High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly half of all American adults. Many do not even know they have high blood pressure because this health condition has little to no side effects. But if left undiagnosed and untreated, it can increase the risk of developing heart disease in women and men. In support of American Heart Month, we urge everyone to prioritize their heart health by learning to recognize and manage high blood pressure risk factors.
HPV and cervical cancer are very common yet highly preventable health conditions. Last year, more than 14,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer were diagnosed in the United States. Although it is one of the leading causes of death among American women, great strides have been made in recent years. Women’s health campaigns have contributed to an increased use of Pap smears, HPV testing, and other preventive measures. This January, during Cervical Health Awareness Month, learn what every woman can do to best protect their health.