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Women's Health Care Guidelines
Women's Health Care Guidelines The National Women's Health Information Center offers the following 10 things you can do to help live longer, live better, and live happier: Be informed. Learn about health promotion and disease prevention and ask your physician for specific information regarding your needs. Be good to your bones. For healthy bones, be sure to replenish your stock of calcium every day with plenty of foods such as milk and other dairy products, tofu, leafy green vegetables, canned salmon or...
Mammogram Quiz
What Do You Know About Mammograms? Test your knowledge of what steps to take to catch breast cancer in the early stages. 1. To get a quality mammogram, make sure the facility has which of these? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Also ask if the facility follows FDA quality-assurance programs and if the radiologists who read the mammograms are board certified. A. FDA certification B. Mammogram machine that's calibrated annually C. Registered technologists D. All of these...
Heart Quiz for Women Only
Heart Quiz for Women Only As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women. 1. Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years and can easily go undetected. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Coronary heart disease takes years to develop, and, in the case of women, it takes almost a decad...
A Woman's Guide to Good Health and Well-Being
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably due to earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer. It is not a complete assessment of all risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your health care provider. 1. How old are you? 2. What is your ethn...
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