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Women Health Awareness Month

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Women's Health Awareness Month

The Women Veterans Healthcare Services Program guarantees that all eligible female Veterans have access to VA benefits and services

Monday, May 16, 2011

May is National Women's Health Month; a month to encourage women to take simple steps for living a longer, healthier, and happier life. VA Butler Healthcare is committed to honor and care for women Veterans and encourages all women Veterans to contact our Women Veterans Program Manager at 800-362-8262, ext. 2756.

Women's Health Month is important because it is a time dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our women Veterans. When women take even the simplest steps to improve their health, the results can be significant. One important step all women should take is to discuss their medical history with their VA Primary Care Physician to develop a personalized exam schedule.

“It is important for our women Veterans to take an active role in improving their health,” said Brenda Sprouse, VA Butler’s Women’s Veterans Program Manager. “One way to do this is by getting regular medical exams and screening tests.”

 Listed below are common screening tests to include in that discussion. Each of these tests is critical for identifying problems early, to provide women Veterans the best chance of treating any problems successfully.

  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Gynecological Care
  • Pap Smear
  • Mammography
  • Colonoscopy
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Physical Check-ups
  • HIV  and other testing for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Bone Mineral Density screening
  • Eye, ear and dental exams
  • A1C (blood glucose) test
  • Immunizations

The Women Veterans Healthcare Services Program guarantees that all eligible female Veterans have access to VA benefits and services. For more information, contact VA Butler’s Women Veterans Manager at 800-362-8262, ext. 2756 or visit us online at www.butler.va.gov/services/womenvets.asp