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World Blood Donor Day (Monday, June 14)

Donate Blood
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood donation is a vital necessity, one that has become even more important, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Blood donation is an essential gift of life, as it is often required for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, lifesaving care begins when someone donates blood.
CMV Test Tubes
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a virus that is the most common infectious cause of birth defects to babies born in the U.S. Approximately 10% of babies diagnosed with congenital CMV infection have signs at birth. Almost 1 out of 200 babies is born with congenital CMV.
Elderly woman being shown test results
Taking care of our bones is a crucial part of our health that is often overlooked by many adults in the U.S. This inattention to bone care and health by many can have severe impact not only on the health of bones, but also on overall health quality, particularly as aging occurs. The greatest negative health consequence of not prioritizing bone health and care is osteoporosis.

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week
May 10 through May 16 is designated National Women’s Health Week and National Women’s Check-Up Day is designated on May 11 to raise awareness of these important tools within your personal health plan.
Unplanned teen pregnancy
Today’s teens face an abundance of choices and discoveries as they approach the threshold of adulthood. While most teens may face these years with great enthusiasm and excitement, the majority have resounding fear and doubts within their growing minds as influence bombards them from many directions from the interactions they have in their daily lives with their peers, social media platforms, societal and cultural messages, plus expectations from parents and community.
Mother and daughters eating healthy
Proper nutrition, regular healthcare including immunizations and physical activity and exercise are important healthy habits that all contribute to enjoying a high quality, long life. Developing healthy habits in youngsters paves the way for them to become healthy, resilient, and thriving adults.

The Importance of Exercise

Women Exercising
Being active is an important part of achieving and retaining optimal physical and mental health plus well-being for both men and women. But a closer look at the approach men and women take toward exercise indicates a significant gap in thinking...
Stessed Young Woman
We all have those situations – like when your temperamental dishwasher turns the staircase into Niagra Falls just as you’re ready to head out for morning carpool, your mother’s 3 a.m. phone call about a tricky new thermostat she can’t figure out or your boss dropping yet another rush project on your desk as you’re trying to exit the office on time, among others. These situations -- and countless others like them – all cause stress within our daily lives.
Woman with abdominal pain
March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month and your local Capital Women’s Care team would like to empower you with important information about the link endometriosis may have on your reproductive and overall health. We offer you important facts about endometriosis and its symptoms, treatment options that don’t affect subsequent fertility or conception and how you can achieve optimal preconception health by taking charge of endometriosis and its symptoms before trying to conceive.
Woman with abdominal pain outside bathroom
March is designated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer (excluding skin cancers) in both women and men and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths. The ACS estimates colorectal cancer will claim almost 52,980 lives this year.

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