Image description: Sometimes, it just doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in the day. Whether you’re shuttling kids to school, play groups and other after-school activities or juggling a full-time job with mom duties and trying to get dinner on the table, we know you barely have a free minute to brush your teeth, let alone worry about scheduling your regular doctor’s appointments and managing your own health.
So this National Women’s Health Week we’re challenging you to take a pledge to make your health a priority.
Take one minute today to do each of these five things:
1. Schedule your mammogram.
2. Call your doctor if you’re having problems sleeping.
3. Put on sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.
4. Talk to someone about your feelings of depression or anxiety.
5. Order free health information so you can make your health a priority all year long.
Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, a chronic respiratory disease with no known cure. Since May is Asthma Awareness Month, here are some tips to make living with asthma more manageable for you and your family members.
Know what triggers asthma. Common household issues like dust mites, molds, second-hand smoke, and pets are all common triggers for asthma attacks. A doctor can help identify which specifically affect you, so you can take proper steps to try and eliminate that source from your living environment.
With your doctor, develop an asthma action plan. It will help you recognize different levels of suffering, what medicines should be taken to help deal with the disease, and how to recognize when an attack requires professional help.
There are lots of free resources available so that you can learn more about asthma, what triggers it, and how you can best control it. Do your research on how you can asthma-proof your home, and schedule a home visit so a professional can assess your home, and identify trigger sources you may have overlooked.
When was your last eye exam? This is a reminder to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. Routine exams are crucial to keeping your eyes healthy so after you make your appointment, share this reminder with your friends and family too.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 6. Learn how you can join the conversation and find resources to help if you think your child may be suffering from a mental illness: