NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY
National Women’s Checkup Day on the second Monday in May each year focuses on the importance of regular routine visits for women.
As part of National Women’s Health Week, the observance provides ways to help women take steps to maintain better health. Routine health checkups provide an opportunity to catch problems before they become unmanageable. Speaking with your physician about risk factors, early signs and symptoms and concerns can help to alleviate minor daily issues and identify issues to watch. Additionally, your physician can recommend screenings and order baseline tests that can be used for comparison at a later time.
Yearly well-woman visits are important and should include discussions of your health habits and family history, setting health goals, and scheduling or receiving screenings or necessary exams. Screening would include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer, and others.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WomensCheckupDay
Schedule a checkup if you haven’t had one recently. Make a list of concerns before you go as well as any family history important to note. Include on your list questions to ask your physician, too. There are simple ways to improve your health, too. Ask your doctor what is best for your lifestyle. Use #WomensCheckupDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY HISTORY
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promotes National Women’s Checkup Day and is part of National Women’s Health Week. For more information, visit women’s health.gov.
10 May 2021
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