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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

Couple with a positive pregancy test
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

Family Sledding
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

Depressed woman in winter sitting on a park bench
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.

Beat the Holiday Blues

Woman with depression during the holidays
For many, the holiday season isn’t joyful or merry, especially among women, who are more likely to oversee the many extra duties often linked with winter holidays, including hosting gatherings of friends, business associates and family; choosing, buying and wrapping holiday gifts; and decorating and coordinating family holiday schedules and activities.

Bladder Health Month

Woman sitting on toliet with bladder issues
The bladder is an important organ that helps maintain our overall health by flushing out and eliminating liquid waste from the body. About the size and shape of a grapefruit, the bladder holds between 300 to 500 mL of fluid.

Great American Smoke Out® 2021

Woman quitting smoking
According to the American Lung Association (ALA), 16 million-plus Americans live with a smoking-related disease. What’s more, smoking endangers the health of all members of a smoker’s household. Second-hand smoke especially endangers the health of young children and babies, including those in utero, plus all living within your household. Smoking and tobacco product use pose serious risk of early death and disease, especially for women. Annually, cigarette smoking kills an estimated 202,000 U.S. women, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.)
Premature infant in incubator in a hospital
Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm worldwide (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), with alarming increases yearly, according to the World Health Organization (WHO.) What’s more, WHO estimates approximately 1 million children die from complications of preterm birth each year. Of those babies born preterm, many endure death or lingering complications or disabilities throughout their lifetimes.

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