Homemade Cards, Flowers, Brunch - and a Physical?
By Anna Lenhart
This Sunday marks the celebration of Mother's Day and the beginning of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). NWHW is an annual week long observance led by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) that aims to empower women to make their health a priority and increase their understanding of what it means to be well.
Mother’s Day is a chance to show our appreciation and celebrate mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and special women in our lives who have taken care of us over the years, through childhood and beyond. In the United States, the onus of care taking falls disproportionately on women, a growing number who are working fulltime, caring for their children, and supporting aging parents. Whether they are mothers, health care providers, primary caretakers, child care providers, formal or informal caregivers – the reality is the women...