Health experts encourage women to put their health first

[KSTP-TV News, May 08, 2021] Mother's Day on Sunday also marks the beginning of National Women's Health Week.

Health experts in Minnesota say it's a perfect time to remind the women you love to get their necessary checkups, which are becoming more commonly overlooked. 

Dr. Sarah Schoel, chief of staff at Allina Health's Mercy Hospital, said she's seeing too many women who are putting their health second to others. The pandemic, she said, has made this problem even worse. 

"I think we've spent the last year taking care of everybody else," Schoel said. "I know many women who've spent hours trying to get vaccine shots for their grandparents, for their parents and haven't gotten a mammogram in over a year."

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