North Dakota Proclaims Women's Health Week In The State

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Women's Health in North Dakota

Governor John Hoeven has proclaimed May 13 through 19, 2007, as Women's Health Week in North Dakota.


Women's Health Week is observed annually to promote awareness of what women can do to prevent illnesses and death.

"Women's health remains a priority for families, communities and governments," Hoeven said. "Women's Health Week, which begins on Mother's Day, is a perfect opportunity to encourage moms, aunts, sisters, spouses and best friends to visit a health-care professional for preventive services and screening."

The top three causes of death among women are heart disease, cancer and stroke. Heart disease