Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy in 2019
At Women’s Health Medical Group, we’re all about women. And for many women, there’s nothing bigger in life than pregnancy and childbirth. We’re with you every step of the way from fertility issues to pregnancy to delivery. Toward that end, here are some tips for a successful pregnancy. Many of them involve planning ahead of ... read more
Do You Know Endometriosis?
Endometriosis affects 5 million U.S. women, 200 million women worldwide, but many women have no idea just what it is. Endometriosis isn’t usually dangerous, but it can be quite painful and can lead to infertility. While there is no cure for the disease, we can treat your symptoms at Women’s Health Medical Group. What is ... read more
Fertility Help the Old-Fashioned Way
These days, technology has enabled some quite advanced ways of helping a guy and a gal make a baby. In vitro fertilization was one of the first really advanced scientific changes to the field. Much more recently, a woman has the option of freezing younger (expected to be healthier) eggs now in hopes of getting ... read more
What Increases the Chance of Getting Osteoporosis?
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?
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?
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
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?
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 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
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