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Health & Wellness
Fall 2013
The Garden City Telegram
Early Detection Works Services:
Free Breast Cancer Screenings
• Annual clinical breast exams performed by a nurse or
• Annual mammograms for women age 50-64
• Annual mammograms for women age 40-49 if:
-They have a personal history of cancer or
-They have a mother, daughter or sister with a history of
breast cancer or
- A lump is found by the clinician performing the breast exam
What if I need treatment?
Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or
pre-cancerous conditions of the breast or cervix will
be referred for treatment paid for by Medicaid under
the Breast and Cervical Cancer treatment Act of 2000.
This specialTreatment Act covers women who would
not otherwise be eligible for Medicaid.
What if something is found?
If one of your tests shows a problem, the clinician performing the
breast exam will explain it to you and the Early DetectionWorks
program will pay for other tests needed to make a diagnosis.
Where do I go for Early Detection Works?
224 N.Taylor Ave. • Garden City, KS 67846
620.275.5302 •Toll Free 1.877.275.5302
Am I eligible for Early Detection Works?
The program pays for breast and cervical cancer
screenings for women who are 40-64 years old, do
not have insurance, and meet income requirements.
Early detection can save your life.
call to see if you qualify for a free screening
(620) 275-5302
or Toll Free:
310 N. 6th
* Zumba Fitness
* Water Aerobics
* Obstacle Runs
* Yoga
Wellness Center
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Personal Training With Certified Staff Available
GymnasiumMemberships Available
Fitness Opportunities
with GCRC
Garden City Recreation Commission
ful tactics to conquer insomnia, or
they may even prescribe insomnia
Cancer patients battling insom-
nia also can take it upon them-
selves to institute certain habits
that may improve their sleep. The
following are a few helpful habits
for cancer patients looking to con-
quer their insomnia.
• Maintain a sleep schedule.
Waking up at the same time each
morning and going to be at the
same time each night can make it
easier for your body to fall asleep.
Sticking to a sleep schedule essen-
tially programs your body, which
will grow accustomed to a routine
sleep schedule and increase the
likelihood that you will fall asleep
sooner rather than later.
• Reduce caffeine consumption.
Caffeinated beverages can interfere
with a good night’s sleep and make
it harder for the body to enter a
deep sleep. Though it may seem
as though caffeine is a quick but
short-lived energy fix, the effects
of caffeine can last for as long as 24
hours. Overdoing it with caffeine,
even if that fifth cup of coffee is
long before you put head to pillow,
can have a significant and negative
impact on your sleep.
• Quit smoking.
As if having can-
cer wasn’t already a strong enough
reason to quit smoking, cancer
patients also should know that the
nicotine found in cigarettes and
other tobacco products is a stimu-
lant that can negatively affect your
ability to get a good night’s sleep.
• Skip the nightcaps.
Many cancer
patients steer clear of alcohol, but
those who feel a nightcap helps
them fall asleep may be doing
more harm than good. Consuming
alcohol right before bed may help
you fall asleep quickly, but you can
expect that sleep to be interrupted
once the effects of the alcohol wear
off. This disruption to your sleep
cycle makes it harder to get the
kind of deep, rejuvenating sleep
cancer patients need.
• Eat an early dinner.
Going to
bed before your body has fully
digested your dinner can be harm-
ful in a variety of ways. Food that
isn’t digested before the body goes
to sleep is likely to be stored as fat,
causing weight gain that can add to
the feelings of fatigue many cancer
patients experience. In addition,
quality of sleep is negatively af-
fected if your body is still digesting
dinner when you lay down to go
to sleep. If you start eating early
dinners and find yourself hungry
around bedtime, eat a small snack
an hour or two before bedtime.
Hunger can hinder your ability to
get a good night’s sleep, so a small
snack to quell that hunger should
be easy to digest and your sleep
should not be affected.
Metro Creative Connection
Insomnia is common among cancer patients, who can employ a variety of strategies
to improve the quality of their sleep.
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