May 14 is National Women’s Check-Up Day. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies urge all women to have preventive health screenings and check-ups to care for their health today, as part of the observance of National Women’s Health Week that is taking place from May 13 through 19, 2012.
For National Women’s Health Week, the FDA has issued an “e-blast” (copy below) containing links to helpful resources for women’s health.
For National Women’s Check-Up Day, the FDA provides the following links to help women understand and obtain mammograms:
“Resources for Women’s Check-Up Day
May 14th is National Women’s Check-Up Day – a day when women are encouraged to get or schedule health screenings. Don’t forget to schedule a mammogram. Mammography screening is the best tool we have to detect breast cancer early. Did you know that mammography facilities in the U.S. must be certified by FDA.”
Following are additional resources provided by the FDA for National Women’s Health Week:
“Celebrate Women’s Health
During National Women’s Health Week, the FDA Office of Women’s Health encourages you to look to FDA for women’s health resources.
FDA Voice Blog features Women’s Health
Throughout its 100-year history, FDA has played a leading role in advancing women’s health. In FDA’s latest blog, OWH Director Marsha Henderson highlights some of the Agency’s women’s health milestones.
National Women’s Health Week Twitter Chat
May 15, 2012, 3-4 p.m. EST
Follow @FDAWomen and use the hashtag #NWHWchat to discuss National Women’s Health Week with FDA and our federal sister agencies/offices including CDC, HRSA, NIH, OMH and OPA.
Take Time to Care about Your Health
The Take Time to Care program provides women with health information they can use to make better health decisions for themselves and their families.
Other FDA Resources
Tobbaco Resources for Moms
Take some time to sit down with your kids to talk about the very real risks and dangers of tobacco use. Visit the FDA Tobacco website for information about youth and tobacco use.
Want to know how to avoid certain food-related illnesses? Download FDA fact sheets on safe food handling, food allergies, food safety during pregnancy, and more.
If you’ve had a negative reaction to a beauty, personal hygiene, or makeup product, the FDA wants to hear from you. Learn how to report a problem with cosmetics.”
For more information on National Women’s Health Week, see the HelpingYouCare™ report on:
See also related HelpingYouCare™ reports on:
- Diet & Nutrition: Physical Wellness;
- Exercise: Physical Wellness;
- Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking & Other Healthy Practices: Physical Wellness;
- Activities to Preserve Mental Acuity: Intellectual Wellness;
- Social Interaction & A Sense of Connection With Others: Social Wellness;
- Other Areas of Wellness: Emotional, Ethical/ Spiritual & Vocational Wellness; and
- Examples of Healthy Aging: Stories of Inspiring Seniors.
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