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7 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, which calls attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women of all ages, is always held on the last Wednesday in September. The 2019 event is set for September 25.  This year, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages from across the…

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7 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Here are seven important things you should know about the risks and prevention of cervical cancer: All women are at risk.Unless you have had your cervix removed for noncancerous conditions (like fibroids), you can develop cervical cancer, which is caused by…

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Colorectal Cancer: Why Screening is Important

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), outside of skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. In fact, one in every 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer at some point in her life, with the risks increase after age 50.     What…

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How To Save The Skin You’re In This Summer

Here’s a bright idea for keeping skin healthy and youthful looking: Protect it from the sun, especially during the summer months when you’re more likely to spend time outdoors. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun causes more than 90 percent of visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging. And despite all the warnings, the…

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Empower Yourself — Get Screened for Better Health

This month, the Office on Women’s Health will sponsor Women’s Health Week, beginning on Mother’s Day, May 12, and running through May 19. In celebration of Women’s Health Week and throughout the year, we encourage women of all ages to empower themselves by focusing on their personal health and getting the tests and screenings they…

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