Women's Health Week and Check Up Day5/7/2012
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13 through Saturday, May 19 is National Women’s Health Week - and Monday, May 14 is National Women’s Checkup Day.
National Women’s Health Week brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. This year’s observance advises women that "It’s Your Time" (http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/) to make health a top priority. Please join CMS in honoring women during the Month of May by supporting efforts to promote and protect the health, safety, and quality of life of women.
As a provider of healthcare services to people with Medicare and women in particular, this month presents a wonderful opportunity to help women to Take the Pledge! (http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/check-up-day/) to get healthier by recommending steps to improve their physical and mental health, as well as lower their risks for certain diseases by:
- Regular exercise/increased activity
- Healthy food choices
- Attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress
- Avoidance of unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet and
- Taking advantage of appropriate preventive services and screenings
Women are our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, wives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, and caregivers - Your encouragement can help promote and improve the health, safety, and quality of life for women and just might save their lives.
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