Ladies, we’re all busy, but it’s important to make time to take care of ourselves!
This National Women’s Health Week, join FMH and a long list of community partners for a free health education fair designed just for you. We’ll be celebrating Saturday, May 19th at FMH Crestwood from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Check out a wide array of informational booths and demonstrations including an introduction to meditation and a Tai Chi demonstration. We’ll also offer free blood pressure, cholesterol and skin screenings plus seated massages (who doesn’t need one of those?).
Throughout the day, experts will speak on the following topics:
11:00 a.m. – Robotic Surgery: Is it for Me?
11:45 a.m. – The HPV Vaccine Controversy
12:30 p.m. – The Health of Your Wealth
1:15 p.m. – Where Did My Mojo Go?
2:00 p.m. – Health Benefits of Chocolate (with The Perfect Truffle)
Sign language interpreters are available by advance request. Please call 240-566-4351 to arrange for an interpreter.
National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health.
This won’t be news to you, ladies, but you’re often the primary caregivers for your families. That means you might be putting the needs of your spouse, children, or even your parents ahead of your own. It’s kind-hearted and generous — we’ll give you that — but if you’re going to take care of everyone around you, you’ll need to take at least a little time to care for yourself.
We hope you’ll be able to join us Saturday, May 19th, but if you’re already booked for a baseball tournament, dance recital, wedding, 5K, or any other item on your list of commitments, at least take a minute to look at this list of recommended screenings (PDF) from the Office on Women’s Health. The list is broken down by age and screening, so you can take a quick look and see which tests you might want to discuss with your doctor.
Ready to find the time for that long-put-off checkup with your doctor? Monday May 14th is the tenth annual National Women’s Checkup Day and you can join women across the country in promising to see your doctor, discuss which screenings may be appropriate for you, and get them on your calendar.
We promise, your health is worth the time and effort.