Women's Health

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National Women's Health Week

Women make choices every day for both themselves and their family. Making informed decisions about their health and the health of their families will lead to better lifestyles down the road. Promoting good eating habits and physical activity are some of the healthy decisions that women can make for themselves and bestow upon their family.

There are many health differences between women and men. Some of these differences include:

Women make decisions every day that affect the health of their families. For example, they generally decide what food the family eats and how much physical activity the family will be involved in. They decide when their children go to their health care provider, and they are responsible for interpreting the provider's advice about their children's health conditions. They are responsible for seeing that their families get important preventive services such as screening exams and immunizations.

You will find that this web page does not offer medical advice. The Office on Women's Health is a public health office focused on helping women and their families stay healthy. None of the information on this web page is intended to replace what your own health care provider tells you. We hope you use this web page as a starting point for taking charge of your health by getting information you need and adopting healthy behaviors.