How important is it to take steps for better health at any age?
Find out more by taking this short quiz – What’s your health style? and indicate how you deal with stress, manage your sleep, cook, exercise, follow general safety measures, and take time out to enjoy life.
Then, take a look at Steps for better health by age. Select your age group for insightful age-specific topics to discuss at your annual well woman visit including: tests, medicines, supplements, vaccines, fall prevention, alcohol, violence, weight, depression, and more.
And keep mind – most private health plans cover certain preventive care benefits, including a yearly well-woman visit, without charging a copay, coinsurance, or making you meet your deductible.
It is THAT important!
Medicare plans must also cover your annual wellness visit and other preventive care services at no cost to you (if your doctor accepts assignment). Take advantage of the “Welcome to Medicare” visit in the first year after you get Medicare. If you don’t have insurance, you can still see a doctor or nurse for free or low-cost at a health center near you.
Why the fuss? Women have many special challenges in life. For example:
- About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women ages 15 to 44.
- Heart disease is the number one killer of American women (see the video below).
- Risk factors, such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, depression and anxiety disorder happen more often to women.
- Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death for women.
We need you, Ladies! Better health is achievable at any age!
Find out more here:
- Office on Women’s Health