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Take An Active Role in Your Health!

Women today face many demands and challenges. It is important to create a healthy balance in your life. Knowing your health risks and what you can do to protect your health are the first steps. The Care for Yourself program can help assist you in reducing your lifestyle risks.

Iowa Care for Yourself


The Care for Yourself program services are part of a national program that helps reduce risks from breast, cervical, and cardiovascular health issues. To reduce your risk, you must have screening tests. The Care for Yourself program has local staff that can help you schedule: clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, Pap tests, and height and weight measurements, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose tests to check your heart disease risk.

The Care for Yourself program offers cardiovascular services within eight program service areas to check for heart disease risk factors. In addition, you may also receive awareness, education, and goal-setting for making small healthy lifestyle changes that lower your health risks. For further information about the cardiovascular screening services and for program availability, call 515-281-6779.