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new yr; New Resolutions – Augusta Well being

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Stefanie Bartley, BSN, RN
Each Girl’s Life Case Supervisor

It is that point of yr once more! January 1st brings pleasure in regards to the upcoming yr and grand concepts for brand spanking new beginnings. The previous yr is up to now and tucked away and 2023 is huge open with new alternatives and potentialities.

Are you somebody who creates New Yr’s resolutions? A survey performed by revealed 2023’s high 5 New Yr’s resolutions. You’ll be able to most likely guess the highest 3 and perhaps they’re additionally in your checklist; train extra, eat more healthy, and shed some pounds. The final 2 resolutions are saving extra money and spending extra time with household/associates. Sadly, a examine revealed within the Journal of Medical Psychology reviews solely 46% of people that make New Yr’s resolutions are profitable.

No one needs to be a quitter or fail. What steps do you want to take to make sure success? Set SMART objectives and break massive objectives into smaller chunks. SMART is an acronym that will help you create the most effective objectives doable. S-be particular, m-make the objective measurable, A-choose a objective that’s difficult, however attainable, R-keep it related to your priorities and objectives, you-Give your self a timeframe to attain the objective and/or make the objective trackable.

For instance your New Yr’s decision is to be more healthy. Getting wholesome is broad and never particular. To achieve success, break that one massive objective down into smaller SMART objectives. When beginning any program in direction of enhancing well being, you want some fundamental beginning info. Routine well being screenings are an amazing place to start.

Why are routine well being screenings vital? They will SAVE YOUR LIFE!!! Screenings are assessments/procedures that assist determine potential well being points earlier than they trigger a major well being concern. The frequency of screenings is dependent upon your age, well being historical past, and household historical past.

Here’s a SMART objective for well being screenings: “With a view to get began on my journey to a more healthy me, I’ll schedule an appointment this month with my major care supplier and ask for an inventory of routine well being screenings based mostly on my age, well being historical past, and household historical past.”

That is nice! Now you could have your checklist of well being screenings which are applicable for you, it is time to create and implement the subsequent small SMART objective. Schedule the screenings! Right here is your subsequent SMART objective: “I’ll name the scheduling division at Augusta Well being this week to schedule an appointment for a mammogram.” The quantity is 540-332-4486.

Why is a screening mammogram an vital SMART objective in direction of a more healthy you? Mammograms are a very powerful breast most cancers screening software for ladies. The Nationwide Breast Most cancers Basis estimates over 200,00 ladies might be identified with breast most cancers annually. Moreover, the American Most cancers Society says about 1 in 8 ladies will develop invasive breast most cancers throughout their lifetime. Lastly, 8 out of 9 ladies identified can have no household historical past of breast most cancers.

Want extra information that will help you resolve if mammograms are best for you?

  1. Mammograms can discover breast most cancers lengthy earlier than you or your physician would be capable of really feel a lump in your breast. A mammogram can see adjustments to your breast tissue as small as grains of sand, making it the most effective software for detecting most cancers as early as doable.
  2. When caught early, breast most cancers is 99% curable.
  3. A mammogram can save your life and your breasts. If detected early, chances are you’ll not want a mastectomy, however can have a tissue-sparing process referred to as a lumpectomy.

So now you’re satisfied to schedule well being screenings, however the fee is a matter. It may very well be you would not have medical insurance, or the insurance coverage deductibles are too excessive. Augusta Well being can assist!

Ladies ages 18-64 with out medical insurance

Augusta Well being has partnered with the Virginia Division of Well being to launch this system Each Girl’s Life (EWL). EWL gives breast and cervical screening providers to ladies ages 40-64 and diagnostic breast and cervical providers to ladies ages 18-39. To be eligible, it’s essential to reside in Virginia, don’t have any medical insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, and meet the gross family earnings that’s 250% or much less of the federal poverty stage pointers. To speak with the case supervisor about this program contact Stefanie Bartley at 540-332-5300 or e-mail at

Women and men with excessive deductibles or who don’t qualify for Each Girl’s Life

Augusta Well being has a really beneficiant monetary help program. Help is predicated on the Federal Poverty Pointers. Relying on the estimated gross family earnings, the variety of eligible members of the family, and having not more than $15,000 in liquid belongings, a affected person may obtain both a 100% or 60% price discount for providers at Augusta Well being.

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If you’re not eligible for monetary help, the scheduling division may additionally help you with buying a voucher by means of MDsave. If paying for a mammogram out of pocket, it’s an estimated $560. A voucher by means of MDsave lowers the worth to an estimated $341.

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