Women’s health in national spotlight next week

Local4 News at 11:30
Published: May. 10, 2023 at 12:05 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Mother’s Day is an important day, because it’s a day to celebrate the mothers and grandmothers in our lives.

It’s also the start of National Women’s Health Week, which is equally important for all women.

“Those moms and wives and sisters and aunts and daughters and grandmothers that we know and love may not be doing all that they can to be healthy themselves, so we’re encouraging everyone to support the women in their lives so that they take time to be healthy,” explained Michele Bever, who is the Executive Director of South Heartland District Health Department.

Some ways that women can take advantage of this focus is:

- Get a check up from their local health provider

- Become physically active

- Eat a healthy diet

Bever said, ”It’s important to make that first step. Make an appointment with your healthcare provide and ask those questions. ‘What is important for me to do now?’ ‘What are the screenings for my age and circumstances?’ ‘What makes sense for me now?’ Get those taken care of.”

The week runs from May 14 through May 20.