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Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center's Mississippi Shine Project cordially invites the general public to attend the Stroke Awareness Health Fair on May 24, 2018.  The time is  9:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon . Join us for: Free Blood Pressure checks, glucose testing, and BMI evaluations.  Free clothes and shoes will be available.  The first 120 people to arrive will receive a FREE CASE OF WATER!  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!  We look forward to seeing you!

April is Stress Awareness Month, and a good way to celebrate it is by reminding ourselves how we can live healthier lives. Although everyone deals with stress differently, understanding the causes of stress and how it affects the body and mind can make a difference in our overall well-being. So, what can we do to de-stress?

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. Most people's symptoms take years to develop, and they live for years with the disease.

Denial, dread, fear, anger, hopelessness. These are just a few feelings that come to mind when you hear the word “cancer.”

Cancer has no friends. It is a bully that will pick on anyone of any age, gender, or race. In fact, one of every four deaths in the United States is from cancer. This is second only to heart disease.

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  ( MDOT ) PHYSICAL EXAMS ARE BEING OFFERED TO OUR PATIENTS IN BOTH LOCATIONS, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017.  THE COST IS $85.00.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU @ THE FAYETTE SITE- 405 MAIN STREET OR THE  NATCHEZ SITE- 145 HOMOCHITTO STREET.  IF YOU NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, CONTACT US @ (601) 786-3475- FAYETTE OR ( 601) 442-4863- NATCHEZ.  

Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center is proud to join other agencies across the country in observance of National Developmental Awareness in the month of March.  In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month."   At JCHC, we appreciate the contributions that individuals with disabilities make to society and is honored to be included in raising the awareness.  Developmental disability is a diverse group of chronic conditions that are due to mental or physical impairments.  Developmental disabilities cause individuals living with them

Oral health means the health of the mouth. A healthy mouth allows you to speak, smile , smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. No matter what your age-5, 25, 65 or 85 years-oral health is vital to your general health and well being.  This month, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center is helping to raise public awarness about good oral health. The focus is to seek out ways to improve public consciousness about bettering our community's oral health-care habits.

National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health.  This year, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center joins the American Optometric Association in promoting awareness around digital  eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry.  According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices.  Overexposure to blue light due to smart phones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and mo

At Jefferson Comprehensive, we believe in treating the whole person.  This month along with the Multiple Sclerosis foundation, we are increasing the awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. We believe that it is important to be educated so that you can aid in the best outcome possible for whatever diagnosis that you are given.

This month one of the health topics being highlighted is Pulmonary Health.  If you have been diagnosed with COPD, sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis, Pulmonary rehabilitation may be beneficial to your health.  Pulmonary rehabilitation, also called pulmonary rehab or PR, is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic (ongoing) breathing problems.  PR also can benefit people who need lung surgery, both before and after surgery.  PR does not replace medical therapy.

Brain Injury Awareness Month is a yearly effort to shine a spotlight on the progress and benefits of brain research. It is a time to recognize that more than five million Americans are living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related disabilities.  TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. However, not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI contributes to about 30% of all injury deaths in the U.S.

March 2018 has been designated as National Colorectal Cancer awareness month.  Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States.  Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older.  Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center would like to increase the awareness of the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.  It is estimated that as many as 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if all men and women age 50 years or older were screened on a

February marks National Senior Independence Month. Take this opportunity to evaluate your current living situation: Notice the strengths and weaknesses in  your daily routine and make adjustments for a better lifestyle.  Ask yourself: What holds you back? What could make daily living easier? Minor adjustments can make a huge difference.  Home Safety Tips: Use these techniques to make your home a place you can live safely and independently.  1.) Brighten Up- Check that every room is well lit  to prevent falls over unseen objects.

"What exactly is low vision?" you may ask.  Low vision is a term commonly used to mean partial sight, or sight that isn't fully correctable with surgery, medications, contact lenses, or glasses.  In the United States, the most common causes of low vision are age -related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.  People can also be born with conditions such as albinism or optic nerve damage that can result in low vision.

Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day is a reminder for everyone to live healthier lives.

More than 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence.  According to the 2007 YouthRisk Behavior Survey, approximately 10 percent of adolescents nationwide reported being the victim of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner during the previous year.

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATHS  IN THE UNITED STATES.  ACCORDING TO THE  (CDC)CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL,  ONE IN  EVERY THREE DEATHS IS FROM HEART DISEASE AND STROKE WHICH  EQUALS TO 2,200 DEATHS PER DAY.  THIS MONTH, CDC IS HIGHLGHTING  MILLION HEARTS, AN INITIATIVE DEDICATED  TO PREVENTING THE NATION'S LEADING KILLERS AND EMPOWERING EVERYONE TO MAKE HEART- HEALTHY CHOICES.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE ENROLLED FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE INSURANCE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE YOUR PREMIUMS TO ENSURE YOUR COVERAGE FOR THE 2018 YEAR.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS IN REGARDS TO YOUR COVERAGE, YOU HAVE BEEN PROVIDED INFORMATION ON YOUR CARD TO CONTACT THE INSURANCE COMPANY.  YOUR INSURER  HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU AS THE CONSUMER TO ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS.  IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE ENROLLMENT TEAM @ (601)786-3475 EXT. 1037 OR 1038