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"Taipei Healthy Station" – Exclusive Clinics, Safe Guard Your Health

A memorandum was signed to officially launch the "Taipei Healthy Station" by Lin, Hsiu-lian, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Health, Taipei City Government and Shen, Tsai-ying, Executive Director of Taipei Pharmacists Association. "Taipei Healthy Stations" provide 1 on 1 consultation services of 'Free Cancer Screening Referral' and 'Healthy Weight Loss' to the public by the community pharmacists. Residents could also receive information provided by the Department of Health on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) self examination, Pap Smear test raffle, Healthy Weight Loss and so on from Exclusive Clinics with the "Taipei Healthy Station" signs. "Taipei Healthy Station" breakthrough the image of tradition clinics by providing diverse health services, more than just selling medical products.

Cancer Leads in Top 10 Causes of Death for 28 Consecutive Years
Cancer came in first place as the top 10 causes of death for Taipei’s residents in 2009. Death causes of primary cancers in Taipei City by statistic ranked colorectal cancer, breast cancer, oral cancer, and cervical cancer in third, fourth, eighth and ninth place respectively. In the period of 2004 to 2009, death rate per hundred thousand populations in Taipei City of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and oral cavity cancer had increased from 19.73 to 22.64, 15.20 to 17.49, and 5.26 to 5.66 respectively. Since 1995, cervical cancer screening has proven to be successful with a decrease of death rate from 6.51 to 5.66 per hundred thousand populations in Taipei City. By performing cancer screening, these cancers mentioned above could be diagnosed early, and treated early with good prospect of prognosis.

"Healthy Weight Loss 101, Happy Taipei Number One"
In 2010, the Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, R.O.C. (Taiwan) investigated on workforce above the age of 15 and discovered that 22.7% of the workforce was overweight and 11.8% were obsessed. On a basis of 150 minutes of exercise per week, 77.2% of the workforce does not exercise enough. Health threats and illness brought by obesity is in direct proportion with excessive medical expenses, therefore the most efficient way to prevent metabolic syndrome would be to maintain habits to exercise regularly and eat healthily.

127 "Taipei Healthy Stations" Fight for Your Health by Hand in Hand
Starting today until the end of 2011, residents can visit Exclusive Clinics with "Taipei Healthy Station" sign to receive information on "Free Cancer Screening" and "Healthy Weight Loss". As community clinics are easily accessible to the residents, it could provide speedy and sincere consultation services to the residents, therefore the Department of Health invites fellow residents in participating the "Taipei Healthy Station - Exclusive Clinics" program to receive health goodies.

Memorandum signed to officially launch the “Taipei Healthy Station” by Lin, Hsiu-lian, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Health, Taipei City Government and Shen, Tsai-ying, Executive Director of Taipei Pharmacists Association.
Memorandum signed to officially launch the “Taipei Healthy Station” by Lin, Hsiu-lian, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Health, Taipei City Government and Shen, Tsai-ying, Executive Director of Taipei Pharmacists Association.

Poster for “Taipei Healthy Station
Poster for “Taipei Healthy Station"