Ladies First is a health screening program for Vermont women. Ladies First removes financial barriers that prevent many women from being screened for breast and cervical cancer and heart disease. Read more about Ladies First
Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Vermont and accounts for 23 percent of all deaths among women in the state.
Early and regular screening is key to reducing the death rate from cancer and heart disease. Ladies First makes it easier to get the periodic blood pressure, cholesterol, and other important screenings that can help reduce risks related to heart disease.
Modifying everyday behaviors also help lower a person’s risk of dying from heart disease, including quit smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating less fat and high cholesterol foods, and exercising regularly.
- Turning Over a New Leaf - Healthy Choices from Ladies First
- CDC WISEWOMAN program
- American Heart Association
- National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Cardiovascular Information
- Women’s Health Status Report (Vermont Department of Health publication) (pdf)