Why Women Should Not Delay Getting Routine Medical Care

This Mother’s Day, turn the tables and give your family a gift: the peace of mind that comes from knowing you take care of yourself, so you can take care of them.


Mothers’ Day—the second Sunday in May—was selected as a day to honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. It’s no secret that most mothers put their families first, sometimes at the expense of their own health. The demands of caregiving, working and running a home often leave little time for self-care. They may forgo doctors’ appointments, give up exercising, begin relying on convenience foods and get too little sleep. Their weight goes up, along with their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. In no time, they are prime candidates for heart attack.

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