For Immediate Release Contact: Millicent Gorham
April 7, 2009 301-589-3200
This is a statement from Dr. Debra A. Toney, President, National Black Nurses Association on “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day”. The statement is being played on radio stations nationwide on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The National Black Nurses Association is a partner with the Tom Joyner Morning Show in four cities, Washington, DC, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia and Atlanta, providing health screenings and health information.
“This is Dr. Debra Toney, President, of the National Black Nurses Association. If our Nation is to compete effectively in a global economy, we must have a healthy workforce. Take your loved one to a doctor today.
Get preventive check ups, blood pressure, blood sugar for diabetes, colon/rectal exam, prostate and mammogram.
Lose the weight. Come walk a mile with one of the Black Nurses’ 77 chapters.
Or, join a Steppin’ dance class. It counts as exercise!
Go bike riding with your family and don’t forget the helmet. Take a spin class and burn a lot of calories!
Always eat high fiber meals including 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Decrease your portion size and drink at least 8 glasses of water.
Today, you can become a healthier YOU.
Don’t forget to take a loved one to the doctor today, and don’t forget yourself.”