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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


Why Do I Have an Ovarian Cyst?

By Womens Health Medical Group
December 15, 2017

The word cyst is an ugly word, but they’re really usually nothing to worry about. This even includes ovarian cysts. An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms in the ovaries. Most don’t need any attention but some can be painful and need attention from the team at Women’s Health Medical Group. What causes ... read more


Why You Need HPV Vaccination

By Womens Health Medical Group
November 15, 2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. In fact it is the most common sexually transmitted disease. You may confuse it with HIV and HSV (herpes), but it’s different. We provide HPV vaccinations at Women’s Health Medical Group. What is HPV? There are more than 40 different kinds of HPV. Some of those ... read more


IUDs Deserve Another Look

By Womens Health Medical Group
October 30, 2017

If you’re looking for reliable, unobtrusive birth control, you need to consider intrauterine devices (IUDs). But you’ve heard they’re unsafe, right? Something about an IUD in the 70s called the Dalkon Shield, right? That’s ancient history. Today’s IUDs are the most effective method of birth control short of living in a monastery. They’re so comfortable ... read more


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