Happy New Year!!!
It is a new Year… Are you Ready for a New You?
During the holidays you may have neglected your health and are feeling the effects now. Rest assured that the chaos of the season is officially behind you so it is the ideal time to reset your priorities. It is time for you, time to take better care of yourself. This month, we want to inspire you to take action and renew your commitment to making this year a year of good health.
January is Recognized as National Cervical Cancer Awareness month.
An important aspect to consider is to schedule your preventative checkup, which should include a cervical cancer screening.
Statistics show that approximately 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix.
Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV).
For guidelines on when and how often you should be screened, see the Cervical Cancer Screening FAQ
Pregnant women must be extremely careful about the medications and supplements they take, in order to ensure the health of their developing babies. When a pregnant woman gets a cold, she may feel miserable but can feel relief at the thought that the virus itself will not hurt her baby. Here are a few steps to take to help combat a cold:
Myths about Cervical Cancer