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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is a disease where the cells in the colon multiply out of control. Colon cancer can also occur through polyps, which are abnormal growths. Some polyps turn into cancer, while others do not. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States.
National Nutrition Month started 50 years ago in 1973 as an annual campaign to learn about informed food choices and create helpful physical activity habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month every year. The theme for 2023 is “Fuel for the Future.” At AFSPA, our theme ties directly into National Nutrition Month; “Physical health leads to better mental wellness – a link to a better you.” AFSPA wants the best for its members, and leading a healthy lifestyle starts with the basics. What you feed your body daily dramatically affects your overall health.
February is American Heart Month. This month is meant to promote a healthy-heart lifestyle and to understand the risk facts associated with heart disease. Take a moment this February to think about how you are taking care of your heart health.
In 2023, AFSPA decided to add an Aetna Medicare Plan to their Foreign Service Benefit Plan. This is great news, but deciphering between the different Medicare plans can be confusing. Don’t fret! AFSPA has provided multiple resources to help you better understand what the FSBP and Medicare can do for you.
The New Year is often a time for resolutions, life changes, and signing up for a gym. But something that may not be on your mind as we begin 2023 is cervical health. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Most often, cases of cervical cancer are caused by Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV, which is transmitted sexually.
As of November 14, Open Season is officially underway! AFSPA is incredibly excited about this year’s Open Season. Until December 12, AFSPA employees will be at eligible agencies’ health fairs, so look out for our table at your agency’s event.