Colorectal Cancer Screening
Each March, MDH offers free fecal occult blood test kits. This is the first step in detecting colon and rectal cancer and is recommended every year for anyone over 50 or at an earlier age if you have a family history of the disease. The kit checks for blood in the stool and is completed in the privacy of your home. Colorectal Cancer Education Program is also offered in March. Learn how family history, diet and other factors increase your risk of colorectal cancer and what diagnostic tests are available. For more information contact (309) 836-1584.
Memory Support Services
Alzheimer and Memory Support Services (AMSS) is made up of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families suffering from Alzheimer Disease or related memory disorders. Support services include diagnostic evaluation and follow-up, adult day health services, and education for families or community groups. For more information, call (309) 836-1584.
MDH offers education and technology to aid in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. This two-step approach will help you prevent onset of progression of osteoporosis. The first step is an educational program covering the importance of calcium intake, weight-bearing exercise, risk factors, fall prevention and treatment options. The second step, The Achilles Express Test, is a portable ultrasound machine that offers a quick and painless test on your ankle. For more information, contact (309) 836-1584.
Sun Safety / Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection
Education is provided to the community about skin cancer and skin protection. The educational program includes risk factors, detection, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer. You will get an eye-opening look at the reality of skin damage with a Sun Damage Screening by our special UV (Ultraviolet Light) camera that detects cell damage in the deeper layers beneath the skin's surface. For more information, contact (309) 836-1584.
Stroke PLUS Screening
The Stoke PLUS Screening program will provide non-invasive, painless tests that can quickly detect arterial abnormalities, which can cause irregular blood flow leading to stroke, aneurysm and vascular disease. For complete details regarding test options, fees, and dates, call (309) 836-1584.
Dates for 2013 Stroke PLUS Screening are: March 21, May 26, and July 25.