body needs cholesterol to function normally and makes all that you need. Too much cholesterol can build up in your arteries. After a while, these deposits narrow your arteries, putting you at risk for heart disease and stroke.

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommends that adults aged 20 years or older have their cholesterol checked every 5 years.

If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe medications to treat your high cholesterol.

In addition, you can lower your cholesterol levels through lifestyle changes:

•Low-fat and high-fiber food (Eat more fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and whole grains).

•For adults, get at least 2 hours and a half hours of moderate or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week. For those aged 6-17, getting 1 hour or more of physical activity each day.

•Maintain a healthy weight.

•Quit smoking today.

Please give us a call at (561) 263-2234 to get your cholesterol checked at Jupiter Medical Center, or click HERE to request an appointment online.

Information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: August 15, 2012

Continue your fabulous October events and join us at Downtown at the Gardens for Art in the Gardens, a local art show hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.

This free, outdoor art festival offer premier family-friendly entertainment with more than 70 local artists, live music from two stages and delicious food for two days. Jupiter Medical Center will have a tent there, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Art in the Gardens is Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 2012 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. We hope to see you there! 

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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: August 13, 2012

Jupiter Medical Center is excited to announce the launch of its community e-newsletter, Healthy News You Can Use! Delivered monthly, this newsletter is chock-full of healthy tips, events and JMC news. Click HERE to view the very first edition.

You can sign up to receive Healthy News HERE.

Please feel free to comment below and tell us what you think. We love to hear from you! You can also connect with us on Facebook HERE.

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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: August 11, 2012

The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us and "Put On Your Pink Bra" at our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.

Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

"Put On Your Pink Bra" and join us in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

Since 1993, eight million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $460 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, dedicated supporters like you raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

The pink bra symbolizes how personal the fight against breast cancer is. It's a call to arms to fight back against the disease. Join us at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a noncompetitive fundraising walk, and help us continue to save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

Look out for Jupiter Medical Center’s booth, where we’ll raffle off a pink KitchenAid mixer and handing out giveaways.

Making Strides is Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9a.m. The walk is located at Meyer Amphitheater at 105 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Sign up for a team HERE!

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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: August 10, 2012

If you missed last year’s Real Men Wear Pink event, we have good news! It’s happening all over again at Downtown at the Gardens (DTAG) in just a few short weeks.

Real Men Wear Pink is a breast cancer awareness event JMC hosts each year in partnership with DTAG. Enjoy a FREE concert from The Party Dogs, facepainting & balloon sculpting for the kids and raffle prizes.

The best part? All month long leading up to the event, we encourage everyone (men and women) to post a picture of themselves wearing the color PINK to our FACEBOOK PAGE! Wear PINK to the event OR we’ll take a photo of you (in one of our pink props… pink feather boa, anyone?) at Jupiter Medical Center’s tent at Real Men Wear Pink.

Help us paint the town PINK to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Real Men Wear Pink is Friday, October 12, 2012 from 7-9p.m. The event is located in Center Court at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 

To learn more, please visit the webpage HERE or connect with us on Facebook. Please call me with any questions at (561) 263-2893.

 

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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: August 6, 2012

Welcome to Jupiter Medical Center’s Healthy News You Can Use blog!

If you haven’t heard, Jupiter Medical Center recently rolled out its Healthy News You Can Use e-newsletter, delivered to your inbox monthly with healthy tips, events and JMC news. You can sign up HERE to receive it.

This blog will be another place to read healthy news… that you can use! We’ll have various team members, physicians and even community members provide you with relevant healthy content.

We love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to comment on our blog posts or connect with us on Facebook HERE.

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