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Mammogram procedure to screen for breast cancer

As we march into October, many of you may see a predominant amount of pink decorating sports fields, advertisements, and signage spaces in your local communities. As a women’s health practice, we are dedicated to both advocating for your health and arming you with the information to be your own advocate. This month, we are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound Screening

Now that you know you are pregnant, you and your baby’s health will be carefully monitored throughout your pregnancy. Monitoring includes tests and screenings of both you and your baby to ensure optimal health and screen for potential risk of fetal abnormalities. One such test is a Nuchal Translucency (NT) Ultrasound.  

What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

Being informed about ovarian cancer treatments

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. With sobering statistics that 1 woman in 75 is diagnosed with ovarian cancer and almost 80-percent of diagnoses occur in later disease stages when prognosis is poor, ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological cancer.

These statistics in combination with the lack of early detection testing and the disease’s complex biology make it especially important to be vigilant of ovarian cancer risk.

10 Tips for a Healthy Back-to-School Season

Healthy kids back in school

Summer is over and another “back-to-school” season is here! For many families, back-to-school season means busy fall schedules, a return to classroom and workplace settings, and balancing new weekly routines. All of these, unfortunately, contribute to heightened stress, increasing susceptibility to germs that induce a variety of illnesses.

To start the school year on a healthy note and keep sickness at bay, here are our top ten tips for keeping you and your family healthy:   

Mastitis – Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Mastitis?

Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue that may involve infection. While it can occur in non-pregnant women and men, breastfeeding women are particularly susceptible to lactation mastitis.

Lactation mastitis’ most common cause is milk becoming trapped within the breast. Blocked milk duct(s), bacteria (from either mother’s skin surface or baby’s mouth) entering milk ducts through cracks in mother’s breast skin or nipples, or breasts not completely emptied during breastfeeding or pumping are other causes.

Folic Acid, known as vitamin B9, is a dietary supplement directly linked to important functions of the body, including the formation of red blood cells, the synthesis and repair of RNA and DNA, and particularly important phases of fetal development. It is especially important for women who plan to conceive or are pregnant.

Breastfeeding offers moms and babies great benefits to their overall health and well-being while providing a special opportunity to begin a nurturing, life-long bond. With planning, knowledge, practice, and patience, breastfeeding moms can successfully provide baby’s nutrition, optimize baby and personal health, and enrich their maternal relationship with baby. We’d like to share important benefits babies and moms gain from breastfeeding.

Gynecological Myths

What's a fact and what is a myth?
Capital Women's Care have consolidated some common gynecologic myths into one blog with an explanation of the facts.

Endometrial Excision

Woman with female doctor
Endometriosis is a fairly common condition that affects up to 15% of women, generally during their reproductive years; affecting their uterine tissue.

National Men’s Health Week

Man and woman walking together
With National Men’s Health Week coming up, we wanted to discuss ways you can help the men in your life stay healthy.

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