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WellPATH believes in providing resources that will enhance your quality of life and bring you the latest health and wellness information. These resources are for you to research at your own discretion. The Joint Health Management Board of Fresno Unified School District does not favor or endorse any of the listed resources.
WellPATH has collaborated with community partners to create a Fresno County Diabetes Resource Guide. Take a moment to check out this helpful new resource guide and find out more information about the valuable programs and resources currently taking place in our area, including:
As you may know, the colon is a very important part of your body’s digestive system. It helps in the final stages of digestion, absorbing water and minerals from food and eliminating bodily waste through the rectum. Because the colon is such a vital part of your body, it’s important to keep it in good health.
Colon cancer is one of the most serious conditions that can affect your colon. It is the second biggest cancer killer in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women. While colon cancer is very serious, it may be preventable through regular screening. In fact, 90% of the time, colon cancer can be treated if caught early.
*- According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for colon cancer is 90%.
By discussing screening with your doctor and following recommendations, you may be able to do something about colon cancer. It is important to get screened if you:
There are many tests that can help detect colon cancer. Three of them recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force are: colonoscopy, fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT). Download and review the Comparison Chart provided by LoveYourColon.org to learn more about these tests and discuss the best options with your doctor.
To learn more about colon cancer and screening, visit www.LoveYourColon.org.
Did you know that your Group Life insurance benefits through Standard Insurance Company include Travel Assistance? You can get help with everything from pre-trip planning to dealing with emergencies, whenever you travel more than 100 miles from home or internationally for trips of up to 180 days. Travel Assistance is available around the clock and around the world for services such as:
You and your family are automatically covered under your group’s Life insurance. For more details and a card you can keep in your wallet, download the following online materials for real-life examples of how Travel Assistance can help save a vacation — or a life.
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