Nurses Healthwatch

Filipino Women have highest death rate for breast cancer among Asians


Filipino Americans should pay particular attention to the fact that Filipino women have the highest death rate for breast cancer and second highest incidence of breast cancer compared with other Asian ethnic groups.Let us win against these facts:

1) Get routine mammograms. See your medical professional regularly. A clinical breast examination should be a part of your check up.

Beginning at age 20, women should have a clinical breast examination every 2-3 years. Women age 40 and older, should have one every year. (Only 2 out of 5 Filipino women 40-49 years old get their yearly clinical breast examination.)

2) Perform breast self-examination once a month. If you find something unusual, see your medical doctor. A change you see or feel in your breast does not mean you have cancer. Report any change to your doctor.





Nurses and "Red" Consciousness

The State of Cardiovascular Health in Women

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death among women.

Annual hospitalization and mortality for CVD is greater among women than men because of:

·         Low awareness

·         Misconceptions by physician and women

·         Physiologic differences between men and women

·         Disparities in care

Improving Cardiovascular Health for women:

·         Increase awareness and public health education

·         Provide optimal screening and preventative services

·         Appropriate and accurate diagnostic tests

·         Timely cardiac care and management


Swine Flu H1N1 Attack

Easy Ways to Beat the Swine Flu

  • Eat healthy food
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Get a flu shot
  • Don't share personal items

Evidence-based: Thanks giving Everyday

Make thanks giving a second nature for your health. It has evidences that this feeling of gratitude has a positive effect on health promotion and happiness. It gives a boost of energy to lift the spirit in depression. It makes you feel better, sleep better, and keep your blood pressure within healthy levels.   Practice this attitude of gratitude, its free; you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

“Thank you, thank you, and thank you.”

Reference/Source:  11-26-09


Nurse Safety Watch

Cell Phone Safety Tips
Due to their growing popularity, cell phones and all electronics is fast becoming a favorite target of thieves. To reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a theft, the Nursing Office offers you the following safety tips:

·         Always be aware of your surroundings. Thieves may be watching you.

·         Use you cell phone wisely and use security lock.

·         Avoid becoming distracted by your cell phone conversation when walking   on the street.

·         Keep your cell phone out of site.

·         Switch the ringer to off to avoid attracting attention.

·         Never loan your phone to a stranger. In case of an emergency, you make      the call.

·         Consider using hand-free technology.

If your phone is lost or stolen, report the loss immediately to your cell phone provider and the police.