National Women’s Checkup Day is on the second Monday in May and reminds us, wherever we are, of the importance of regular routine health checkups.

National Women’s Checkup Day

What is National Women’s Checkup Day?

In National Women’s Checkup Day – 2nd Monday In May: National Women’s Checkup Day the National Day Calendar explain:

National Women’s Checkup Day – Second Monday in May“As part of National Women’s Health Week, the observance provides ways to help women take steps to maintain better health. Routine health checkups provide an opportunity to catch problems before they become unmanageable. Speaking with your physician about risk factors, early signs and symptoms and concerns can help to alleviate minor daily issues and identify issues to watch. Additionally, your physician can recommend screenings and order baseline tests that can be used for comparison at a later time”.

Yearly Well-Woman Visits

What may Yearly Well-Woman Visits include?

In National Women’s Checkup Day – 2nd Monday In May: National Women’s Checkup Day the National Day Calendar note:

National Women’s Checkup Day – 2nd Monday In May“Yearly well-woman visits are important and should include discussions of your health habits and family history, setting health goals and scheduling or receiving screenings or necessary exams. Screening would include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer, and others”.

Schedule A Checkup

What homework can I do, after I have scheduled a checkup?

In National Women’s Checkup Day – 2nd Monday In May: How To Observe #WomensCheckupDay the National Day Calendar explain:

“Schedule a checkup if you haven’t had one recently. Make a list of concerns before you go as well as any family history important to note. Include on your list questions to ask your physician, too”.

National Women’s Health Week

What is National Women’s Health Week?

National Women’s Health Week 2020In About National Women’s Health Week the Office on Women’s Health elaborate on:

National Women’s Health Week 2020“National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a weeklong health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The week May 10-16, 2020 serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19 to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It is extremely important for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older, to take care of your health now”.

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Last Updated: 15 May 2020 – Last Revised: 11 May 2020
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