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Woman with PTSD
Experiencing a dangerous, scary traumatic event can cause feelings of great fear and loss of control which may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health affliction comprised of continuing symptoms of fear, anxiety and other stress reactions that can disrupt everyday life.
Picnic with family & friends
The arrival of Memorial Day weekend, considered by most to be the official start of summer, often takes us on enjoyable journeys to places both near and far. The combination of crowds, increased travel on roadways, trips involving water and relaxed gatherings that may include alcohol require us to take safety into consideration when making Memorial Day weekend plans. Whether your plans include exploring points of interest close to home, going to the beach or discovering the great outdoors, the Capital Women’s Care team wants you and your family to stay safe and healthy by offering you these important safety tips.
Woman with back pain
Osteoporosis is a serious, common health issue for men and women over age 50. One of two women and up to one in four men within this age group will break a bone due to osteoporosis. While osteoporosis is preventable and treatable if caught early, it can lead to extensive negative impact on quality of life -- even deadly consequences -- if untreated.
Young woman with depression
May is Mental Health Month and your Capital Women’s Care team wants to help raise awareness of how vital your emotional wellness is to your overall health. We examine symptoms, causes, diagnoses and treatments of common mental health issues to help you identify and manage feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and being overwhelmed. It’s also important to us you understand and know when to seek professional help.
Family biking on a trail
As we begin Every Kid Healthy Week, which raises awareness of the important benefits of sound nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning for kids, we want to share some healthy activity ideas you can do to help your kids learn and thrive.
Man & Woman looking at a pregnancy test in bed

Anyone can face challenges as they begin trying to start a family. However, many couples face monthly disappointment and subsequent negative feelings as their hope to become pregnant is not realized.

Of all U.S. couples trying to conceive, 85% achieve pregnancy within one year, with the greater likelihood of pregnancy occurring within earlier months. That means 15% of couples attempting to conceive, or more than one in every 10 U.S. couples, experience infertility, which is defined as the inability to conceive while having frequent unprotected sex within one year.

Eye exam chart and a woman's eye

April marks the beginning of Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, a time designated to increasing awareness of the importance of women’s eye health and establishing and maintaining healthy vision care practices.

Woman holding fresh leafy vegetable

Spring’s arrival lets us know that warmer temperatures, longer days, and blooming flowers are finally within reach after shortened gray and cold winter days. We anticipate trading out those heavy sweaters and long fireplace-focused evenings for short-sleeve shirts and backyard barbecues. Plans to clean living spaces of unwanted, unused stuff and clutter is another annual ritual providing great satisfaction after a long winter of hibernation.

Virus pandemic
Do you have an upcoming appointment? Stay informed on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Endometriosis – Symptoms and Treatment

Woman suffering from endometriosis pain

This month, our women’s health focus centers on endometriosis awareness and education. As we begin National Endometriosis Awareness Month, it is important to be aware of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options associated with endometriosis, a condition which affects 6.5 million U.S. women, or over 11% of U.S. women age 15 through 44.

Endometriosis primarily afflicts women who are of child-bearing age, making it a prime cause of infertility, as it directly affects one in every two women who face difficulties in becoming pregnant.

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