September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Monthly Spotlight - Cholesterol Education
September is National Cholesterol
Education MonthCLICK HERE for more information about cholesterol and for a summary of CDC programs that address cholesterol across the country.
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377. If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.
Sign up for free tobacco cessation classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information and to register. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. View classes and events, then click on “Fitness” to register, or call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org