Taking charge of your own health during Women's Health Month

(WZAW) -- Most of us have used search engines to check on symptoms before we decide whether to see a doctor. Pew reports that 35% of Internet users, especially millennial women, search for health-related information online.

But there are better and more effective ways to take control of your health. During the month of May for Women’s Health Month, doctors are raising awareness bout the importance for women to take care of themselves and the men they love.

The questions you ask your doctor may help you learn what steps you can take to help prevent certain illnesses and health problems. Consulting with your physician and getting regular checkups and preventive screenings are the first steps in taking care of yourself.

Some questions to ask your doctor include:
- What are my personal health goals for the future?
- Are there tests I should consider for my health?
- What are some good health habits I should take up?
- If I have a family history of a health issue what do I need to do to?

Another way to find important health information is through the website, Get Healthy Stay Healthy. A team of healthcare specialists helped develop the information on the site, providing viewers some of the most up-to-date information on a variety of medical topics and health issues.

Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Patient Officer, Pfizer, heads the medical team that develops the website. The website helps connect people with free reliable, easy-to-understand and practical information that can help everyone take a more active role in their health.

Dr. Lewis-Hall joined NewsChannel 7 at 4 on Monday to discuss the website and tips for women to take charge of their own health.