Aromatherapy makes ‘scents’ at Alliance Community Hospital

Aromatherapy at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH)

Review Photo/Kevin Graff

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review

Aromatherapy makes ‘scents’ at Alliance Community Hospital

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 27, 2013 3:00AM

Diabetes Awareness Group Meeting

Do you, or someone you know, have Diabetes?

Join us on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, for a FREE Diabetes Awareness Group Meeting!

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Therapy dog leaves big imprint on ACH patients and staff

Therapy dog at Alliance Community Hospital

Review Photo/Kevin Graff

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review

Therapy dog leaves big imprint on ACH patients and staff

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 19, 2013 3:00AM

‘Steppin’ Out & Swinging with Hospice’ dance and auction set for Friday

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review.

‘Steppin’ Out & Swinging with Hospice’  dance and auction set for Friday – Hospice patient gives back to program with gift of afghan

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 13, 2013 3:00AM

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Could you be a risk for Colon Cancer?

Could you be at risk for Colon Cancer? Take our risk assessment now! http://www.achosp.org/patient-services/center-for-digestive-health/are-you-at-risk-for-colon-cancer

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about Colon Cancer and the importance of Screening for Colon Cancer HERE. During screenings, the doctor will look for polyps (pah-lips) or signs of cancer. Polyps are small growths that can become cancerous over time.

Your doctor will decide how often you will need to be tested, usually once every 10 years, or sooner depending on your personal risk for colon cancer. It’s important for you to talk with your doctor to understand your risk for colon cancer, the guidelines you should follow for testing, and whether you need to start having the tests at age 50 or earlier.

Regular colorectal cancer testing is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early, when it is easier to treat.

Removing polyps can help prevent colorectal cancer from ever starting. Cancers found in an early stage (while they are small and before they have spread) are more easily treated. Nine out of 10 people whose colon cancer was discovered early will be alive 5 years later, and many will live a normal life span.

All too often, people don’t have regular screening tests done. This allows the cancer can grow and spread without being noticed, like a silent invader. Early on, colorectal cancer typically doesn’t have symptoms. And in many cases, by the time an individual has symptoms, the cancer is advanced and very hard to treat.

To find out if you could be at a higher risk for Colon Cancer,  answer a few short questions HERE.