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Bladder Health Month

Woman sitting on toliet with bladder issues
The bladder is an important organ that helps maintain our overall health by flushing out and eliminating liquid waste from the body. About the size and shape of a grapefruit, the bladder holds between 300 to 500 mL of fluid.

Great American Smoke Out® 2021

Woman quitting smoking
According to the American Lung Association (ALA), 16 million-plus Americans live with a smoking-related disease. What’s more, smoking endangers the health of all members of a smoker’s household. Second-hand smoke especially endangers the health of young children and babies, including those in utero, plus all living within your household. Smoking and tobacco product use pose serious risk of early death and disease, especially for women. Annually, cigarette smoking kills an estimated 202,000 U.S. women, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.)
Premature infant in incubator in a hospital
Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm worldwide (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), with alarming increases yearly, according to the World Health Organization (WHO.) What’s more, WHO estimates approximately 1 million children die from complications of preterm birth each year. Of those babies born preterm, many endure death or lingering complications or disabilities throughout their lifetimes.

Getting Your Health Back after COVID

Woman, holding face mask and happy after pandemic
COVID-19 continues its influence even as we move forward with post-pandemic recovery. Some COVID-19 survivors, including kids, still face long-lasting symptoms, including fatigue, lung problems, joint pain, brain fog and other issues.

National Mammography Day (Oct. 18)

Woman receiving mammogram
October is designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 U.S. women face an invasive breast cancer diagnosis within their lives. A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a mother, daughter or sister diagnosed, yet about 85% of breast cancers occur in women having no family history of the disease.

Seasonal Influenza Protection

Pregnant woman getting the flu shot
Now more than ever it’s important to get your yearly flu vaccine, no matter what your age or health, especially since COVID-19 risk continues. Influenza vaccination offers key health protection for all. Most importantly, it staves off potentially severe illness and even death for those populations susceptible to health complications directly related to influenza infection: babies, older people, pregnant women, and those trying to conceive. Plus, those populations with compromised immune systems.

World Heart Day – September 29

World Heart Day - September 29th
World Heart Day is designated September 29, offering a perfect opportunity to reflect on your personal heart health. Your local Capital Women’s Care team wants to empower you with important tips on how to optimize your cardiovascular health; recognize cardiovascular disease risk factors and symptoms and understand when to see your doctor. Our team wants to teach you how to implement heart healthy practices within your personal care plan so you can enjoy a long, quality life.

National Sexual Health Awareness Month

Sexual Health Awareness Month
September is designated National Sexual Health Awareness Month. Your local Capital Women’s Care team wants to share important information about common women’s sexual and reproductive health concerns, their symptoms and treatments so you can integrate awareness within your personal healthcare plan and help you to achieve and maintain optimal sexual and reproductive health.

Kindness and Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
Kindness toward others has become more prevalent worldwide since the pandemic. Whether it’s the simple gestures of a smile and greeting offered to strangers as we continue our journey back into modified versions of our pre-pandemic lives or a renewed, genuine interest in helping those in need, kindness toward others spreads more than good cheer.

Benefits of Sound Sleep

Woman sleeping in bed
Daily life is brimming with obligations, responsibilities and tasks that seem to require nearly all those precious 24 hours to complete. Yet there’s one significant aspect of our daily life (and, more importantly, our daily personal health) that we often sacrifice so we can check off many tasks from our daunting daily “to-do” lists, especially by women: a quality night’s sleep.

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