April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Newport Urgent Care encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

In California alone, 28% of all traffic deaths involved alcohol, and that is a 3% increase from the previous year. (Source: MADD) To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse in our community, Newport Urgent Care is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.

If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting.

Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:

  • Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Don’t drink when you are upset.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.

If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help.

For more information visit Newport Urgent Care in Newport Beach, CA or call 949-752-6300.

Alcohol Awareness Month - Take a day off from drinking this week

 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and a leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened.

To increase awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening, Newport Urgent Care is proudly participating in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke, or have a family history of colorectal cancer.

Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:

• Get screened starting at age 50.

• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.

• Get active and eat healthy.

For more information, visit Newport Urgent Care in Newport Beach, CA or call us at 949-752-6300.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Are you 50 or older? Time to get screened