National Women's Health Week

Celebrate with Aiken Regional—May 12-18, 2013

We all have a role to play in women's health. Women often serve as caregivers, putting the needs of others ahead of their own, which can affect their health. During Women’s Health Week, support the women in your life by encouraging them to make their own health a priority.

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Women’s LifeCare Center: Special Care for Women’s Special Needs

A special place designed to care for women at every stage of life, the Women’s LifeCare Center provides medical expertise and support when it matters most. At the childbirth center, expectant parents receive the care and education they need to give their babies the strongest possible start.

Whether you need gynecologic care or breast surgery, treatment for menopause or osteoporosis or estrogen replacement therapy, the Women’s LifeCare Center is a trusted source of knowledge, care and comfort for the women in our community.

Women’s LifeCare Diagnostic Services

We provide the diagnostic tests and services that women need in one convenient, comfortable location. Among the services we offer are:

  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Bone densitometry
  • Routine X-rays

Services accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Food and Drug Administration.

Women Enlightened for Better Health (we)

The WE program — Women Enlightened for Better Health — is an exciting health initiative that grew from a desire to help women manage the demands of daily life as they start on the journey to better health.

With personal assistance from our Women’s Health Nurse Navigator, WE guides its members through the healthcare system, assists with appointments and provides the education and support they need to feel their best. In just one year, WE has welcomed more than 1,000 new members! Membership is free.

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Find out more and join today >


7 Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Keeping up with routine health screenings is key to preventing disease and staying healthy. So which screenings should you be getting? And when? These seven are a good start.

AGE 18

Blood pressure screening
Starting at age 18, every woman needs to have her blood pressure checked at least every two years.

AGE 20

Cholesterol check
Starting at age 20, have your cholesterol levels checked at least every five years.

AGE 21

Pap smear and pelvic exam
Once you are sexually active, schedule a pelvic exam and Pap smear every two years.

AGE 40

Mammogram
Women should have a mammogram every year beginning at age 40.

AGE 45

Blood glucose test
Women should get a blood glucose test every three years starting at age 45 to test for diabetes.

AGE 50

Colorectal screening
Schedule a colorectal screening test at age 50. Unless a problem is found, a colonoscopy needs to be repeated only every 10 years.

AGE 65

Bone density screening
Begin screening for osteoporosis with a bone density test at age 65.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/womens-health/10-screenings-all-women-should-have.aspx

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pregnant womanAt the Women's LifeCare Center, the staff believes women deserve a special place for their healthcare: A place that is designed to care for you through every stage of life, that understands just how you feel and that can offer comfort and support when it matters most.

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Aiken Regional Medical Centers is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.        

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803-641-5000

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