Include screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol along with other annual tests and look out for your long-term health.
Go Beyond Awareness and Into Action:
Just knowing that you are at risk for a health problem doesn’t help you. It takes action – doing research, gaining knowledge, asking questions, seeking support and following through as needed.
As women we are more apt to do this for other family members than for ourselves. It’s time to stop that, and make sure we look out for our own health.
Now I want to hear from YOU. What makes you an empowered woman?
Take a photo like mine saying why you are empowered and email it to email@example.com. You may be featured in my next newsletter and on EmpowHER.com. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Leading Cause of Death, Women, United States, Centers for Disease Control, Retrieved 9/30/14.
Cancer Among Women, United States, Centers for Disease Control, Retrieved 9/30/14.
Preventing and Managing Chronic Disease to Improve the Health of Women and Infants, Centers for Disease Control, Retrieved 9/30/14.
Reviewed October 6, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith