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National Women’s Health Week – A time for women to remember to pamper their Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on May 19, 2007

This week was The National Women’s Health Week

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Calls on Women to Take Time for Their Health During National Women’s Health Week — Women’s Health Facts

According to recent data on U.S. women from Quick Health Data Online, an online database provided by the Office on Women’s Health:

  • 86 percent of all women report having a routine check-up within the past two years.
  • Almost 75 percent of women ages 40 and older report getting a mammogram within the past two years.
  • Close to 85 percent of all women report having a Pap smear within the past three years.
  • Nearly 75 percent of women report having a cholesterol check within the past five years.
  • About 53 percent of women over the age of 50 report ever receiving a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

However,

  • Only 28 percent of all women report eating more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Less than 50 percent of all women report exercising moderately to vigorously most days of the week.
  • More than half of all women report being overweight or obese.

Healthy Women Topics A-Z — More than 100 conditions, diseases and women’s health issues covered in depth. From acupuncture to yoga. Diagnosis, treatment, questions to ask your health care professional, lifestyle tips and more. All content reviewed for medical accuracy by health care professionals.

GirlsHealth.gov — This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.

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5 Responses to “National Women’s Health Week – A time for women to remember to pamper their Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

  1. Emily said

    Helped me lot… thanks for such a informative article

  2. I’m happy you liked it Emily.

  3. Roex

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  5. Alexia said

    Hello,
    I’m a girl from Sweden who is making a blog for a schoolproject about the conflict in Sri Lanka.
    This week, I’m supposed to write about the women there and feminism, so I was wondering if I could use the photo you have used in your blog in mine?
    Thank you for reading this letter!

    Best Regards,
    Alexia

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