A Guide to Women’s Wellness for 2017

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

We recently welcomed in the New Year—one that we hope is filled with opportunity. You might have already defined your goals and set a plan, but we recommend you seriously consider adding ‘take charge of your health’ to the top of your list!  Making it a priority to schedule your well health visits is the perfect place to start; and while doing so, be sure to remember to add your women’s wellness checkup to your list. Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Facts & Prevention

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year1, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Preventive Care

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It is that time of year again where millions of people are vowing to get fit and stay healthy. But when February hits, the gym is deserted. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier this year, put a new twist on it and start by seeing your doctor for a routine preventive care exam. Take it one step further and encourage your family members to get a check-up as well—even if they feel healthy and do not present any symptoms. Continue reading

Pink Prevention: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that raises awareness of breast cancer risks, the importance of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of several forms of breast cancer. In 2016, an estimated 246,000+ new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women throughout the United States; roughly 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed in men.1 Continue reading

Feel the Teal

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which is aimed at encouraging women across the country to get screened for cervical cancer and, if eligible, receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Every year, an estimated 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. While all women are at risk for cervical cancer, it occurs most often in women over the age of 30. Luckily, it is highly preventable and treatable due to improved screenings and testing—especially when detected early. Continue reading