Healthy Balance Calendar

ThinkTV is proud to offer the Healthy Balance Calendar. All of the items on this calendar are health related. . .screenings, educational workshops, training classes and opportunities for you to broaden your understanding or gather resources in a particular area. We publish the information we have been given by the provider, so you should see whether or not a fee is required and how to sign up.

Please take a moment to check out the opportunities that are available in your area and make your plans to stay healthy!
January 2020

National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored. Join the National Eye Institute and the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) and encourage people at higher risk for glaucoma to make a resolution for healthy vision this new year. https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/gam/

Thyroid Awareness Month
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly. https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/announcements/2018-announcements/national-thyroid-awareness-month/

Calendar

Ongoing Events:

Find a Community BLOOD DRIVE Near You.Just enter your zip code, select a location and schedule your appointment time.

Find American Red Cross CPR and other Certified and Training Classes Near You. Use the drop down boxes to select the classes you are interested in taking.

Did you Know?

Handwriting Things Can Help Your Memory
Research from Indiana University found that in order to remember something, you should handwrite notes, rather than type them. Writing is thought to boost your memory as note taking by hand requires different cognitive processes than typing. For example, if in a lecture you are writing notes, you have to listen carefully to what the speaker has said as it is impossible to write down every word. Therefore through this process, you are listening, digesting and summarizing the information more effectively than someone who is just typing words into a laptop.