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What Increases the Chance of Getting Osteoporosis?

By Womens Health Medical Group
October 15, 2018

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. People with the disease have bones that are weak and prone to breaking. Your mother or your grandmother may have had osteoporosis to the degree that an inadvertent sneeze could potentially crack a vertebra. Osteoporosis affects all the bones in the body, but breaks are more common in ... read more


Why Do You Need Thyroid Screening?

By Womens Health Medical Group
September 15, 2018

At Women’s Health Medical Group, we test the level and function of your thyroid hormones. These hormones are incredibly important for all kinds of body functions. Here’s why screening is so important. What does the thyroid do? Only two inches in length, the thyroid plays in a big role in our health. It produces a ... read more


What’s that Ultrasound?

By Womens Health Medical Group
August 15, 2018

Most everyone has at least heard of ultrasound, even if they haven’t been pregnant. Usually it comes in a story from friends about the ultrasound procedure when the parents suddenly discovered the sex of the baby by the presence of tiny penis on the ultrasound. And they didn’t want to know the sex before delivery! ... read more


The Pluses and Minuses of Screening Mammograms

By Womens Health Medical Group
July 15, 2018

Early detection of breast cancer can mean the difference between life and death. The two standard tools have been the breast exam and the mammogram. Mammograms are x-rays of the breasts. Mammograms are an effective way to detect cancer early before signs or symptoms can be seen or felt with breast exams. Screening mammography has ... read more


Does Menopause = Decreasing Interest in Sex?

By Womens Health Medical Group
June 15, 2018

At Women’s Health Medical Group, we have patients who are passing through menopause or who have completed it who complain about a decreased interest in sex. They wonder what’s behind the changes, as their relationship hasn’t changed and other factors, such as job stress, aren’t present. The answer is menopause can decrease a woman’s sex ... read more


Preterm Labor

By Womens Health Medical Group
April 15, 2018

Preterm labor is defined as a pregnant woman’s body preparing itself for delivery too early in a pregnancy. Normal pregnancies last about 40 weeks. If a woman is having preterm labor, she experiences regular contractions that prepare the cervix for labor between the 20th and 37th weeks of pregnancy. Obviously, this can lead to preterm ... read more


Gestational Diabetes

By Womens Health Medical Group
April 13, 2018

As the name implies, gestational diabetes develops during gestation, pregnancy. Diabetes of any kind affects how your cells use sugar. In gestational diabetes the high blood sugar created by the condition can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. We test for gestational diabetes at Women’s Health Medical Group. What causes gestational diabetes? It’s a ... read more


Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Womens Health Medical Group
March 15, 2018

As we enter menopause, our estrogen levels fall. This leads to unwanted symptoms such as frequent hot flashes and vaginal dryness. At Women’s Health Medical Group, we can proscribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat these symptoms. It’s not right for every woman, but for some, it helps them deal with the changes brought on ... read more


Don’t Think Colon Cancer is a Man’s Thing

By Womens Health Medical Group
February 15, 2018

As one of the more deadly cancers for men, it can be easy for women to overlook colon cancer. And while we all do our breast self-exams and we get that suspicious skin growth looked at, we tend to forget to think about watching for signs of colon cancer. At Women’s Health Medical Group, we ... read more


What are Uterine Fibroids?

By Womens Health Medical Group
January 15, 2018

Noncancerous growths can often appear in the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. These growths range in size from tiny “seedlings” too bulky masses that can distort the shape of the uterus, but they aren’t associated with an increased of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. The question is — do you do ... read more


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