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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.

The Importance of Maternal Vaccines

Pregnant woman receiving vaccine
Maternal immunizations and vaccines offer two-fold health protection throughout pregnancy. These important protectors not only safeguard pregnant women’s health against devastating communicable diseases, but also provide initial health protection and immunities against diseases that could jeopardize their developing babies’ health, even increasing their survival rate, after birth.
Mother breastfeeding infant
Breastfeeding goes beyond providing the best nutrition for your newborn -- breastfeeding also provides many important health benefits for both you and your baby that continue throughout your lives. Yet according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) only 1 in 4 infants is exclusively breastfed, as recommended, up to 6 months old. Additionally, the CDC reports 60% of new mothers don’t breastfeed their infants for as long as they initially intended.

Women and Autoimmune Diseases

woman with joint pain
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), between 14.7 and 23.5 million American people are affected by 80-plus types of autoimmune diseases which affect nearly every organ and system. Conservative estimates indicate 6.7 million (or 78.8%) of those diagnosed with autoimmune diseases in the U.S. are women. This may in part be due to research findings indicating women produce a more vigorous immune response and increased antibody production than males.

Guarding Against Skin Cancer

Woman applying sun screen on arm at the beach
Summer offers longer days and more opportunities to get outside and enjoy an abundance of fresh air and sunshine. With more sun-drenched days spent outdoors, it’s important to properly protect your skin against skin cancer, the most common form of cancer diagnosed globally and within the U.S.

Summer Safety Tips

Family on vaction in ocean
School’s out and longer days filled with sunshine are here, beckoning us to enjoy outdoor summer fun and relaxation! While longer summer days entice us to slow down and enjoy a more laidback lifestyle, it’s vitally important to remain vigilant regarding outdoor safety. Whether your plans include staycation destinations or journeys to faraway places, your local Capital Women’s Care team offers these outdoor safety tips to help you and your family enjoy a safe, fun, and stress-free summer:
woman with migraine
Headaches are the most common form of pain experienced by people of all ages, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In just last year alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than half of all adults globally ages 18 to 65 years experienced headache, with 30%-plus reporting migraine. Headache on 15+ days every month affects between 1.7% to 4% of the world’s total adult population.

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.

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