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National Women’s Health Week: May 13-19, 2012

National Women’s Health Week is a week-long health observance that brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health.  The theme for 2012 National Women’s Health Week is “It’s Your Time.”  National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority.  It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:

  • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
  • Get active
  • Eat healthy
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress
  • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet

Fact sheets and related resources are available online: http://1.usa.gov/ISgP9A

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