Women's Health Month

May is always a busy month – we plan for Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, cook-outs and picnics, but this month is also known as “Women’s Health Month”. This is a chance to celebrate ALL of the women in your life – mothers, grandmas, sisters, aunts, cousins, neighbors, teachers, and the list goes on.

Ladies, it is important for each of you not to get so caught up in all of the activities and taking care of others that you forget about your own health. Each year, one week out of the month of May is set aside to empower women to make their health a priority. This week always starts on Mother’s Day. This is the time to remind women to make an appointment with their health care provider. There are some steps that need to be addressed in order to help keep you healthy.

Some of these steps to improve your physical and mental health include:

Visit your doctor for a well-woman check-up and preventative screenings

Eat healthy

Get active

Pay attention to mental health by getting enough sleep and keeping stress levels low

Avoid taking risks, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seat belt or bike helmet

Getting and staying healthy means setting aside more time for what you enjoy each day and more time to spend with those you love!

If you are in need of help to pay for preventative breast and cervical screenings, please contact Val Tvrdy, RN at Four Corners Health Department. You might qualify for a program called “Every Woman Matters”.

To find out more about your health, visit with your doctor to work together on developing your preventative health plan. If you have any questions, please call Four Corners Health Department at (877) 337-3573 or send an email to info@fourcorners.ne.gov.