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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.

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.

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