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DURING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13- 19, 2017, JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE WILL BE JOINING HEALTH CENTERS NATIONWIDE CELEBRATING NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER'S WEEK!  WE ARE HAPPY TO RENDER QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES TO OUR PATIENTS IN  JEFFERSON  AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES.   AUGUST  14TH, IS PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY AT  JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE!  YES,  WE  WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE AND  THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BEST PART OF OUR HEALTH CENTER!  WE WELCOME YOUR PRESENCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU!

COME OUT AND JOIN  JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH TEAM AND GET FIT WHILE HAVING FUN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 FROM 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.  THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND WILL CONSIST OF VARIOUS EVENTS:

WE INVITE YOU TO COME OUT AS WE KICK OFF HEALTH CENTER'S WEEK ON AUGUST 12, 2017 @7:00 A.M. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 20X65X65 RACE-(ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO BITES LESS)  AT OUR MAIN SITE, 405 MAIN STREET IN FAYETTE, MS.   JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER ALONG WITH OTHER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WILL BE HOSTNG 5K RACES AND HEALTH FAIRS THROUGHOUT MISSISSIPP, MAKING THIS THE LARGEST ONE DAY MULTI 5K RACE OF ITS KIND! THE PURPOSE OF THE RACE IS TO PROMOTE WELLNESS AND DECREASE OBESITY.  THE HEALTH FAIR WILL START AT 9:00 A.M. FOLLOWING THE RUN AND END AT 12:00 NOON.

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month.  According to Preferred One, more than one million people suffer from eye injuries each year in the United States.  Most of the injuries could have been prevented if the individual wore  protective eye wear.  Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. While you may be aware of some of the basic possibilities of eye injuries, ask yourself this question:  Am I doing everything I can to  protect my eyes? If you answered no, you are not alone.

DOES IT FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THINGS, THEY AREN'T AS CRISP, CLEAR OR COLORFUL AS THEY USED TO BE? THAT EVEN WHEN YOU'RE WEARING GLASSES THE WORLD LOOKS CLOUDY AND BLURRY?  THESE COULD BE SYMPTOMS OF CATARACTS.  DID YOU KNOW, MORE THAN 24 MILLION AMERICANS OVER AGE 40 ARE CURRENTLY LIVING WITH CATARACTS? IT IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF VISION LOSS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF BLINDNESS IN THE WORLD.  THAT'S WHY JUNE IS CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH- A TIME TO EDUCATE, RAISE AWARENESS, AND DRIVE PEOPLE TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR THIS ALL-TOO-COMMON  CONDITION.

 JUNE IS ALZHEIMER'S & BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH.  JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER JOINS THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION IN INCREASING THE AWARENESS ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

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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.  

Each year, Men's Health Month is celebrated in the month of June. The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. In honor of Men's Health Month, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center's Mississippi Shine Staff sponsored a Men's Health Fair on June 15, 2017. The event was a SUCCESS!  Participants were recipients of door prizes that were given to males who answered the most questions correctly on the Healthy Men's Quiz.

JOIN THE MEDICAL TEAM AND STAFF AT JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER  ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 FROM 8:00 A.M. -4:00 P.M. FOR OUR FIRST ANNUAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY!   WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED :

THE MEN'S HEALTH FAIR WILL INCLUDE: 

  • FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
  • FREE GLUCOSE TESTING
  • FREE BMI
  • REFRESHMENTS
  • DOOR PRIZES

PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PREVENTATIVE AND PROMOTIONAL WAYS TO IMPROVE  YOUR HEALTH.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:  GEORGE DIXON AT (601) 786-3475

According to the American Heart / Stroke Association, although stroke is often viewed as occuring primarily in the elderly, it also strikes infants, children,young adults and can even occur before birth- and with equally devastating results. The risk of stroke in children is greatest in th first year of life, and peaks during the perinatal period (roughly the weeks before and immediately after birth). Stroke also occurs in about one of every 4,000 live births. The risk of stroke from birth through age 18 is nearly 11 per 100,000 children per year.

Please join the JCHC staff for a wealth of information concerning pediatric stroke.  The health fair, sponsored by Mississippi Shiine project  will consist of free blood pressure screenings, glucose testing, and BMI testings. We look forward to seeing you.  Refreshments will be served!!

You asked for a fitness facility in the Jefferson county community to get healthy and fit! Jefferson Comprehensive's management team said yes!  We are proud to announce that our fitness center is now open at 405 Main Street in Fayette, MS. We welcome you to become a participant but first you must read and complete the health & fitness liability waiver / informed consent form that is available in the administrative's office.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Annie Moore @ (601) 786-3475 ext. 1002.

April is Stress Awareness Month. In order to increase the awareness, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Medical Team and staff invites you to celebrate it by reminding yourselves of ways to live a healthier life.  Although everyone deals with stress in a different way, understanding the causes of it and how it affects the body and mind can  make a huge difference in your overall well-being.

Parkinson's disease 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.  A person's brain slowly stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. With less and less dopamine, a person has less and less ability to regulate their movements, body and emotions.

We will be offering free Blood pressure checks, glucose testing, BMI, healthy snacks and door prizes.   For more information contact:  George Dixon @ (601) 786-3475 ext.1035

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 many di

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 more.  You

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 2017 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 routine

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.

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