Health Matters

Women’s Health: Mother’s Day Edition

Healthier moms leads to healthier families.



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Many mothers concentrate on the health of their children. However, Dr. Kimberly Pilkinton, an ob/gyn physician in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine says they should care for themselves as well.

“Heart disease remains the most common cause of death in women in the U.S., therefore, you should know your numbers, such as your blood pressure and cholesterol and blood sugar levels. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes can all be silent and unknown unless you get them checked.”

“For the mothers in your life, please remind them to get their screening mammography. One in eight women develop breast cancer. Catching things early allows for cure.”

“Colonoscopy is an important screening need. Taking out a polyp can be a life-saving opportunity.”

“Remember that mothers can care for others better when they take care of themselves as well.”

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