Women, it’s time to think about your health

May 14, 2012 by  
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May 14, 2012

What is National Women’s Health Week?  National Women’s Health Week is a great way to continue the Mother’s Day celebration! The weeklong observance brings together communities, businesses, government, schools, health organizations, places of worship, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health—and encourages your mother, sister, wife, friends, and you to make health a top priority. 1 Women are at risk for a variety of health issues; and WebMD has compiled the top 5 health concerns for women:2

  • Heart Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune Diseases

Women often serve as caregivers for their families, and sometimes put the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health recommends that women visit a healthcare professional to receive regular checkups and preventative screenings, ask their doctor about medications and supplements to consider, and eat, sleep, and exercise well in order to stay healthy.3


How can we celebrate National Women’s Health Week?  Anyone who wants to promote women’s health can celebrate. Organizations large and small will hold events, such as free health screenings and resource fairs, hand out educational materials, offer fitness classes, issue proclamations, spread the word through social media, and more. To find and event near you, visit: http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/events/.

The providers of the Coast2Coast Rx card believe that prohibitive cost should not have to prevent consumers from necessary dental, vision or hearing services, diabetes supplies or medications that thousands of women—and families—need. The Coast2Coast Rx Prescription discount card can help you save up to 75% on over 60,000 medications including those for blood pressure control as well as cholesterol management. Additionally, Coast2Coast Rx can save you up to 50% on all your diabetic supplies.


Women tend to wear many hats these days – whether you balance work, school, motherhood, a household, volunteering, hobbies, travel or all of the above, your plate gets full quickly!  That’s why it’s so important to make your health a priority. There are too many people counting on you to let your health decline. Let Coast2Coast Rx help you to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.


Let’s get social and stay connected! Join Coast2Coast Rx on Facebook and Twitter to tell us how you plan to celebrate National Women’s Health Week.


1 “What is National Women’s Health Week?” (2012, February 8.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/about/

 Zamora, Dulce (2010, October 18)” Women’s Top 5 Health Concerns” WebMD http://women.webmd.com/guide/5-top-female-health-concern

 3 “National Women’s Checkup Day: May 14, 2012” (2012, February 8.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/check-up-day/



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