Women's Health Resources
Free or Low Cost Breast Screenings
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Oncology Navigation Team at The Medical Center of Plano has put together information on free or low cost breast cancer screenings in Collin County.
Healthy Texas Women Program
The Healthy Texas Women program offers women’s health and family planning services at no cost to eligible, low-income women such as woman’s health exams, health screenings, and birth control. Use this website to learn how to apply for the program and find a doctor or clinic where you can get services.
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Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program helps fund clinic sites across the state to provide quality, no-cost, accessible breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to women. Regular screening is the best method to prevent and detect breast and cervical cancer in its earliest stages, increasing a woman’s chance of survival.
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- Percent of women 18 years and over in fair or poor health: 13.0%
Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-11[PDF - 182 KB]
- Percent of women 18 years and over who had four or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 18.9%
Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 9.2[PDF - 1.1 MB]
- Percent of women 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 46.1%
Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 7.2[PDF - 1.1 MB]
- Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.8%
Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 8.2[PDF - 1.1 MB]
- Percent of women 20 years and over who are obese: 38.5% (2011-2014)
Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 58 [PDF - 9.8 MB]
- Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 33.4% (2011-2014)
Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 54 [PDF - 9.8 MB]
Health insurance coverage
- Percent of females under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 11.9%
Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 1.2[PDF - 1.1 MB]
- Number of deaths (all ages): 1,290,959
- Deaths per 100,000 population: 804.4
Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 1[PDF - 1.5 MB]
Leading causes of death
- Heart disease
- Chronic lower respiratory disease
Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 12[PDF - 1.5 MB]
The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity
People who are obese, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following:1,2,3
- All-causes of death (mortality)
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
- Sleep apnea and breathing problems
- Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
- Low quality of life
- Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders4,5
- Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning6
For more information about these and other health problems associated with overweight and obesity, visit Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults[PDF-1.25MB].