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When Should You Begin Getting Pap Exams?

When Should You Begin Getting Pap Exams?

Pap tests are important tests for most women in an effort to detect cervical cancer or other cervical issues. A pap smear, also called a pap exam or pap test, is a screening to test for cervical cancer or other abnormalities in the cervix. Early detection of cervical cancer with a pap smear gives you […]

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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

During this universal week of celebration, let’s discuss the benefits of breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year between August 1 and 7 in more than 120 countries to improve the health of mothers and babies around the world. In August of 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF created the Innocenti Declaration […]

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What You Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

What You Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

Some women have a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes. All expecting mothers dream of having a perfect, flawless pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy, beaming new baby. Unfortunately, different conditions may arise that require extra care and monitoring to protect the baby and mom.  Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that is […]

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: More than PMS

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: More than PMS

If PMS is affecting your quality of life, you might have PMDD. Most women have dealt with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms at some point in their lives. Symptoms may include mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. The Mayo Clinic states that as many as three out of four women have experienced […]

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Why Botox?

Why Botox?  We are proud to increase confidence in our patients through the administration of wrinkle-reducing Botox injections. There is no doubt you’ve heard of Botox, but what do you really know about it? We are proud to offer Botox treatment through our Advanced Women’s Center for Wellness.  We all know that Botox is used […]

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Can you Ovulate Without Having a Period?

Can you Ovulate Without Having a Period?

Let’s clear up any misconceptions about regular vs. irregular periods and how they relate to ovulation and fertility. While ovulation and periods naturally go together, it is possible to ovulate without having a period. This often occurs for women with irregular periods. Conversely, it is possible to experience monthly bleeding with no ovulation. However, that […]

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Know the Signs of Preeclampsia and the Treatment Options

Know the Signs of Preeclampsia and the Treatment Options

Preeclampsia can affect mom and baby in many ways. May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. We wanted to take this opportunity to educate and spread awareness about this condition that affects around eight percent of pregnancies. If not treated quickly, preeclampsia can cause severe complications for the mother, including renal failure, liver failure and cardiovascular problems. […]

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The Benefits of Probiotics

The Benefits of Probiotics

Healthy guts help create healthy immune systems, which is critical during a pandemic. The first time we heard the term “probiotics,” many of us thought it was a new droid in Star Wars, not a supplement for our guts. Probiotics have become more available and common in the past decade, as studies continue to prove […]