Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15 to recognize the independence anniversary for Latin American countries El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Then the independence anniversary dates of Mexico on 9/16 and Chile 9/18. It was initially observed as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and later expanded to 30 days by President Ronald Reagan. The month celebrates the rich history, heritage, and important contributions of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.
Receiving preventative healthcare reduces the risk for diseases, disabilities, and death. And, the benefits of receiving preventative healthcare from your primary care provider include: early diagnosis = early treatment, avoid or reduce symptoms of illness, and regular screenings can save you money on future medical expenses.
At HealthTexas, our primary care doctors not only treat symptoms or diseases, but encourage healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the need for diagnostic services. With 18 locations to serve you, many of our providers hablo español! Also, FREE Patient Education Classes are offered to our patients which include topics on Advance Directives, Alzheimer’s disease, Asthma/COPD, Diabetes education, Matters of Balance, and Nutrition.
Flu/COVID/Monkeypox – Dr. D’s September Medical Update
Every month, HealthTexas primary care doctor Michael Dominguez, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine writes an article addressing various health topics. September topics cover flu season, COVID, COVID vaccination, and monkeypox. Be informed and keep up to date on “top of mind” health topics and read Dr. D’s monthly medical update.
Dr. Dominguez is accepting new patients at HealthTexas Holy Cross Clinic.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
The month of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness and encourages people who may experience suicidal thoughts to seek help for improved mental health care. Suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition.
What is mental health?
Mental health plays an important part of our overall health, which includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. All of these factors affect how we think, feel, and act.
988 is a nationwide suicide prevention and crisis lifeline. Sponsored by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this lifeline is available to anyone to provide additional access to mental health services and resources.
Resources for HTMG Associates
There are times in life when you might need a little help coping or figuring out what to do.
At HealthTexas, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you and your family, is 100% confidential, and includes Work Life Services. EAP includes up to three face-to-face assessment and counseling sessions per person. Contact EAP 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 888.293.6948. The EAP mobile app is available on Google Play or the App Store, choose The Standard – EAP – 3 Visits. For online resources visit healthadvocate.com/Standard3. For more information, visit The Pulse>Human Resources>HTMG EAP.