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National Women’s Health Week: May 10-16

Every woman is unique, with her own goals, life journey, and health needs. Many women tend to put their health care needs behind others’, but it’s time to change that. From May 10 to May 16, we recognize National Women’s Health Week, making it the perfect time to celebrate women and promote their health care needs.

What National Women’s Health Week Means

We all know how important our personal health is, but sometimes, life gets in the way. National Women’s Health Week should serve as an important reminder to all women to take the necessary steps towards improving their health. If it has been a while since you have had a well-woman visit, call your doctor’s office to schedule one. Make it a goal to be physically active each day, from walking around the neighborhood to completing a full gym workout. Change your eating habits to include more nutritious foods, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Take care of yourself mentally – try daily meditation or breathing exercises to decrease stress. And, if you aren’t already, begin practicing other safe behaviors, such as quitting smoking, practicing safe sex, and not texting while driving. Of course, these new habits and practices should be continued well beyond one week of the year.

Participating in National Women’s Health Week

Taking part in National Women’s Health Week is simple. Besides taking the necessary steps towards improving your own health, you can encourage others to do the same. Utilize your social media accounts to show others what you’re doing. Perhaps even create a challenge among the women in your life to encourage them to make healthy changes, too. For personalized ideas and inspiration, the Office on Women’s Health also offers a quiz to “find your health.”

Women’s Health Services at Midwest Express Clinic

To help keep you healthy, the Midwest Express Clinic offices are here to provide you with essential women’s health services, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help with regular check-ups, pap smears, bladder infections, STD/STI testing, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and more. Our offices are open daily with convenient hours to ensure you can get the help you need when it works with your schedule. While an appointment is not necessary, it is recommended at this time for health and safety concerns. We have also put extra precautions in place for our patients and staff to ensure we are doing our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Call us or book an appointment online to schedule your women’s wellness visit online today!