Health & Wellness
What Is a Bone Density Scan?
Has your doctor told you that you need to get a bone density scan? You may be wondering what this test entails, why you need it, and, most importantly, if it will hurt or not! What Happens During a Bone Density Scan? First of all, no, a bone density scan doesn’t hurt! It simply uses x-rays ... read more
Why Worry About Cholesterol?
If your doctor even so much as mentions checking your cholesterol level, it can inspire a bit of panic. What if your cholesterol is too high? What happens then, and how do you lower it? Read on for some information about cholesterol. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is made by the liver and can also be found ... read more
The Many Benefits of Walking
Walking is such a simple thing you can do that has so many benefits, for both your mind and body. Read on for the many health benefits of getting into the habit of taking walks! What are the benefits of walking? People who are hard-core fitness fanatics may pooh-pooh walking as exercise, and it’s true that walking ... read more
Take care of yourself!
Carrying, delivering, and then feeding a baby after it’s born – women really can do some incredible things. However, along with those amazing abilities can also come some special health problems. There are some tests that can catch these problems early, though, to keep you healthy and to help you live (and enjoy) a long, healthy life! ... read more
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
Three Areas for Women to Monitor
Every day it seems you hear about a new breakthrough in medical research and care. People are living longer and healthier. Of course, that’s not everyone. At Women’s Health Medical Group, we’re all about women’s health and education about that health. Toward that end, here are three areas of concern for women’s health. Heart disease ... read more
Understanding Your Colposcopy
January’s blog discussed Pap tests and the instances of abnormal results. These results usually signal changes in the growth of cervical cells, but they are still usually benign. But they can be a signal of future problems that can lead to cancer. For that reason, we may want to perform a follow-up test called a ... read more
Three Areas to Be Mindful of with Your Health
Despite the ongoing improvements in health care and longer life expectancies for women, there are still no guarantees. At Women’s Health Medical Group, all we think about is women’s health and we want our patients to be thinking about it too. Sometimes awareness and signs to look for is the best medicine. Toward that end, ... 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
Obese Couples May Take Longer to Get Pregnant
Numerous research studies have detailed the various health challenges posed by obesity — Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But a recent study by the National Institutes of Health points to another challenge, getting pregnant. In the study, whose findings appear online in Human Reproduction, couples, where both partners are obese, were shown to ... read more