January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

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


Pregnancy

 

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:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/102034-cough-remedies-pregnant/

Myths about Cervical Cancer

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New Year. New Resolutions.

We are always looking out for you.   Below are a few “apps” that you may find helpful in keeping all of your new years resolutions.   

Poshmark.com

An app for decluttering your closet

Cozi.com

An app for managing your time better.

Habitbull.com   

An app for making better habits

Myfitnesspal.com   

An app for eating healthier

Digit.com

An app for saving money

Happify.com

An app for being positive and happy

Skimble.com

An app for getting in shape

Factoid

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).

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