Special Section — Taking Care of Your Health

By Lucy Morris
You’re busy. We get it! But letting your health fall by the wayside because you don’t have time to look after it should never be an option. Fortunately, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and more have shared their guidelines for when and what you need to get checked. Because an apple a day just won’t cut it.

Screening for Breast Cancer –Women’s Diagnostic Center,
an affiliate of Women’s Health Services

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

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Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease – Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Learn the risks, the symptoms, and how lifestyle changes can help you avoid this painful but preventable disease.

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Understanding Infertility in Women – Tennessee Reproductive Medicine

An estimated 12% of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. Learn the basics here – and the most common contributing factors in women.

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The Stages of Labor – UT Erlanger Women’s Health Specialists

From the first contractions to the final push, learn what to expect from labor and delivery.

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Gum Disease in Women – Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants

Although women tend to take better care of their oral health than men do, their fluctuating hormones make them more susceptible than men to gum disease.

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Caring for Your Vaginal Health – The Friesen Center

A woman’s vaginal health is an important part of her overall health. When issues arise, they can affect her daily life and even her self-confidence.

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Caring for Your Oral Health – Soddy Daisy Smiles

From plaque to past dental work needing repair, women face a multitude of oral health challenges. How they care for their teeth can affect their overall health.

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