May is Women’s Health Month, and these celebrations represent the efforts of many organizations, authorities, and individuals to empower women so they can make health a top priority. It is an annual observance recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.

All women deserve to have a happy and healthy life. So, this month serves as a vital reminder of the importance of self-care, education, and awareness.

What is women’s health?

It is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions that affect women’s emotional and physical well-being. Some of the most common health concerns among women are:

  • Maternal Health

  • Breast cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Sexual Health
  • Osteoporosis

During Women’s Health Month, our community should take the time to take care of itself, ensure they eat nutritious foods, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and take up any health condition they may have. It is also essential to handle our mental health and to seek help, if needed, through therapy or support groups.

womens health

Some interesting statistics about women’s health

  • Almost 13% of women 18 or older have health deficiencies
  • 38% of American women have weight concerns
  • Women are twice as likely as men to have depression
  • 2 out of 3 American Alzheimer’s patients are women
  • 1 of every eight women in the country is expected to have breast cancer

Health is a human right. Celebrations like Women’s Health Month help women to have crucial knowledge and resources to take care of their overall health. So, these awareness campaigns save lives.

How to Observe Women’s Health Month

  • Take routine screenings
  • Learn about risk factors for breast cancer and other conditions
  • Stay active
  • Develop dietary habits that address your health needs
  • Get information about health prevention

At Ascend Hospice Care, women are essential, without a doubt, whether they are part of our compassionate staff or a patient or a patient to take care of. So please, we will gladly assist you with any concerns you may have.

Request hospice care

The staff will try to accommodate your request and call at the specified time.
ascend logo

Your hospice partner

We understand that the decision to transition towards end-of-life therapy needs to be taken with utmost care, that’s why we created this helpful blog.