News Category: Health Awareness

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Anxiety in Children

  During the Covid-19 pandemic, depression and anxiety in youth doubled compared to pre-pandemic levels. 1 in 5 children are experiencing elevated anxiety symptoms. Anxiety generally refers to feeling worried or nervous, it is a natural and normal human emotion. Children will sometimes experience anxiety, worries and fears. In most cases, these symptoms come and…

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April is National Minority Month

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM).  It is an opportunity to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect those from racial and ethnic minority groups. NMHM originally began in 1915 as National Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington. It was later expanded to include all racial and ethnic minorities and in…

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to promote awareness, encourage screenings, and educate. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer death in both males and females in Texas, but it can be prevented, detected, and treated. Prevention Maintain a healthy weight. Excess body fat is linked to an increased risk…

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to engage, empower, and educate people on the impact of HIV in the lives of women. Over the past four decades, we have witnessed HIV transition from a deadly virus to a treatable, chronic medical condition. Nowadays, we have medications that both treat and prevent…

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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children

Tooth decay often begins at an early age, making young children particularly susceptible. Contributing factors include baby formula with added sugar and heavily-sugared fruit juices. Even breast milk can cause cavities in baby teeth because of the natural sugars present. Caring for baby teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth appears. We recommend…

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Get your heart in check!

There are many risk factors that can affect your health and increase your risk for heart disease at any age. Education, lifestyle management, environment, and genetics all play a role. Knowing what heart disease is and the risk factors associated with it can help prevent further complications. In Houston, heart disease is the number one…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Dr. Ronald Lopez-Cepero, Avenue 360 Obstetrician and Gynecologist Behind skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women, according to the American Cancer Society. Every year in the United States around 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and close to 45,000 will die because of it. By…

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National Recovery Month

By: Sondra Smith, Recovery Support Counselor September is recognized as National Recovery Month. Avenue 360 celebrates the recovery of our clients, families, and community. Recovery is a process of change in which individuals improve their health and wellness, lead self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Avenue 360 is dedicated to enhancing the…

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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority groups. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the African American and Latino communities – making up 62% of the positive cases in Harris County. Vaccines have shown to be safe and effective at helping…

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