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Effective Strategies for Shedding Pounds During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Smiling couple measuring their waist at the beach

  In last week’s blog, we talked about how with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. We are recommending patients get back on a healthy routine by

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How has stress impacted patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

businesswoman tired from work in the office holding her head

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. A lot of our patients are working moms and they are now teaching, working from home, and never getting a

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Diagnosis, Impact on Pregnancy & Resources

doctor using an ultrasound on a female patient's thyroid

How are thyroid diseases diagnosed? Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to a variety of other health problems. The doctor will typically start by asking the patient about their health history, such as if

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Thyroiditis, Goiter, Nodules & Cancer

woman holding her thyroid

What is thyroiditis? Thyroiditis is when the body’s immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid and cause inflammation. Thyroiditis can be caused by: ● Genetics ● Autoimmune diseases ● Viral or bacterial infection ● Certain Read More…

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism

Doctor checking thyroid glands of senior woman

The thyroid gland produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones control many activities in the body, including how fast the heartbeats, energy levels, internal temperature, hair/skin/nail growth, and more. Thyroid Read More…

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Five Surprising Health Benefits of Walking Regularly

photo of mother and son on a nature walk with the blog title

The next time you see your doctor, don’t be surprised if they hand you a prescription to walk. This simple activity that you’ve been your whole life is now being described as “the closest thing we have to a wonder

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What is the Diagnosis & Treatment Process for Uterine Fibroids?

types of uterine fibroids

How do patients know if they have fibroids? A health care provider may discover that a patient has fibroids during a routine pelvic exam. The doctor can sometimes feel the fibroid with their fingers during the exam. Typically, a doctor

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What are Uterine Fibroids and Who is at an Increased Risk?

fibroids within the uterus

Fibroids (leiomyoma) are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous) and can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They can

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Could Your Abdominal Pain Be Due to Fibroids?

About 80% of women who have fibroids experience no symptoms. The other 20% may experience pain or other discomforts due to the size of the fibroids. These include heavy bleeding during your period or between periods, and prolonged periods. Another

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