LifeStage: 16-24 Years

Why You Should Quit Smoking If You’re Thinking Of Having A Baby

|   April 16, 2018   |   Obstetrics & Maternity

Why You Should Quit Smoking If You’re Thinking Of Having A Baby

If you’re in the process of trying to get pregnant, or if you’re already expecting a baby, one of the top things on your to-do list is to kick your smoking habit if you are a smoker. Even though the risks of smoking while pregnant have been well known for a number of years, a report issued recently by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that even with all the information and education about potential health risks, women are still reaching for cigarettes while they’re pregnant.

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Sometimes Bloating Is A Big Deal

|   April 9, 2018   |   Cancer, Gynecology

Sometimes Bloating Is A Big Deal

“I’m feeling really bloated today” is a thought that most women have expressed more than once. On those days where you’re having trouble zipping your jeans, you suddenly feel full after a small meal, or you’re just generally feeling sluggish, bloating might be the culprit. While it is usually not a bad thing, if you’re feeling this way consistently for more than a couple weeks, it’s time to see your doctor to figure out if there is more to it than just run of the mill bloating. While there are many simple reasons to explain it, persistent bloating is also one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

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This April, Turn The Conversation To STDs

|   April 2, 2018   |   Cancer, Gynecology

This April, Turn The Conversation To STDs

This April, focus on understanding and educating yourself and your family about the prevalence and danger of sexually transmitted diseases. April is STD Awareness Month, and our goal is to make sure that all of our patients understand how serious STDs are and most importantly, how to protect themselves and their partners. STDs aren’t usual topics of conversation, but the fact is that many of them have been steadily on the rise in recent years, with millions of Americans affected each year.

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Keep Your Home And Your Family Safe

|   March 19, 2018   |   Parenthood

Keep Your Home And Your Family Safe

This week is National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to reminding you about the dangers many household items possess. You might be tempted to look past this week of awareness believing that you already have the knowledge about what items you should never ingest and consider yourself wise enough not to consume them in the first place. But if you have children, you have family members who are easily distracted by various products that you don’t think twice about. While you’re looking for your keys, your child may innocently ingest garden chemicals, cleaning products, or prescription drugs, and quickly find himself or herself in the emergency room with accidental poisoning.

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The Necessity of Nutrition

|   March 12, 2018   |   Ideal Protein, Nutrition

The Necessity of Nutrition

We can all generally agree that nutrition is important. We may recognize that a lack of nutrients can cause us to feel sick. We may even admit that adjusting the type and amount of nutrients we consume could actually make us feel—and look—better. But too often that’s where it stops. We stop at a recognition that something needs to change in our diet. But that’s it. We rarely do something about it, and even fewer of us stick with it.

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Is Your Clock Ticking?

|   February 19, 2018   |   Heart Disease

Is Your Clock Ticking?

Women often make comments, usually in jest, about their clocks ticking. Life is passing by them by, and they’re becoming unable to meet certain milestones or accomplishments.

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