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MAPA April PSA

 

National Donate Life Awareness Month

MAPA wants to help raise your awareness of the need and how you can make a real difference.
The following information is from the US Organ Donor website.

 

One Donor Can Save Eight Lives

 

This is the website for Minnesota residents to register as an organ donor: https://www.lifesourcedonorregistry.org/

 

Here is what you will see:

 

Minnesota residents can use this form to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Information entered will be used only for verifying your donation decision. If you support donation, please register. Almost anyone can be a donor, regardless of age or pre-existing medical condition. Call 1-888-5-DONATE with questions. 

More Minnesota specific information information can be found at http://www.donatelifemidwest.org/mn/

 


April 2018 Organ Donation 60 SEC.mp3MP3 (2.35 MB)
April 2018 Organ Donation 30 SEC.mp3MP3 (1.17 MB)
April 2018 Organ Donation 15 SEC.mp3MP3 (591 KB)

 

 

MAPA March PSA

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

 

The following information is taken from the CDC website.

 

Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be.  Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.

 

Precancerous polyps and early-stage colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. This means that someone could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important.

 

Your risk for colorectal cancer may be higher than average if:   

 

  • You or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer.   
  • You have inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis. 
  • You have a genetic syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.   

 

People at increased risk for colorectal cancer may need earlier or more frequent tests than other people. Talk to your health care provider about when to begin screening, which test is right for you, and how often you should be tested.

 

MAPA recommends the CDC website (above) as well as these for additional information

 

www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal

 

www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal/patient/colorectal-screening-pdq 

 

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20353669

 

If you are age 50 or older talk with your PA or other health care provider and get screened soon.

 

 


 

MAPA February PSA

American Heart Month

 

February is American Heart Month and thus the choice of “Heart Health” as the topic for this month’s PSA.  Here are some sobering statistics from the American Heart Association:

  • On average, someone dies of Cardiovascular Disease every 40 seconds. That is about 2,200 each day.
  • On average, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. This is about 795,000 new or recurrent stroke each year. On average, someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes
  • 85.7 million, or 34.0% of US adults are estimated to have hypertension, based on 2011-2014 data.  28.5 million, or 11.9% of US adults are estimated to have total serum cholesterol levels ≥240 mg/dL, based on 2011-2014 data.
  • 23.4 million, or 9.1% of US adults are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, based on 2011-2014 data. 1 in 6 males and 1 in 7 females in the United States are current smokers, based on 2015 data.
  • On average, 1 in 3 adults, or 30.4% Do not engage in leisure time physical activity. Hispanic and Non-Hispanic black adults were more likely to be inactive.

MAPA suggests discussing your risk factors with your PA or other health care provider.  In addition these websites are good sources of information:

 

NHLBI | Your Guide to A Healthy Heart (PDF)

CDC | Be One in a Million this American Heart Month

American Heart Association | Healthy Eating

 

 


 

MAPA January PSA

Glaucoma Awareness

 

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. 
 
While PAs do not generally diagnose and treat glaucoma MAPA wants you to be aware of the condition and the risks it poses. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists are the experts in conditions of the eye.
 
Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness.While there are several types of glaucoma the two main types are open-angle and angle-closure.
 
The most common form, primary open-angle glaucoma, develops slowly and usually without any symptoms. Many people are not aware they have the condition until they have significant vision loss. Initially, glaucoma affects peripheral or side vision, but it can advance to central vision loss. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to significant vision loss in both eyes, and may even lead to blindness.
 
A less common type, acute angle-closure glaucoma, usually occurs abruptly due to a rapid increase of pressure in the eye. Its symptoms may include severe eye pain, nausea, redness in the eye, seeing halos or colored rings around lights and blurred vision. This is an emergency condition in which severe vision loss can occur quickly; see your eye care professional immediately.

 

MAPA recommends the following resources for more information on glaucoma:

What Is Glaucoma? - American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is Glaucoma? | Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma | National Eye Institute

Glaucoma - American Optometric Association

Glaucoma - Be Aware of the Dangers (infographic)

 

 



MAPA December PSA

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that has a seasonal recurring pattern; as the hours of sunlight diminish the occurrence of SAD increases.  Oftentimes lifestyle changes are helpful to improve symptoms and lift your mood. You might try going outside more often, getting plenty of sunlight, exercising, avoiding drugs and alcohol, getting plenty of sleep, and practicing relaxation exercises.  However, If symptoms such as major changes in sleep patterns; loss of or significantly increased appetite; loss of interest in normally pleasurable activities; withdrawing from social contact are occurring you should contact your health care team to discuss treatment options.

MAPA recommends these resources for more information

National Institute of Mental Health – Seasonal Affective Disorder

PSYCOM – Seasonal Affective Disorder

 
 

 

MAPA November PSA

Stop Smoking

 

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

 

The American Cancer Society has an interactive tool Smoking Habits Quiz that can help you create a personal quit plan based on your level of nicotine dependence.  There is a wealth of information at the American Cancer Society wesbite

 

QUITPLAN  1-888-354-PLAN (7526) is a free resources available to all Minnesotans.  It includes coaching as well as nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, lozenges).

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Announcements

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
March 2018 Colorectal Cancer 60 SEC.mp3 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 3/20/2018
March 2018 Colorectal Cancer 30 SEC.mp3 MP3 (1.17 MB) Administration 3/20/2018
March 2018 Colorectal Cancer 15 SEC.mp3 MP3 (596.39 KB) Administration 3/20/2018
February 2018 Heart Health 60.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 2/8/2018
February 2018 Heart Health 30.mp3 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 2/8/2018
February 2018 Heart Health 15.mp3 MP3 (593.33 KB) Administration 2/8/2018
January 2018 Glaucoma 60.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 1/2/2018
January 2018 Glaucoma 30.mp3 MP3 (1.16 MB) Administration 1/2/2018
January 2018 Glaucoma 15.mp3 MP3 (589.25 KB) Administration 1/2/2018
December 2017 SAD 60.mp3 MP3 (2.32 MB) Administration 11/29/2017
December 2017 SAD 30.mp3 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 11/29/2017
December 2017 SAD 15.mp3 MP3 (589.25 KB) Administration 11/29/2017
November 2017 Stop Smoking 60 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 10/30/2017
November 2017 Stop Smoking 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 10/30/2017
November 2017 Stop Smoking 15 MP3 (592.31 KB) Administration 10/30/2017
October 2017 What is a PA 60 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 10/2/2017
October 2017 What is a PA 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 10/2/2017
October 2017 What is a PA 15 MP3 (590.27 KB) Administration 10/2/2017
September2017 Childhood Obesity 60 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 9/5/2017
September2017 Childhood Obesity 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 9/5/2017
September2017 Childhood Obesity 15 MP3 (594.35 KB) Administration 9/5/2017
August2017_Immunization 60 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 7/28/2017
August2017_Immunization 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 7/28/2017
August2017_Immunization 15 MP3 (590.27 KB) Administration 7/28/2017
July2017_Eye Health 60 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 7/10/2017
July2017_Eye Health 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 7/10/2017
July2017_Eye Health 15 MP3 (592.31 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
June2017 Mens Health 60 SEC.mp3 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 6/1/2017
June2017 Mens Health 30 SEC.mp3 MP3 (1.14 MB) Administration 6/1/2017
June2017 Mens Health 15 SEC.mp3 MP3 (599.45 KB) Administration 6/1/2017
May2017 Allergy PSA 60 SEC.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 5/1/2017
May2017 Allergy PSA 30 SEC.mp3 MP3 (1.16 MB) Administration 5/1/2017
May2017 Allergy PSA 15 SEC.mp3 MP3 (592.31 KB) Administration 5/1/2017
April2017 Health Equality 60 MP3 (2.31 MB) Administration 4/18/2017
April2017 Health Equality 30 MP3 (472.31 KB) Administration 4/18/2017
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