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Celebrate Women’s Health Week

By | May 15th, 2017|Prevention|

The 18th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14 and is celebrated through May 20. This week is an annual observance encouraging women to make their health a priority and an opportunity to inspire all women to choose a healthy lifestyle that focuses on their mind, body, and spirit. The [...]

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“Health Windows” Provide Important Health Information to Hard-to-Reach Populations

By | April 28th, 2014|Prevention|

Ventanilla de Salud (Health Windows) is a program that improves access to preventive health care, health education, and public health screening at Mexican consular offices throughout the US. There are 5 Ventanillas in AZ (Douglas, Nogales, Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma).  The Ventanillas are operated jointly by the Department of Health of Mexico (Secretaria de Salud [...]

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Ocean Predators & Pregnancy

By | December 3rd, 2013|Prevention|

There was good news this week about preconception health.  A report just out from the EPA found that more women of childbearing age have been avoiding eating the kinds of ocean predators that typically contain mercury (Hg).  This is important because mercury can affect the baby’s brain being developed during pregnancy.   Mercury is found in [...]

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Celebrating Women’s Health

By | May 26th, 2011|General, Prevention|

With all the things that have been going on I somehow neglected to write about Women’s Health Week - which was a couple of weeks ago.  The theme this year is “It’s Your Time” and serves to remind women to take time out to take care of themselves.   Women in all parts of the world [...]

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