Health Pro Tips for a Mindful March 2023

The best science, stories, and strategies related to this month’s national health themes. Check back throughout the month for new additions.

HPV Awareness

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. About 80% of women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their life, and an estimated 36,500 of those cases per year cause cancer. HPV is also preventable thanks to the HPV vaccine. Protect yourself and your loved ones with the latest info: 

Good Sleep Hygiene

Good sleep is important for nearly all aspects of our health and wellbeing. The average adult needs approximately seven to nine hours of sleep each night – and yet, according to the CDC, fewer than two thirds of women actually get that much sleep. Read on to learn more about chronic sleep deprivation amongst women and how to get better quality sleep:

Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition in which the endometrial tissue, i.e., the inner lining of the uterus, grows outside of it. These growths usually occur on the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Endometriosis may affect more than 11% of women aged 15 to 44 in the U.S. and can can cause painful periods, irregular bleeding, and infertility:

Women’s History Month

The NWHN is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. The theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell our Stories.” Read on to learn more about our favorite vintage women’s health heroes.

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