The Florida Department of Health-Flagler observed National Women’s Health Week on May 14-25 with a panel discussion on the Flagler Health Matters radio show, which aired May 20 on WNZF 94.9 FM.
A recording is available at flaglerbroadcasting.com/podcasts.
The panel included Jeannette Simmons of Flagler Cares, Health Department nurse practitioner Carmel Frawley and the department’s Mary Kauffman, who spoke about the department’s Women, Infants and Children program.
Jaffy Lee, the DOH-Flagler’s public information officer and preparedness planner and the host of Flagler Health Matters, said women are often caught in the demands of work and family and forego a healthy lifestyle.
The Health Department team said women should get active, get a regular checkup, eat a healthy diet, prioritize mental health and make daily decisions that make yourself a priority and influence overall health.
“Women’s Health Care Month (in May) is about raising awareness of how a woman can improve her health. … Contact your doctor for a full-body medical checkup and take steps to treat an ailment. Timely medical intervention can save your life,” Lee said. “The (Health Department) encourages you to take the pledge to take the best care of yourself medically, spiritually and emotionally and live the healthy, active life you deserve.”
For information the department's health services, go to flagler.floridahealth.gov.