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Understanding Your Health

Women have unique health needs throughout all the stages of their lives. Even issues that affect both men and women – like heart conditions – may behave differently in women. Staying informed about your health is an important step to living a long and active life.

Your unique needs

From prenatal care to Pap smears and mammograms, it can be confusing to remember when you need check-ups, screenings and scans. An important first step is to schedule an annual preventive visit with your primary care physician. This comprehensive visit will include a detailed physical exam as well as recommendations about important screenings for women’s health.

As we age, our medical needs change. Knowing the screening tests and immunizations recommended for your age group is important in protecting your health. Click on your age group for more information:

Remember, good health is about more than immunizations. From eating smart to wearing sunscreen, The National Women's Health Information Center offers 10 tips to help live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Know your risk

  • Do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
  • You probably know that mammograms are used to identify tumors in breast tissue, but what else do you know about this important exam? Take our quiz.

Classes, events and support

We believe treating patients means taking care of the whole person. In addition to treating your specific care condition, we also want to make sure you have the support services and educational opportunities you need to cope.

Not all locations have all classes, events or support group offerings. For a full list of classes and events, including dates and any costs, please use our Classes Calendar to search for a neurology class or support group at a hospital near you.

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