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Bladder Health Awareness Month: Tips for a Healthy Bladder

Of all our organs, the bladder is definitely one of the unsung heroes of the human body. Even though many women don’t really think about it too often, this muscular, hollow organ is a really important component of our body’s urinary system. Because November is Bladder Health Awareness Month, we have a chance to celebrate

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How to Be an Advocate During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the past several decades, survivors, healthcare professionals, researchers, and supporters have brought their voices together to drown out the silence that once surrounded breast cancer. In 1985, the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, an oncology drug manufacturing company) joined forces in establishing October as

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

Every year, thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 21,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease in 2020. Although it’s not the most common gynecological cancer, ovarian cancer is considered to be the deadliest; it’s estimated that approximately 64% of the cases

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National Breastfeeding Month: Facts About Breastfeeding

Even though breastfeeding is the most natural feeding process, mothers are often faced with both a number of challenges arising from it and misconceptions about it. For National Breastfeeding Month, which occurs every August, we’re going over some interesting and helpful facts about breastfeeding. Health Benefits of Breastfeeding Studies show that breastfeeding provides many short-

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Staying Safe in the Sun for UV Safety Month

For many people, one of the most beloved summertime activities is the simple act of going outside and enjoying the nice weather. It’s no secret that hanging out in the sun often makes us feel happier and healthier. In fact, taking in small daily amounts of sunshine has been proven to boost our mood, enhance

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Tips for Dealing With Uncomfortable Menopause Symptoms

During menopause, the ovaries produce lower levels of female reproductive hormones, which can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. Although coping with these symptoms sometimes requires medication or hormone replacement therapy, in many cases women can manage menopause on their own by making a few lifestyle adjustments. Hot Flashes A common symptom of menopause,

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Lifestyle Habits for When You Are Trying to Conceive

While most people understand the logistics and mechanics of making a baby, many people underestimate the importance of developing a healthy preconception lifestyle. Making a few small upgrades to your daily habits can actually improve your chances of getting pregnant as well as help you achieve optimal health in general. Here are our top lifestyle

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National Infertility Awareness Week: What Younger Women Need to Know

When people talk about female infertility, most people assume that it’s something only women in their late 30s and early 40s have to deal with. While it’s true that female fertility declines naturally as we age, this sentiment can unintentionally deceive younger women into thinking that they don’t have to think about their fertility health

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Shelter in Place Patient Information

Because of the current COVID-19 situation as well as Shelter in Place requirements, for the health of our patients and our staff, we have a NO VISITOR policy in place. This includes children, so we kindly ask patients to come alone to decrease the spread of COVID-19. We are asking patients of ages 65 and older

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Endometriosis Awareness Month: Myths and Facts About Endometriosis

Approximately 11% of women in the United States have endometriosis, a reproductive condition in which tissue from the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the womb. This condition is often painful and has been linked to fertility problems. In spite of its prevalence, the condition is notorious for being plagued by myths and misconceptions, making it difficult

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