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Have you had a checkup recently?

Mother’s day kicks off National Women’s Health week.  National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health.

On Monday, May 13th we observed National Women’s Checkup Day.  As the 14th annual observance, WWHF wants to encourage women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks for certain diseases:

  • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
  • Get active.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and texting while driving.

women-laughingWe all have a role to play in women’s health.  Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. As a result, women’s health and well-being becomes secondary.   As a community, we have a responsibility to support the important women we know and do everything we can to help them make the steps for longer, healthier, happier lives.

 

And remember, it all begins with a healthy woman!
 

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