National Women's Health Week May 12-18, 2019

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) as designated by the Department Of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health for the express purpose of encouraging ALL women to be as healthy as possible.

Taking the steps needed for better health.

The OWH has planned a celebration on their website to show women how to lead a healthier life at any age.  Visit their website and join in the celebration!

Ladies, it is all about prevention and early detection with us. 

If you have been putting office your yearly physicals and examinations, this is a perfect week to bite the bullet and get the appointments scheduled.  It is not just my opinion that early detection saves lives, it is everyone’s that has experienced a terrible scare from putting off appointments for too long. 

We cannot take care of everyone else if do not at least try to get healthy.  Sometimes, the smallest of baby steps in the right direction can prompt a change in your lifestyle in a positive way.  Any forward progress is a step in the right direction.

Eating healthy is hard for many of us.  It takes work, and with the added stress of daily life, it can seem virtually impossible.  With the vast amount of information available online, and the number of how to videos, you can search until you find a menu that fits all of your personal needs and wants.

The CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses Mother’s Day as the start of National Women’s Health Week. 

According to the CDC, National Women's Health Week “Is a reminder to women to take care of themselves, and to make their health a priority”. 

The CDC recommends that we avoid unhealthy behaviors.  No smoking, do not text while driving, and ALWAYS wear your seat belt or helmet. 

Visit the CDC for resources available pertaining to National Women’s Health Week.  

Remember that there are many resources available to help you with certain wellness and prevention measures.  Many do not have copays or deductibles. 

Ask for help before skipping what could prove to be a life-saving precaution.