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American Diabetes Alert Day

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Diabetes affects women’s health more severely than the health of men. It can cause women many serious health consequences, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems throughout pregnancy and kidney failure. About 15 million U.S. women have diabetes, or about 1 out of every 9 adult American women.

National Nutrition Month

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Healthy nutrition is an integral component to enjoying a healthy quality life. Being overweight or having obesity are primarily caused by poor nutrition and eating habits in combination with a sedentary lifestyle. Yet more than 2 out of 3 women ages 20 years or older in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese indirectly causes millions of deaths annually in the U.S.
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
February is designated National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Your Capital Women’s Care team shares vital information concerning teen dating violence, including tips for educating your teen, recognizing signs and situations which can be detrimental to their health and well-being and establishing a sound safety plan in case of exposure to dating violence and abuse.
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
February is designated International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Your Capital Women’s Care team offers vital information on which prenatal infections to be vigilant for plus valuable health tips and guidelines to minimize prenatal infection risks before and during your pregnancy.
National Wear Red Day
February 1 signifies an important health awareness day enacted to help save women’s lives. Wear Red Day is aimed to increase awareness of prevention of heart disease, the #1 killer of U.S. women.

Facts about HPV & Cervical Cancer

Cervical Health Awareness Month
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and your Capital Women’s Care healthcare team wants to share important facts with you about Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.

Maximizing Preconception Health

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Being your healthiest self both before and during pregnancy maximizes you and your baby’s chance for good health. Establishing a preconception health plan that focuses on optimizing your physical and mental health before trying to conceive is important. All women (and men, too) benefit from preconception health, regardless of plans to have a baby, because part of preconception health focuses on getting and staying healthy overall throughout your life.

New Year, New Habits

New Year 2022
January offers opportunity to step back and reflect as we begin a fresh new year. Since the pandemic and development, availability and administration of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, 2022 offers a vital stepping point toward a return to normalcy. However, as COVID variant infections occur even among those fully vaccinated, it’s now more important than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Staying Healthy and Active This Winter

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Winter is on its way, bringing with it the urge to hunker down and settle inside as outdoor temperatures plummet and snow starts to fall. While winter is a time when we embrace coziness and warmth, it’s also a time to be vigilant about our health, as most illnesses occur during the winter months.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Days are getting even shorter as we journey toward the ending of another year. With the arrival of shorter days that offer less natural light, many people’s moods become adversely affected with increased sluggishness and feelings of depression. This mental health condition is known as seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD syndrome or seasonal depression.) Symptoms typically rise in the fall and winter, affecting about 1 in 20 people, or 10 million Americans. Even more face less-severe symptoms with another 10-20% experiencing milder forms. Of those experiencing seasonal depressive symptoms, 4 out of 5 afflicted are women.

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