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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity. Through the Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ families and kids will learn to take control of their health in four weeks by pursuing a different goal each week with activities that are fun, simple, won’t break the bank and can be done as a family! Norman Regional Health System supports the American Heart Association and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cleveland County and our service areas!

“the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity”
<p>the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity</p>

These themed weeks are broken down into the following areas:

  • Week 1 - My Cart is Why: Increasing your fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Week 2 - My Glass is Why: Reducing your sugar sweetened beverage consumption
  • Week 3 - My Taste is Why: Reducing your sodium intake
  • Week 4 - My Movement is Why: Increasing your physical activity

By the end of the month, people taking the Challenge may feel accomplished and be better equipped to live a heart-healthy life.

More info: www.heart.org/healthierkids

Free Skin Cancer Screening, Sept. 12

Friday, August 21, 2015

Skin Cancer Screening
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Norman Regional Cancer Management Center

901 N. Porter Avenue,
Norman, OK

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.”
<p>Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.</p>

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Norman Regional and a local dermatologist are joining forces to screen the community for skin cancer for free. Due to popular demand, participants must register before the event by calling HealthLink at (405) 440-8802.