August 6, 2012 - The Capital Coalition for Health has unveiled its health and wellness priorities for Leon County following a year long assessment. The coalition voted to focus on three main areas of concern following surveys, focus groups and research. Those areas are Obesity and Chronic Disease, Increasing Access to Health care in Leon County, and eliminating health disparities to improve the health of all groups. The coalition will be releasing their findings on August 7th. The Health department says that things as simple as community gardens could address some of the issues. All are welcome to attend the unveiling of the findings. The event will be held at the Turnbull Center at Florida State University August 7th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Also, giving birth at an older age may help reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. That's the most common gynecological cancer in the U.S. The study, which is believed to be the largest of its kind, compared women who had their last birth under the age of 25 to mothers who were 40 or older when they had their last child. Older birth had a 44 percent reduced risk of endometrial cancer. The results of the research are now available online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.