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May is Women's Health Month

Because we fervently believe women deserve the quality care that they strive to provide everyone else – FCMG joins health care clinicians across the U.S. in recognizing May as Women’s Health Month!

In most households, women are the managers of their families’ health care needs.*  Combined with the challenges associated with juggling child care and workplace demands – it can be a struggle to ensure women, quite literally, take care of themselves.

FCMG can help. Available across CNY’s widest network of general practitioners and specialists – with short wait times, convenient hours and family-friendly offices – we make it easy to access a wide range of women’s care options, including:

  • Reproductive health care and gynecology, including ultrasound exams
  • Heart health, cholesterol management, and treatment of high blood pressure
  • Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes
  • Dermatology
  • Bone density, including diagnosis and care of Osteoporosis
  • Among others

Here are 10 things women can do to help ensure they remain healthy!

  1. Maintain regular check-ups: Schedule annual well-woman exams with your doctor. This allows for early detection of potential issues and preventive care.
  2. Prioritize sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep most nights. Adequate sleep is crucial for physical and mental well-being.
  3. Nourish your body: Focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Minimize processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
  4. Embrace physical activity: Engage in regular exercise most days of the week. This can include brisk walking, swimming, dancing, or any activity you enjoy.
  5. Manage stress effectively: Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as yoga, meditation, spending time in nature, or connecting with loved ones.
  6. Monitor menstrual health: Pay attention to your menstrual cycle and any irregularities. Consult your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms or concerns.
  7. Protect your skin: Limit sun exposure during peak hours and always wear sunscreen to prevent skin damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
  8. Maintain a healthy weight: Being within a healthy weight range reduces the risk of various chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
  9. Don't ignore alcohol intake: Be mindful of your alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol intake can negatively impact overall health.
  10. Schedule regular screenings: Get recommended screenings for conditions like breast cancer, cervical cancer, and osteoporosis as advised by your doctor.

* Kaiser Women’s Health Survey (2017) indicated that 79% of the time, women are the one who take charge of health care responsibilities such as choosing their children’s provider; that 77% of the time, women take children to appointments; and that 77% of the time, women follow through with recommended family care.