Each year, National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day and serves as a reminder for women and girls to make their health a priority. This is a great time to think about where you are on your health journey, where you want to go, and how to build positive habits that will last a lifetime.
What steps can I take for better health?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), the steps that build a foundation of good health are the same for everyone:
- Visit a health care provider for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Practice safe behaviors, such as quitting smoking, not texting while driving, and taking steps to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections.
How can GenPath Women’s Health support your health journey?
As one of the largest full service specialty laboratories in the US, BioReference Laboratories Inc. through GenPath its Women’s Health Division offers a comprehensive portfolio that supports women at every stage of their lives.
Our products and services provide women with medical expertise and a quality-driven single laboratory solution for all testing needs including cervical cancer screening and biopsies, sexually transmitted and vaginal infection testing, pan-ethnic carrier screening, prenatal screening and diagnosis, advanced prenatal diagnostic testing and hereditary cancer testing. Click here for more information about GenPath and test offerings that may be right for you.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Office on Women’s Health. https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw