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Healthy Women Today Newsletter - May 2012


Spotlight on Women's Health

An Interview About Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Jane Sutton

In May, the Office on Women’s Health celebrates National Women’s Health Week. This important week reminds women to make their health a top priority. Many women find it hard to take care of themselves because they are busy working and taking care of others. Jane Sutton, a successful professional, wife, and mother, learned early on that healthy eating and exercise would help her achieve all of the things she set her mind to. Read on for tips and suggestions to help you make the most of all the years ahead of you. Learn more about balancing your career and your health in this interview.

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What Women Want to Know

Highlights from womenshealth.gov

A woman wrote to us wondering if she could have lupus along with other rare disorders. She didn’t know if it was possible to have more than one rare disorder at a time. We told her that there is evidence that having lupus increases your risk of other health problems. It can also cause these diseases to occur earlier in life. We sent her links to the following publication and website.


Celebrate National Women’s Health Week Online

Visit our Facebook page pdf and like us this week! You’ll see that we post daily tips on good health practices for women. Spreading the word about women’s health through social media is a great way to celebrate National Women’s Health Week. You can also use your own website, Facebook page, Twitter feed (#NWHW pdf), and blog to share important information, encourage discussion, and promote your National Women’s Health Week event.

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury. The products are marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes, and wrinkles.


Free Training Available for Quick Health Data Online

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women's Health is providing free telephone training for the Quick Health Data Online system. You will learn about the data available and easy ways to extract and present these data while sitting at your desk and using your own computer.

Could You Have Lupus?

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys, and brain.

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