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Deborah, thanks for such a powerful reminder of the importance of taking care of ourselves. Many women define themselves by what they sacrifice, and sometimes it feels like we've given away too much.

And to your point, prevention is key. We need to set aside time for exercise, we need to schedule 'me' time for sanity's sake and we need to schedule preventative screenings and tests.

One of the things I often hear from busy women is that while they know they need to schedule their tests, they're not sure which tests they should have and when. While there's no true consensus from experts on how often women should be tested, there are some general guidelines. Here's a great guide on women's health screenings and what to expect.

Also, for those who may be looking for free or low-cost screenings in their area, be sure to visit our health events section.

Thanks again Deborah.

May 10, 2009 - 9:27am


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