As you know, March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, AKA the Blue Campaign. Granite Peaks Gastroenterology had a great campaign with several interviews on Channels 2, 4, and 5. Granite Peaks knows the importance of raising colon cancer awareness because a simple screening procedure could save your life, and the lives of those you love.
The following are some health observances in April and May:
- April 1-30: Hepatitis Awareness Month- ‘The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) provides information and educational material to providers and the public. The HFI is dedicated to promoting liver wellness and reducing the incidence of preventable, liver-related, chronic diseases and lifestyle choices that negatively impact the liver.
- May 1-30: Employee Health & Fitness Month- Granite Peaks promotes a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise. Several employees participate in half and full marathons, and others love hiking, bicycling, swimming, and participate in many activities. A healthy lifestyle can also translate into a healthy Gastrointestinal tract.
- May 1-30: ‘Liver Awareness Month: Liver Awareness Month focuses attention on the need to maintain a healthy liver through a healthy lifestyle, the types of seriousness of liver disease, and the urgency to be tested for liver disease.’ Follow these links to learn more about Liver Health: www.liverfoundation.org, HepC123.liverfoundation.org
- May 11-17: Food Allergy Awareness Week: ‘In 1997, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) created Food Allergy Awareness Week, including gluten allergy awareness, to educate others about food allergies, which include potentially life-threatening medical conditions affecting 15 million Americans.’ Food allergies can forever change one’s lifestyle. Whether it be a nut allergy, which is one of the most common food allergies, gluten, diary, etc. it’s very important to read food labels. For more information, select the following links: www.foodallergy.org; if you or someone you know feels they may have a gluten intolerance, call (801) 619-9000 to schedule an appointment, or click here to book an appointment.