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What’s the Difference Between an Obstetrician and Gynecologist?

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The term OB-GYN encompasses two different medical fields, obstetrics, and gynecology, which both focus on women’s health.  What are the differences between gynecologists (GYNs) and obstetricians (OBs)?  ● Obstetricians are involved with care Read More…

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Clinical Breast Exam

Part Three: Clinical Breast Exam What’s The Difference Between a Self-Exam and a Clinical Breast Exam? A clinical breast exam is performed by a healthcare professional at your annual exam, whereas your self-breast exam is something you should Read More…

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How to Perform a Self-Breast Exam

Part Two: How to Perform a Self-Breast Exam   According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, all women over the age of eighteen should perform monthly self-breast exams. They suggest doing your exam at the same time every month because normal

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Breast Health 101

Part One: Breast Health 101   Did you know that 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Everyone, especially women, should know the signs and symptoms associated with breast cancer. If any kind

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Dr. Davis Book Recommendation: “Better” by Atul Gawande

This week we’re doing something a little different with a book recommendation from Dr. Davis: Everyone has flaws, everyone faces challenges beyond their control but even though we’re only human, many people still strive to get as close as they

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Prostaglandin Balance to Reduce Inflammation and Healing Time

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What do you think of when you think of fat?  Most people think of fat in a negative way because for decades we’ve been told that “fat is bad.”  But what if eating the right types of fat could help

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Urinary Incontinence: What Should You Do If You Think You Have It?

woman with urine urgency in the bathroom

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed? Medical conditions should never be self-diagnosed. If you think you have urinary incontinence, please review the symptoms and then consult a medical professional. Your medical provider will ask you about your medical Read More…

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Urinary Incontinence: What are the Leading Factors That Cause It?

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What causes urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is usually caused by hormone deficiencies or problems with the muscles and nerves that assist the bladder. Health events specific to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can potentially Read More…

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Urinary Incontinence: Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is

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Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is Urinary incontinence, also called overactive bladder, is defined as the depletion of bladder control. Incontinence is not a disease, it’s a symptom of many different types of conditions that affect the Read More…

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Bladder Problems: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

The Female Bladder

Many women experience a variety of bladder issues (like frequency, nocturia, urgency or urinary incontinence) but you don’t have to suffer in silence. A lot of women feel self-conscious about their bladder problems, while others believe bladder Read More…

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