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‘Click to Brick’ brings select exchange AAFES recognized for providing
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Joy, peace are right at our feet Protestant Worship Services
Center Chapel One (Bldg. 315)
Center Chapel 2 (Bldg. 1542)
Confession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m.
CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) MATT STUART studying the canyon theorize just how the Protestant Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m.
31st Combat Support Hospital Grand Canyon came to be and we might Center Chapel Three (Bldg. 1441) Sunday
Latter Day Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Center Chapel 2 (Bldg. 1542)
My family spent spring break week on as well have stayed home because we Center Chapel Four (Bldg. 2498) Rosary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m.
the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It was missed the grandeur of the canyon, just as H.O.P.E. Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 a.m., 11
an experience we will never forget. surely as the little girl who never looked Center Chapel Five (Bldg. 5312) a.m.
German Protestant Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15 a.m. Holy Day Of Obligation Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30 p.m.
Thousands of people visit the Grand up from her hand-held treasure. Sage Hall (Bldg. 311) Center Chapel 1 (Bldg. 315)
Canyon daily, and yet the atmosphere on I think that is the way many people Centurion Gospel Serivce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:45 a.m. Daily Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:35 a.m.
approach God. We tell ourselves once we Biggs Airfield Chapel (Bldg. 11275) . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. Holy Day Of Obligation Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:35 a.m.
the rim is almost ‘cathedral.’ All talking WBAMC Hospital Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. WBAMC Catholic Services
stops on the trail. The only noise to be have it all figured out, when God has The Rock (Bldg. 195) Chapel with a beat! . . . . . . . .11 a.m. Daily Mass (M-F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:05 p.m.
heard is the clicking of cameras. Every answered all of our questions about life McGregor Range Chapel Saturday
Sunday Protestant Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Hospital Chapel Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m.
step closer to the edge reveals more. Each and death, then we will believe. We end Sunday Latter Day Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Sunday
stopping point along the rim is new and up missing all of the joy and peace God Protestant Religious Activities Hospital Chapel Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 a.m.,
different. The Grand Canyon is truly an puts in our way just for us. We never Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Church, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:15 a.m. German Catholic Services
awesome sight to see. experience the joy that comes from Adult Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 451) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15 a.m. Sunday
And there we stood among the hum- knowing and trusting Him. Sunday School, Hope (Bldg. 2498) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m. Chapel 5, Robert E. Lee Road (Bldg. 5312) . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m.
bled and awed when we heard this 4- The apostle Paul wrote these words to Sunday School, Biggs Chapel Annex . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. McGregor Range Catholic Services
year-old voice behind us say, “Oh look … the church at Rome almost 2,000 years Handbell Choir, Bldg. 444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Catholic Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m.
a penny!” ago: Tuesday Catholic Religious Activities
Adult Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m. Center Chapel 2 - Contemporary Mass . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m.
She picked it up and was so thrilled “Oh the depth of the riches of the wis- Single Soldier Bible Study, Hope (Bldg. 2498) . . . . .6:30 p.m. Sunday
with her find that she never noticed the dom and knowledge of God. How Choir Rehearsal, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. Religious Formation, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
geological wonder dominating the land- unsearchable are His judgments, and His Wednesday RCIA, Bldg. 451 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal, CC1 (Bldg. 440) . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Bldg. 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
scape in front of her. paths are beyond tracing out. Who has Children’s/Teen Choir, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) . . . . . . .5:30 p.m. Adult Confirmation, Bldg. 451 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
I think that is the way many people known the mind of the Lord? Or who has PWOC, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m. Liturgy Of The Word/Child., CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . . . . . .11:30 a.m.
approach life. Some of us are so deter- been His counselor? Who has ever given Adult Bible Study, Biggs Chapel Annex . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Monday
LDS Bible Study, CC3 (Bldg. 1441) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . .6:30 p.m.
mined to understand it all; to see the big to God that God should repay him? For Thursday Tuesday
picture that we miss the little things in life from Him and through Him and to Him Worship Band Rehearsal, Hope (Bldg. 2498) . . . . . .7 p.m. Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . .7 p.m.
are all things. To Him be the glory forev- Bible Study, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. Friday
that are there simply for our pleasure. We Choir Rehearsal, Biggs Chapel (Bldg. 11275) . . . . . .7 p.m. MCCW, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.
become so accustomed to those little er. Amen.” Saturday Saturday
things that we walk right past them. Our I invite you to come to the Easter 1st Sat PMOC Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 440) . . . . . . .8 a.m. Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . .10 a.m.
Battle Cry Youth Group Islamic and Jewish Services
professions and our pursuits take prece- Sunrise Service on Noel Parade field at Sunday, Youth Center (Bldg. 195) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 to 6 p.m. Jummuh (Islamic Service)
dence over our relationships. 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The time is early, and it Thursday, Biggs Chapel Annex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 to Friday, Bldg. 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30 p.m.
We tell ourselves once we have life all will probably be cold, but you will be sur- 7:30 p.m. (MST), 1:30 p.m. (DST)
Friday, Home School Edition (Bldg. 195) . . . . . . . . . .11:30 a.m. Ta’aleem (Islamic Teaching)
figured out, then we will take the time to rounded by others just like yourself who to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m.
enjoy it. So we spend our time listening to are walking by faith and not by sight. Catholic Worship Services Jewish Service
Saturday Friday, Center Chapel Three (Bldg. 1441) . . . . . . . . .8 p.m.
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PLACES OF WORSHIP
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THURSDAY 10am Worship
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PLACES OF WORSHIP
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Access to Care initiative taking steps toward improvement
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Army
Surgeon General recognizes that
Access To Care is not where it should
1.6 million. The most immediate
shortfall for primary care providers is
at 12 Army installations, and the Army
Surgeon General has provided the
funding for those MTFs to hire the
provider and support staff.
calls in the appointment call center’s
queue answered within 90 seconds,
have 80 percent of all primary care
appointments on TRICARE Online for
Internet booking, and to provide fol-
low-up appointments during the health
methodology for accounting for all
beneficiary requests for access to pri-
mary care. Knowing who is requesting
care, but not given an appointment at
the MTF immediately, is just as impor-
tant as knowing who did receive care.
be at all military treatment facilities
and is taking aggressive steps to Ensuring Army military treatment care visit or place beneficiaries on an This detailed accounting will enable
improve access and ensure that benefi- facilities’ capabilities are aligned with automated appointment scheduling the MTF to make appropriate adjust-
ciaries have access to quality care. the number of beneficiaries they are list. ments in enrollment and clinic sched-
Access is when our beneficiaries have charged to provide care for is the crit- Army MTFs will optimize usage of ules.
the right provider, at the right time, in ical factor to improving access. The the TRICARE contract. The Assistant While there are many areas under
the right venue. number of beneficiaries enrolled to an Secretary of Defense for Health current review that will enhance
Several factors have contributed to MTF must not exceed the MTF’s Affairs has published a policy that access to care, the Army Surgeon
what military health care providers capacity. Over-enrollment at an MTF requires military treatment facilities to General and his MTF commanders are
across the services acknowledge are results in frustration for both the bene- “offer the beneficiary a timely referral working hard to identify all Access To
barriers to efficient and effective ficiaries and the health care team. The to obtain treatment in the TRICARE Care barriers and fix them; fully real-
access to care. Most notable is the high second component is ensuring Primary private-sector network,” if the MTF is izing that some will have relatively
number of war wounded and injured Care Managers are available for clinic unable to provide access to care with- simple solutions, while others are
since hostilities began more than six time to meet the demand of the in established standards. more complex and will require more
years ago. This situation is amplified enrolled population. We make a com- MEDCOM also recognizes how time.
by a military health care system that mitment to provide health care within important it is for our patients to These efforts will result in marked-
was already understaffed and ill- DoD-established access standards understand the various ways to obtain ly improved access and provide MTF
equipped for the volume of war relat- when beneficiaries choose to enroll to care and the processes involved, commanders with the tools for main-
ed injuries. Furthermore, our already the MTF. including how to obtain appointments taining situational awareness so they
stretched system was further stressed There are key areas in our system by phone, via the Internet (TRICARE can make the appropriate adjustments
by a growing beneficiary population we have identified as friction points Online) and more. MEDCOM will to provide care at the MTF or give the
of active duty and Reserve-component that must be addressed and they are: standardize Access To Care informa- beneficiary the choice of receiving
military family members and retirees phone service, online appointments tion on all MTF Web sites and in ben- care in the TRICARE civilian net-
and their family members. To date, and follow-up appointments. The eficiary information handouts provid- work.
beneficiaries enrolled in Army mili- Army Medical Command’s policy is ed during enrollment.
tary treatment facilities total more than to have 90 percent of appointment Finally, MEDCOM is establishing a
On Point Keep healthy heart for healthy life TRICARE
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Heart dis-
Reduce high cholesterol
High cholesterol can also be reduced
with a healthy eating plan, exercise and
ease is the number one cause of death in shedding excess weight. If these are not
the United States. According to the enough to lower the cholesterol level,
Centers for Disease Control and there are medications that may help.
Prevention, almost 700,000 people die Aim for a healthy weight
from heart disease in the U.S. each year. For anyone overweight, there is an
February was American Heart Month increased chance of having a heart
and TRICARE encourages all benefici- attack. According to the NIH, even a 10
aries to reduce their risks for developing percent weight loss can help lower the
heart disease. American Heart Month is risk of developing cardiovascular dis-
the perfect time to learn about cardiovas- ease. For losing excess weight, TRI-
CARE recommends beneficiaries talk
cular health, risk factors and warning
signs of heart disease. It’s also a great with their PCM about developing a
time to evaluate lifestyle choices to healthy and successful plan.
ensure a healthy heart. Visit www.tricare.mil/getfit for infor-
The National Institute of Health lists mation and links to better nutrition, exer-
six key steps to help reduce the risk of cise and more.
heart attack: Be physically active every day
•Stop smoking The NIH suggests 30 minutes of a
•Reduce high blood pressure moderate-intensity exercise on most
•Reduce high cholesterol days, preferably each day of the week.
•Aim for a healthy weight Exercise reduces the risk of heart-related
•Be physically active each day problems, including heart attacks.
•Manage diabetes Exercise can also improve cholesterol
Stop smoking levels, help control high blood pressure
Smoking cigarettes significantly and manage weight gain, and can help
increases the risk of heart attacks in men control diabetes. TRICARE suggests
and women. Talking with a primary care beneficiaries talk with their PCM before
manager to develop an action plan will starting an exercise program. Visit
help ensure success in efforts to quit www.health.gov/ paguidelines to find
smoking, and the Department of Defense out more about physical activity guide-
has a program that is only a click away lines for Americans.
online. The Web site, http://www.ucan- Manage diabetes
quit2.org, provides resources to help The same lifestyle changes that
with quitting, every step of the way. reduce high cholesterol, blood pressure
Reduce high blood pressure and excess weight will also help manage
High blood pressure, also known as diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 16
hypertension, forces the heart to work million Americans, and up to 75 percent
harder and increases the risk of develop- of those with diabetes develop heart dis-
ing heart disease, kidney disease and ease.
stroke. To help prevent or control high Visit www.americanheart.org, or,
blood pressure, the NIH recommends www.cdc.gov/heartdisease for more
losing excess weight, exercising regular- information about heart health. Make
ly, following a heart-healthy eating plan every month American Heart Month for
COURTESY PHOTO that includes foods lower in salt and a healthy life.
Staff Sgt. Shonna Young runs to maintain cardiovascular health and a sodium, limiting alcohol intake and tak-
healthy weight on a track near Beaumont Army Medical Center. ing prescribed medication.
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any undue alarm, the following infor- appears as small, red, itchy bumps or
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community about scabies. break when they are scratched. Itched
Scabies is a common skin infection skin frequently becomes rough, scaly,
caused by a tiny mite that lives in or just or scabbed and may become secondari-
“Brush your teeth below the surface of the skin. The ly infected by bacteria.
twice a day - visit your female mite burrows in the outer layers Scabies needs to be treated by your
dentist twice a year.” of the skin and lays her eggs during her doctor. Several lotions are available to
two-month lifecycle. After the eggs treat scabies. The lotion is applied from
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the skin to mate and start the cycle over repeated in one week. It usually takes
GENERAL DENTISTRY again.
Scabies is common and can affect all
only 24 to 48 hours for the lotion to kill
the mites, but the itching may remain
AND ORTHODONTICS people regardless of age, sex, race or
level of personal cleanliness. It is most
for weeks. If one member of the family
has scabies, the entire family should be
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common in people engaged in close
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We are now a “latex-free” office Office Hours: 9a.m. - 5p.m. bed, linens, towels or clothes. ble and dry-clean items that cannot be
The most common symptom of sca- washed. Infested persons should be
bies is itching, particularly at night. excluded from school or childcare until
Itching is caused by the skin’s reaction after starting treatment.
to the mites, eggs and fecal deposits If you think you or a family member
under the skin. The areas of the body has scabies, make an appointment with
most commonly affected are the hands your health care provider.
38 • The Monitor • April 9, 2009
Frequently asked questions about traumatic brain injuries, Part 2
COMPILED BY CLARENCE DAVIS III Q: How many Soldiers suffer brain injuries as a
WBAMC Public Affairs result of combat? Is it really the signature injury of
Q: Can you describe the different types of brain the current wars?
injuries; how they occur; how they are diagnosed A: According to data from the Defense and Veterans
and treated; and how they can be prevented? Brain Injury Center, 33 percent of patients who needed
A: Mild TBI (concussion) is difficult to diagnose on medical evaluation for battle-related injuries from the-
the battlefield, as is true in civilian life. The equivalent ater to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2008 had
situation may be a concussion on the football field. traumatic brain injury. Cumulatively, DVBIC sites
These events, not necessarily associated with loss of have seen 9,100 patients with TBI. Some patients are
consciousness, can be more difficult to detect. seen at a military treatment facility and later referred to
Moderate TBI is usually clearly recognizable, with a VA site and/or the DVBIC community reentry pro-
an event-related period of loss of consciousness and gram. It is neither objective nor official to place a label
clearly observable deficits, such as ongoing confusion such as “signature injury” on the current wars.
for days to a week. Most of the servicemembers identi- The percentage breakdown for the Army is:
fied with moderate TBI are evaluated at theater-level Concussions: 89 percent
medical facilities and evacuated back to the U.S. for Moderate: 5 percent trating injury, treatment will involve a diverse team of
further evaluation and care. It is possible, however, for Severe: 3 percent specialists including case managers, nurses, doctors,
some with moderate TBI to be missed. Penetrating: 3 percent surgeons, social workers and rehabilitation experts.
Severe TBI is obvious. It is treated in standard ways Q: What is the treatment for brain injuries? Treatment typically starts during acute hospitalization
in-theater by neurosurgeons. The Joint Theater Trauma A: The primary treatment for a concussion is reas- and, depending on the severity of the injury, can con-
System, an in-theater trauma care regulating system, surance, education about what a concussion is, what to tinue for months or even years after the injury in vari-
helps ensure casualties with a severe head injury are expect during recovery and protection from sustaining ous settings such as inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient
treated at a theater medical facility with neurosurgical a second injury before the brain heals. rehabilitation, home care and long-term care.
capability. These injured servicemembers are given For patients who have persistent symptoms after a For patients who have persistent symptoms after a
immediate emergency surgical treatment as required. concussion, treatment may include evaluations and concussion and for those who sustain moderate, severe
They then receive ongoing treatment stateside either possibly treatment by specialists such as neuropsychol- or penetrating injuries, family members and significant
at a military medical center, or at one of four ogists, speech and language pathologists, neurologists, others are included in the treatment programs. This
Department of Veterans Affairs Polytrauma Centers. occupational therapists, physical therapists, ophthal- external support is encouraged to support return to suc-
Penetrating is not mild, moderate or severe for a ser- mologists, optometrists and audiologists. These spe- cessful daily living through consultation and participa-
vicemember who sustains an open head injury that pen- cialists evaluate impairments and develop individual- tion in learning self-care/coping, life-skills and com-
etrates the dura of the brain via a bullet or fragments ized interventions. They introduce patients to cogni- munity reintegration strategies.
from a blast. tive, behavioral and learning strategies that prepare
Prevention is based on education, training, advances them to successfully engage in daily living activities at [Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series
in protective gear and operational techniques when in home, at work or in a classroom. covering the many questions related to traumatic brain
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40 • The Monitor • April 9, 2009
Colorectal cancer preventable
with early detection, diagnosis
1ST LT. ANDREW OTTO, RD women and 72,800 men were diagnosed
WBAMC Nutrition Care Division with colorectal cancer. African
March was designated as Colorectal Americans are actually more likely to be
Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the
cancer damages the cells of the colon or later stages of the disease and often at a
rectum and is the second leading cause of younger age than other ethnic groups.
cancer deaths in the United States every Preventing colorectal cancer is possi-
year. Nearly 150,000 Americans will get ble and is much more desirable than treat-
colorectal cancer this year and more than ing it. As with many medical conditions,
57,000 will die from it. The good news is prevention comes in the form of diet,
ILYA SLOAN, ARIZONA CANCER CENTER
that if detected early, it is one of the most exercise, weight control and avoiding
tobacco. The Super Colon is a 20-foot long, eight-foot high inflatable replica of a
preventable cancers since it develops
Consuming foods high in fiber such as human colon. Visitors can walk through the inflatable and see examples of
from polyps that can be surgically healthy tissues, tissue with non-malignant colorectal diseases, colorectal
removed before they become cancerous. fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and
polyps and various stages of colorectal cancer. The Super Colon serves as
Many believe that this cancer is usual- whole grains is a key dietary prevention
an educational tool and travels across the country to teach the impor-
ly fatal, which is not the case when factor. Aim to eat five or more servings of tance of colorectal cancer screening.
detected early. More than 90 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables per day. While
patients who are diagnosed with colorec- 100 percent juice contains many of the men and women. The recommended sumption is equal to one drink per day for
tal cancer confined to the colon will sur- same vitamins and minerals as their fresh intake for most individuals is 1,000 to women and up to two drinks per day for
vive five or more years after the diagno- counterparts, they have little fiber. Use 1,200 milligrams daily, which equates to men. Each drink is equivalent to a 12-
sis. the nutrition facts label on bread, cereal, about three servings of cheese, yogurt, ounce beer, 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5-
Colorectal cancer is detected with a beans and other grains to look up fiber milk or calcium-fortified orange juice. ounce shot of hard liquor. More than this
procedure called a colonoscopy, where content. Fiber is listed under the total car- Choosing fat-free dairy products to help amount increases a woman’s risk for
the doctor can look inside your colon and bohydrate category. Products with 3 or reduce overall saturated fat intake will breast cancer and everyone’s risk for col-
actually see and remove polyps. The more grams of fiber per serving can be also help reduce colorectal cancer risk. orectal cancer. Alcohol servings should
colonoscopy should be performed every considered high-fiber products. Being physically active and exercising not be saved across the week for use on
10 years starting at age 50. Individuals at Limit consumption of red meat and regularly is another recommendation for the weekend.
greater risk for colorectal cancer (older processed meat, including beef, pork, hot reducing the risk of colorectal cancer and Early detection is the key to successful
than 50, tobacco users, obese, sedentary, dogs, cold cuts and bologna. Both contain many other health complications. The treatment and recovery. If you are consid-
family history of colon cancer or any nitrates, which is a compound thought to current exercise recommendation from ered at risk for colorectal cancer either by
other disease involving the intestines) be a carcinogen or cancer-causing agent. the American College of Sports Medicine age, genetics or lifestyle risk factors, talk
should get screened earlier. Blood in the Recently the American Cancer Society is at least 30 minutes per day most days of to your doctor about getting screened. A
stool is another indicator for earlier released a study that indicates there may the week or 150 minutes per week. colonoscopy is not fun, but neither is the
screening. be a link between calcium and a reduced Another recommendation in risk alternative.
Many also assume colorectal cancer is risk of colorectal cancer. The study states reduction is to avoid all forms of tobacco. For any questions regarding the
a disease of older white men. An equal that consuming the Institute of Medicine One third of all cancers are related to dietary factors for prevention of colorec-
number of men and women get colorectal daily recommendation for calcium may tobacco use. If you choose to drink, do so tal cancer, contact the Nutrition Care
cancer. In 2006, an estimated 75,810 lower the risk of colorectal cancer in both in moderation. Moderate alcohol con- Outpatient Clinic at 569-3521.
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