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Osteoporosis 101

By alex.curci
October 15, 2021

If you’re a woman over age 50, you should know about osteoporosis. This bone disease occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from something as innocent as a sneeze.  While osteoporosis isn’t ... read more

An Abnormal Mammogram

By vera rota
September 15, 2021

After a woman receives word that her mammogram was “abnormal” there is some serious instant anxiety. But, although this classification of your mammogram will likely create the need to have additional testing, the odds are vastly in favor of you not having breast cancer or any other serious condition.  Mammograms have their pluses and minuses, ... read more

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

By vera rota
August 15, 2021

Breastfeeding allows a new mother to feed her baby directly from her own breasts. Ideally, this happens through nursing on the breast, but in some cases this may not be possible. Breast milk can then be expressed (pumped) from the breast and fed to the infant in a bottle. Breastfeeding provides an infant with essential ... read more

A Primer on Ovarian Cysts

By Womens Health Medical Group
July 15, 2021

Ovarian cysts sound much more frightening than they really are. Defined as fluid-filled sacs that form in the ovaries, ovarian cysts are quite common in women. The majority of ovarian cysts are harmless, but some can be painful and need attention. At Women’s Health Medical Group we treat ovarian cysts when necessary, but we also ... read more

Preparing for Pregnancy

By Womens Health Medical Group
June 15, 2021

Most women know they will need to do a good deal of planning once they become pregnant. There will be the regular doctor visits, the attention to diet and other lifestyle choices, getting the future baby’s room ready, setting up for changes at work, and on and on.  But most people don’t think about planning ... read more

What’s the Most Effective Birth Control?

By Womens Health Medical Group
May 15, 2021

There’s only one completely foolproof way to never get pregnant if you’re a woman, other than having a hysterectomy. That’s the “Just Say No” clever catchphrase of past less than enlightened presidencies. Of course, we all know that in the heat of the moment the best laid plans to say “no” can…well, become pregnant.  So, ... read more

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By Womens Health Medical Group
April 15, 2021

If you’re a woman, you’re all too familiar with the occasional rise and fall of your hormone levels. That’s normal. But when your hormones are out of balance that’s a problem. One condition that stems from hormonal imbalance is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This is a common hormonal disorder that interferes with the growth and ... read more

Think You Know Your Period?

By Womens Health Medical Group
March 15, 2021

Your grandmother maybe called it “the curse.” When you were little you may have overheard adult women talking about a visit from “Aunt Flo.” Now that you’re an adult yourself, you’re very familiar with your period. Actually, women have around 450 periods in their lifetime, so you’re on a first-name basis, no doubt. But here ... read more

Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

By Womens Health Medical Group
February 14, 2021

People have heard enough horror stories about colonoscopies to fill a Halloween haunted house. Even if you’re not old to have had one, you’ve probably heard about them. So, if they’re such a hassle, why do you need one? Can you say, “colorectal cancer?” That’s what we’re screening for when we perform a rectal exam ... read more

When Is My Pelvic Pain a Concern?

By Womens Health Medical Group
January 15, 2021

A number of conditions can cause pelvic pain; they can stem from gynecologic or non-gynecologic sources. Because pelvic pain can vary widely between patients, and because the causes can’t often be traced or can be somewhat of a mystery, there aren’t great statistics on this condition. However, it’s estimated that between 15 and 20 percent ... read more

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