Sutter Health Women’s Health Advocates Say, ‘Put Yourself First in 2013’

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Women's health website,, helps busy women put their health first in the new year. Meal plans, medical advice, workout tips and more from Sutter Health experts.

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We women worry that we are too fat, too thin, too flabby, too stressed, and then we use our energy to take care of others instead of putting ourselves at the forefront of care. - Dr. Toni Brayer, Sutter Health

It’s common today for many women to feel pulled between multiple responsibilities—caring for aging parents, looking after a family, raising children and advancing a career. But this juggling act can throw a woman’s health out of balance. Missing a mammogram, putting off exercise or cancelling a doctor’s appointment to care for others can increase health risks, particularly in women ages 40 and over.

“The fact of the matter is that we’ve got the expanding waistlines, the rising blood pressure and chronic conditions to prove we’re just not taking care of ourselves like we should,” says San Francisco internist Toni Brayer, M.D., women’s health blogger and medical advisor for Sutter Health's award-winning women’s health website

Adds Dr. Brayer, “We women worry that we are too fat, too thin, too flabby, too stressed, and then we use our energy to take care of others instead of putting ourselves at the forefront of care.”

Dr. Brayer and Northern California-based Sutter Health challenge women everywhere to try something radically different this holiday season and throughout 2013—put themselves first and make self-care a top priority.

Through a variety of interactive resources on its women’s health website, Sutter Health gives real women practical tools to live healthier lives in spite of hectic schedules, including a nutritionist-approved sugar detox diet, a lazy girl workout plan, tips for vitality at any stage of life and ways to make resolutions succeed.

In November 2012, the leading Internet publication eHealthcare Strategy & Trends recognized as among the best health websites for its impressive library of interactive health information. The website received its fourth eHealthcare Leadership Gold Award for Best Overall Internet Site in the Consumer General Health category as well as a Best Interactive Marketing Campaign award for its 2012 Love Your Body Challenge.

About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

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About MyLifeStages
Serving more than 380,000 visitors each year, connects Northern California women and their families with Sutter Health-affiliated doctors, health information, tools, expert tips and more. Currently, more than 30,000 people have become members of the site to gain access to exclusive downloadable content, such as meal plans and workout guides, a free health risk assessment, ask-the-expert forums and more.

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