In the state of Mississippi, 700,000 people have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and thousands more are at risk. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the major risks of both heart disease and stroke.
The Woman’s Clinic is happy to offer patient visits again in both our Jackson and Madison offices. We have provided Obstetric and urgent Gynecologic care and are now carefully adding back less urgent patient visits.
This week is dedicated to motivating women to focus on their health. Women have unique health issues, and with a few overarching habits and focus points, you can help improve the way you feel and your overall health.
Rumors of the next baby boom circulate because of an idea that pregnancy is somehow related to… boredom. And when people are quarantined inside for long periods of time, it’s highly likely that plenty of boredom will occur. But does that mean we should expect a rise in the rate of pregnancy for most Americans?
It’s safe to say that most people will experience bloating at some point. And if not familiar with what’s happening, it’s easy to become emotionally distressed about it. In most cases the discomfort is harmless. But it’s important to know if it’s more serious.
As we continue to navigate our responsibilities and lifestyle changes needed regarding COVID-19, it’s easy to lose track of some of our other health and wellness needs. To help renew a sense of priority or perhaps one of opportunity, we’d like to suggest some ways to address weight loss from home and offer additional help through our virtual televisits.
Right now more than ever, more and more physicians are relying on technology to assist with patient care as a way to expedite appointments and continue practicing social quarantine as advised by healthcare professionals and government officials in response to the COVID-19 virus. These virtual appointments allow us to continue meeting with patients to assess their level of need before coming in for a face-to-face appointment.
While we are continuing with office visits, we are also introducing Telehealth visits. We are doing this to protect pregnant mothers, babies, and our patients who have serious medical conditions. We also want to support our community and “flatten the curve”.
Under the circumstances, with so many schools closing and more and more people staying home to help mitigate the risks of spreading the coronavirus, a very timely awareness week is underway. March 15-21 is National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW). So, while you’re working to set up a new at-home schedule and weathering the current storm under social quarantine, be careful to consider a few other important concerns to make sure you’re time at home is as pleasant as possible.
Amid the recent pandemic of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we want to once again reassure you that your health is at the forefront of our minds at The Woman's Clinic. We want to minimize your potential exposure to this virus as well as the exposure of our employees. To do so, we will be making some unprecedented changes to the way we plan to take care of you.