Local Nurse Highlights National Women's Health Week

May 16, 2017

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This is National Women's Health Week, a time for women to take a check on their health and make it a priority.

Oneida County public health nurse Nichole Peplinski, who also works with the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, says there are things woman can do today to help them improve their health....

"....we'd like to see women contact their health care provider annually, and that includes having your preventative screenings, and that can be blood pressure, mammogram or pap smear. to a colonoscopy....getting activity for 30 minutes at least five days a week and watching what you eat...."

Peplinski says paying attention to their mental health, including getting enough sleep is important, along with avoiding smoking,texting and driving and not wearing a seatbelt. Peplinski says getting regular mammograms and pap tests are important and to check with your health care provider.

The Wisconsin Well Woman program includes nine counties in northern Wisconsin including Oneida, Forest, Vilas, Iron, and Price. The program provides certain breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost to women ages 45-64 that meet income guidelines.

Anyone wanting more information can contact Nicole Peplinski at the Oneida County Health Department, 715-369-6119.