Banner Fort Collins Medical Center

WIN 2017

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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9 © 2017 Relevate Health Group Inc. All rights reserved. If your partner needs some encouragement, try the following methods to keep him or her in good health: n Make it relevant by discussing family health history. Talk about what illnesses his or her family members have had, and whether or not your partner may be at risk. n Help to prepare for a checkup by making a check- list of anything he or she would like to discuss with the doctor or any health questions he or she may have. n Offer to go to doctor's appointments. If your partner is nervous about a wellness visit, your presence could help him or her to feel more comfortable. n Know what common health issues he or she may be at risk for and the necessary age- and sex-appropriate screenings. Watch for any symptoms, and give reminders of the preventative benefits of screenings. n If your partner is still reluctant, sit down and discuss why he or she does not want to see a healthcare professional. If he or she is worried about the possibility of finding a serious health problem, provide a reminder that the earlier any issues are detected, the more likely it is that they will be less serious and easier to treat. Talk to your partner about keeping each other accountable for good health habits. Start by making sure that your significant other makes – and keeps – an appointment with a healthcare professional for an annual checkup. In Sickness Health It is no surprise that being in love can make you happier, but did you know that it can also make you healthier? Numerous studies have shown that married couples enjoy multiple health benefits that their unmarried counterparts do not. Tying the knot could reduce your risk of suffering a heart attack, improve your overall mental and physical health, and even help you live longer! and in

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