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Women's Health Week: Threats & Prevention

Women's Health Week: Threats & Prevention

National Women’s Health Week is recognized by healthcare professionals during the second week of May. Women drive the healthcare decisions in their homes but often don’t prioritize their own health needs. Prioritizing women’s health—both physical and mental—has never been more important. Visit the blogs below to learn more about the top threats to women’s health and how to prevent them.


Preventing Top Threats

Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented. The top causes of death among adult women in the U.S. include heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and unintentional injuries, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can take control by talking with your doctor about risk factors for these conditions, check out our health library to learn more.

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Depression in Women

Depression can occur at any age to any gender, but women are nearly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. There are many factors that contribute to depression in women including personal life circumstances and experiences that contribute to depression in women. Depression is both common and treatable, visit our health library to learn more about depression in women.

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the CDC. Finding breast cancer early can improve the chances of better treatment outcomes. Mammogram screenings through Altru’s Breast Center are the key to early detection. Read more about Tamara’s experience as both a Registered Nurse and as a patient at Altru’s Breast Center.

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