Attention Women of All Ages: Take Control of Your Health

Just a few days ago, people all over the country gathered to celebrate the person around whom their family dynamic often revolves. I'm talking, of course, about mothers. In general, moms are wired to be caregivers. They look after their children, their spouse and more -- maybe their parents or siblings, perhaps a neighbor or a friend across town. Notice anyone missing from that list? Such as, Mom herself. Far too many women focus on the health and happiness of others without taking the time to care for themselves. While there's a sweet, loving motive behind this kind of priority structure, it also comes with a fundamental flaw: If these women get sick, those who depend on them will be left in need. Like everyone else, women should maintain a healthy diet and remain active. When they don't feel well, they should see a doctor. And then there's this: They should also see a doctor once a year to stave off problems before they start. You never know what might be lurking. While many people consider heart disease a "man's problem," the fact is that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. This week is National Women's Health Week, an effort from the Office on Women's Health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The focus of this year's National Women's Health Week is leading a healthier life at any age. To continue this important conversation, it's my privilege to turn this spo...
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