Women’s Health Month

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May is National Women’s Health Month here at NewsTalk1230!  Each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health.  It serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.  The 19th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.


  • Every woman over 40 should schedule an annual mammogram. It just takes 15 minutes, but it can save your life.
  • Take a little time for yourself and schedule a preventative health screening. It’s the easiest way to stay in tip-top shape. Plus it won’t even take an hour. See what screenings are right for you at mifimaging.com.
  • Since time is a precious commodity for moms, save yourself some time by scheduling a 3D mammogram. It requires the same brief appointment time as a traditional mammogram, but has fewer callbacks and biopsies.
  • Women become more susceptible to osteoporosis as they age. Make sure you are filling your diet with good sources of calcium like: spinach, kale, soybeans, and white beans.
  • Getting preventative health screenings like 3D mammograms and Heart Scans every year helps you stay on top of your health. Remember, the most effective way to combat disease is early detection and treatment.
  • Did you know that 50% of breast cancer occurs in someone with no family history of it?  That’s why annual mammograms are so important for your health—early detection is key.
  • Don’t forget to make time for your own health. Take a few minutes to exercise and eat a healthy breakfast every day.
  • Taking some “me-time” over a cup of tea or a favorite magazine is an important way to de-stress your day.
  • Scheduling your 3D mammogram is one of the best ways women over 40 can take control their own health. And hey, we know you’re busy. It’s just a 15 minute appointment and it’s worth making time for it.
  • Osteoporosis becomes a greater threat to women as they age, and it’s important to take care of your bones now. Make sure your diet contains a lot of calcium and vitamin D. Get a DEXA scan to detect osteoporosis before there’s a fracture.
  • You want to get a mammogram every year for the same reason you wear a seatbelt.  You might never be in an accident, but you’re raising the chances that you’ll be ok if you are.
  • Here’s an important tip for women: if you have dense breast tissue, make sure you get a 3d Mammogram. It increases accuracy for all women, but is even more important for those who may have had challenges with past readings.