January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States, are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but this disease is preventable with vaccination, healthy living, and regular preventative screening tests. The screening tests are easy and recommended for all women, beginning at the age of 21. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, a lot of folks are postponing their annual screening visits, to avoid extra trips to the doctor’s office. Please know that your provider is following all COVID-19 prevention guidelines to ensure that your annual visit is safe. These guidelines include having their staff wear masks, gloves, and face shields, performing more frequent and deeper cleanings of lobbies, restrooms, and exam rooms, and limiting visitors and spacing appointments out, both, to avoid crowded waiting rooms. So, call your provider today to schedule your annual cervical cancer screening visit. If you do not currently have a Women’s Care provider, Sterling Women’s Care can help! Sterling Women’s Care has offices in Mount Sterling and in Winchester and offers the finest Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Midwifery in the area. Call (859) 498-2323 for Mount Sterling and (859) 744-2623 for Winchester. Sterling Health Care – Extraordinary Care for ALL of you!