Central Wellness

Mission of Wellness Committee

The mission of the Wellness Committee is to promote healthy development of the mind, body and spirit of the members of the Central Methodist University Community through physical exercise, health and fitness awareness, educational programs, and recreational activities.


Definition of Wellness

The concept of wellness advocates a balanced approach to life and includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational and physical components.


Wellness Focus: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

Did you know? 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

Every woman's wellness plan should include regular breast exams. Doing so can help you find problems early. There are three tests used most frequently to check breast tissue. They are a breast self-exam, clinical breast exam, and mammogram.

What happens during a mammogram?

A mammogram is a simple test. When you go for a mammogram, the technician taking the picture will place your breast between two X-ray panels. The panels will push your breast between them to get a clear picture. You may feel a little bit of discomfort, but each X-ray takes less than one minute.

Who should get one?

Women ages 40 and up should talk to their doctor about how often to have a mammogram - it varies based on your personal health and family history. A woman's chance of getting breast cancer is greater as she ages.

Women who have had breast cancer or other breast problems or who have a family history of breast cancer might need to start getting mammograms before age 40, or they might need to get them more often. Talk to your doctor about when to start and how often you should have a mammogram.

Why should I have a mammogram?

A mammogram can save your life by finding breast cancer early. It can show cancer that is too small for you or your doctor to feel. When breast cancer is found early, you have more treatment options.

Information provided by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. This information is intended for educational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult your physician for advice about changes that may affect your health.