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American Stroke Month

American Stroke Awareness Month
May is American Stroke Month. Your Capital Women’s Care team of healthcare professionals shares vital information about stroke risks and what you can do to minimize your personal risk, how to recognize and understand stroke risks and symptoms and stroke prevention strategies you can incorporate within your personal health plan to give you best opportunity for good health and a long quality life.
Generations of Women
National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is May 8 through May 14 to raise awareness of the many things you can do to maximize your health throughout all the stages of your life, from teens through the golden years.

National Mental Health Month

Mental Health Awareness Month
May is designated National Mental Health Month. Your local Capital Women’s Care team wants to share vital information about the importance of good mental health plus symptoms to be vigilant for to help you understand mental health concerns and know when to seek out professional help.
Infant receiving immunitization shot
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 25 through May 2, and your Capital Women’s Care team wants to share vital information about recommended immunizations based on the latest guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including specific maternal vaccines during pregnancy that safeguard not only you but also your developing baby’s health.
Pregnancy test showing not pregnant result
Infertility knows no boundaries, with many couples facing challenges when trying to start or build a family. About 2/3 of infertility issues can be identified resulting from either female or male specific factors or an identifiable combination of both female and male factors. The remaining 1/3 of infertility causes remain unknown, including unidentifiable combined male and female factors.
April is STD Awareness Month
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) take a particularly heavy toll on young people, even with the substantial impact they have on men and women of all ages, ethnicities or backgrounds. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate those ages 15 to 24 years accounted for almost 50% of the 26 million new STDs occurring in the U.S. in 2018.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. per the American Cancer Society (ACS.) It is also the 3rd most common cause of new cancer cases diagnosed annually among U.S. men and women. Among women, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 25.

American Diabetes Alert Day

Woman taking blood sugar reading
Diabetes affects women’s health more severely than the health of men. It can cause women many serious health consequences, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems throughout pregnancy and kidney failure. About 15 million U.S. women have diabetes, or about 1 out of every 9 adult American women.

National Nutrition Month

Woman eating healthy food
Healthy nutrition is an integral component to enjoying a healthy quality life. Being overweight or having obesity are primarily caused by poor nutrition and eating habits in combination with a sedentary lifestyle. Yet more than 2 out of 3 women ages 20 years or older in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese indirectly causes millions of deaths annually in the U.S.
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
February is designated National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Your Capital Women’s Care team shares vital information concerning teen dating violence, including tips for educating your teen, recognizing signs and situations which can be detrimental to their health and well-being and establishing a sound safety plan in case of exposure to dating violence and abuse.

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