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National Women’s Health Week

Mother’s Day marked the beginning of the ninth annual National Women’s Health Week. The health week runs from May 11-May 17, and is organized by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH).

Health Week is designed to educate about the simple steps people can take to be healthier, such as making sound food choices and having regular checkups. Visit the National Women’s Health Week website to find events across the US.

“Your health and the quality of care you receive is a shared responsibility between you and your health care providers. National Women’s Health Week encourages women to make their health a priority and to take steps toward a healthier life,” said Jo Parrish, vice president of communications for the Society for Women’s Health Research, a Washington, D.C., based advocacy organization, reports Health News Digest.

Sources:

National Women's Health Week Website; Health News Digest 5/8/08