Women’s bodies are constantly undergoing change as they age, and it’s important to always be aware of maintaining optimal health. Below are various topics related to women’s health, and links to resources that can better provide information about each.
Cervical Cancer Screening/Pap Smears
Regular screenings for cancer and other abnormalities is important for maintaining your health as a woman. Click here to learn more aboutcervical cancer screening, how and why screenings are performed, and recommended frequency.
Breast Cancer Prevention
While there are a number of influences that can increase the risk of breast cancer, this also means there are actions you can take to decrease your risk. Learn more about the healthy habits that can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Sexually transmitted diseases or infections are generally contracted by having unprotected sex with a partner who is infected. You must be vigilant about prevention, as some STIs cause no symptoms, and people may be infected without even knowing. Learn more about sexual health and preventing STDs and STIs.
A significant marker in a woman’s life, perimenopause and menopause come with a number of changes to a woman’s body. From hot flashes and sleep problems, to mood changes, vaginal changes, bone loss and cholesterol complications, it’s important to be aware of your health during menopause. Click here for more information.
More information about vaccination for adults can be found here, and make sure to download the Adult Combined Immunization Schedule.
There are a variety of factors that can determine what is a healthy body mass index (BMI) for an individual. While it does not directly measure body fat, BMI is a simple method that can screen for a particular weight category. Read more.