Brought to You by Melissa Walsh, PA-C, of the Maple Street Clinic

Melissa Walsh PA-C

Week kicks off every year on Mother's Day. According to Barb Colter, Practice Admin­istrator at Maple Street Clinic, "The goal of National Women's Health week is to encourage women to make their health a priority and to take steps to im­prove their overall health. Even small steps may have big pay­offs down the road."

Even if you generally make healthy choices, there is prob­ably some room for improve­ment. Some suggestions that Colter has to boost your overall health include:

Regular visits to your health­care provider. This includes, at a minimum, a yearly well-woman exam with preventative screenings.

Be active, stay active…just keep moving.

Eat healthy.

Mental health is as important as physical health. Get enough sleep and learn how to manage stress.

Smoking, over consumption of alcohol, texting while driv­ing, not wearing a seatbelt, are all examples of unhealthy be­haviors. Pledge to improve on at least one of these behaviors this week.

As locally owned and operat­ed medical facility, we at Maple Street Clinic are very vested in helping patients achieve opti­mal health. "We live and work in this community and want to see everyone be as healthy as possible," Colter continues; "one of the most important steps in overall health is to be aware. Our medical providers and staff are always ready to help you be the healthiest you can be at every age. Call us to­day to find out what you should be doing today to be a healthier you tomorrow."

Maple Street Clinic P.C.

1825 Maple Street

Forest Grove, PR 97116


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