Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture (broken bones), particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. Early detection of bone loss, therefore, is critical in preventing osteoporotic fractures. Make a point to get checked.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Help the Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Relating to the causes of lung cancer, people smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes, breathing in second-hand smoke and exposed to asbestos or radon are most at risk of lung cancer. A combination of any of the above risk factors puts people at much higher risk for lung cancer. If you have any systems, please get checked.
An estimated one million Canadians live with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, underlining the importance of raising awareness of its risk factors. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is unveiling its “Don’t Be Risky” campaign. Canadians are encouraged to visit the DontBeRisky.ca website and fill out a CANRISK test to identify their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Listen to the Coast 89.7 Fm for your chance to win tickets to a Cape Breton Screaming Eagles home game.
When your hear your cue, call 902-563-5771 and if you are the correct caller, you’ll win yourself a pair of tickets to the Screaming Eagles at Centre 200.