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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.

Eating Disorders & Older Women

Woman binge eating food
March 2 through March 8 is designated National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Your Capital Women’s Care team wishes to share important information about symptoms and behaviors associated with eating disorders pertaining to older women and how these conditions can jeopardize both physical and mental health during women’s adult years.
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.

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