Let’s Get Real — Your 20s

You’ve got a lot going on in your 20s with new jobs and a lot of new responsibilities. Some women also struggle with health issues such as irregular cycles and weight gain from poor eating. Your busy lifestyle isn’t an excuse to put your wellness on hold. In fact, staying up on your health is just as important.

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For women in their 20s, making health care choices isn't on the top of the list. But it should be. Mom isn't around to make the appointments anymore. Katie Greeneway, a Yankton native and brand new nursing professional who just received her license, tells us why you need to take control of your health now.

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Women's Health

Importance of Wellness Exams

This is the time to establish a relationship with your primary care provider with yearly checkups. Through all life’s ups and downs you should be able to get real with your provider. 

What to Expect

Preventive Care

Preventive Care and Routine Checkups

Use your yearly checkup to discuss any changes in your health or to ask questions about preventive care and best practices for a healthy lifestyle. Many of the healthy decisions you make in your 20s will help you stay healthy later in life. 

  • Adult immunizations
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • A clinical breast exam to feel for lumps or other changes
  • Measuring your height and weight
  • Menstrual cycle review and history
  • A pap test to check for cancer of the cervix
  • A pelvic exam

Common Issues

Common Issues in Your 20s

Get real with these common issues for women in their 20s:

Specialty Care

Specialty Care

Avera has a comprehensive team of specialists at the ready when the need arises. Your primary care provider can coordinate care for:

  • Behavioral health – helps make the most of your life and relationships
  • Breast care — screening of irregular lumps or changes
  • Dermatology — treatment for common skin conditions and regular skin screenings for abnormalities
  • Functional Medicine — whole-woman services and management of health issues related to underlying health problems
  • High-risk pregnancy care — specialty pregnancy care for women with high-risk pregnancies or chronic conditions
  • Nutrition and weight management — assistance on maintaining a healthy weight
  • Performance training —maintain your athletic training as you head into your 20s
  • Sleep Medicine — recommendation on getting the rest you need for good health
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