womens-health-blog

Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

While we have always offered FDA approved Bio-identical hormone therapy to our menopausal patients, we are now also using a local compounding pharmacy to provide a more individualized treatment plan for those who prefer this.

Benefits Of Yearly Wellness Exams

• If you need medication that we prescribe, you must be seen by our providers at least once a year. • Breast exam are needed to make sure that breast are appearing normal and then a mammogram can be prescribed if over age 40. • Pelvic exam to ensure no pelvic abnormalities. • Keep your health care provider up to date with any changes in medical history. • Yearly wellness exams are the best way to prevent cancer.    

What You Should Know About the Zika Virus

Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted virus that generally causes no symptoms or a mild illness, but is associated with microcephaly in infants whose mothers contract it during pregnancy. In January, 2016 the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory and travel alert urging pregnant women to avoid traveling to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. The cases that have been reported in the United States are those of women who had recently traveled outside of the country. There are currently no cases of transmission occurring within the United States.

The Truth Behind Common Pregnancy Myths

During your pregnancy your friends, family and coworkers are bound to share their thoughts with you regarding what you should, and shouldn’t do during pregnancy and childbirth. Differentiating between good and bad advice, especially during the first pregnancy, can be very frustrating. Here we offer some TRUTH behind some common MYTHS… You are eating for two. False! Women who “eat for two” during pregnancy tend to gain an excessive amount of weight, putting their health and the baby’s health at risk. If you are a normal weight pre-pregnancy then you should plan to gain 25-35 pounds during your entire pregnancy. [...]

Four Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Beginning at age 18, it is important to perform a self-breast examination once a month during the week following your period. If you no longer have a period, mark your calendar for the same week each month. Step 1: In front of a mirror, look at your breasts while standing straight, with your hands on your hips. While in this position look for the following: That your breasts are their usual shape and color; Any abnormalities such as dimpling, puckering or bulging of the skin, changes to the nipple, redness, soreness or swelling; Signs of fluid coming out of one or [...]