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Woman receiving a mammogram
Cancer touches everyone’s lives, whether directly affecting your own personal health or the health of a loved one, friend or co-worker. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately 39.5% of U.S. men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point within their lifetime, meaning that 1 out of 3 people will face personal cancer diagnosis during their life.
Elderly woman holding chest
Heart disease is the most common cause of death for women in the U.S., with nearly 1 in 4 women, or 25%, dying from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). February is American Heart Month and your local Capital Women’s Care team wants to share important information about specific heart problems more common to women as well as those more likely to occur in women and subsequent treatment options.
American Heart Month
February is National Heart Awareness Month and your local Capital Women’s Care health team wants to share with you valuable information to help you recognize risk factors of heart disease; what preventative practices you can initiate within your own personal health plan to optimize your heart function and health; and women-specific heart attack symptoms to be vigilant for.
Woman with a thyroid issue
January is Thyroid Awareness Month and your Capital Women’s Care team shares important knowledge concerning proper thyroid balance as it relates to functions of the body it helps to control; various types of thyroid inefficiencies, including hypo- and hyperthyroidism, and symptoms; types of thyroid cancers; vital information on the importance of thyroid functionality in pregnant and menopausal women; and diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders.

Healthy Choices Help Prevent Birth Defects

Birth Defects Prevention Month
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month with National Folic Acid Awareness Week designated January 5 through January 11. Your local Capital Women’s Care team wants to share vital information to help you optimize you and your baby’s health, including the importance of folic acid, to help reduce birth defects risks so you have a healthy pregnancy resulting in giving birth to a healthy baby.

Cervical Health: What You Need to Know

Cervical Cancer Pervention
Today’s vast medical knowledge affords women many ways to monitor and protect all aspects of their health. However, one aspect of a woman’s personal healthcare plan overlooked by many women is the importance of maintaining and monitoring cervical health through recommended screening and vaccination.

Ease Holiday Stress

Woman relaxing drinking coffee by the Christmas tree
‘Tis the season to start holiday preparations. While holidays should invoke feelings of good will and cheer, the season oftentimes brings with it a sleigh-full of stressful feelings well beyond those of glad tidings, comfort and joy for most people, especially women.
Child playing with toys on Christmas day
December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Your Capital Women’s Care team would like to share important information on how to choose age-appropriate, safe toys and gifts plus offer specific safety guidelines to help you choose appropriate and safe gifts when shopping for all the kids on your gift-giving list this holiday season.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3 is International Day of People with Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Not All Disabilities Are Visible.” In the U.S., 1 in 4 adults faces some form of disability. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation, disconnect, disrupted routines and diminished services have greatly impacted the lives and mental well-being of people facing all types of disabilities within the U.S. and worldwide.
Family History
National Family Health History Day is November 26 and your Capital Women’s Care team would like to share with you how to collect your family health history, important information concerning specific illnesses and diseases having high genetic risk factors and questions to ask family members about their individual health histories so you can share these findings with your doctor to better monitor your own health.

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