May 2, 2011
Have you celebrated the
women in your life lately? Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has partnered with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in commemorating Women’s Health Week, (May 8–14, 2011).
Did you know that
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of women over the age of 20
are obese, 33 percent of women over
the age of 20 have hypertension, and 1,219,744 women are dying every year?
Many times symptoms can be easily overlooked and women UNKNOWINGLY put their health at risk.
“Women have mastered the
art of taking care of those they love, but in the midst of that, they really
lose sight of taking care of themselves,” says Natalie Sellers, PMC spokeswoman.
“Nowadays there are so many symptomless diseases that attack women. It is
imperative to stay informed about the latest ways to detect illness early and to
know the score when it comes to your health.”
is why PMC offers free HealthAware online risk assessments for diabetes, cancer,
heart disease, and sleep disorders. Find out how YOU score. It only takes a few minutes.
If your score is high, you can choose to have a FREE consultation with a PMC health
advisor to develop a game plan.
Center prides itself as the leading
healthcare provider in Brevard,” said Sellers. “We work together with our
community so we can all lead longer, happier and healthier lives.”
everyone to encourage the wonderful women in their life to know the
score, stop ignoring small signs that worry them, and take action to eliminate
the possibility of disease from derailing their dreams. It’s undeniable that the
rewards and benefits of staying on top of your health aren’t just longevity—it
also means peace of mind and the freedom to create all kinds of new and
cherished memories with family and friends.
The truth is that knowledge is
only half the battle—action is the other half. Join forces with Parrish Medical
Center TODAY to fight the good fight for your continuous health and
well-being! Women’s Health Week
fear aside as it EMPOWERS women to
take a stand and TRANSFORMS their
present in order to SECURE their
For more information
about how you can incorporate prevention in your lifestyle, contact the
Communications & Service Excellence Department at Parrish Medical Center,
321-268-6110, or go online to visit parrishmed.com/score to find several fast
and easy early detection screening tools. Women’s Health
Week is powered by Spirit of
Women and presented locally by Parrish
Medical Center, Brevard’s exclusive Spirit of Women Network