National Women’s Health Week – A focus on prevention

National Women’s Health Week – A focus on prevention

OBGYN pic for websiteIt’s never too early or late to work toward being healthy! This National Women’s Health Week is an opportunity for all women to take control of their health.

Take the first step! Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration and learn tips that lead a healthier life at any age. Some recommendations include:  Vaccinations – against influenza (flu) and HPV;  Mammogram for breast cancer starting at age 40*; Colon cancer screening starting at age 50*; Bone scan for osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) starting at age 65; Pap smears;  Family planning and counseling;  STD (sexually transmitted diseases) testing and more. *Sooner if there is a family history (talk to your doctor about when you should get screened)

Check the guidelines to find out about important screening tests for women. These guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force … just following this link …

And for more information about National Women’s Health Week visit Women’s Health.gov ….