Health Notes

Six Miscarriage Questions Every Woman Needs Answered

by Dr. Abby Lankhorst on May 21, 2015

It is a very difficult but important subject many women know very little about. Most women, if they have not personally experienced a miscarriage, know someone who has.

It’s a tough subject not only because it often occurs at the time we are the most happy, but it is usually unpredictable and unpreventable. Unfortunately, because it is such a tough and tender subject to discuss there are many misconceptions about it. Though it will not make a miscarriage any less emotionally painful for you or a loved one, being aware of the risks, causes and outcomes may make it easier to cope with a loss.

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Making the Most Out of Menopause

by Katina Gordon on May 8, 2015

When you hear the word “menopause,” what comes to mind?

Hot flashes? Night sweats? Insomnia?

Many women envision the uncomfortable years when the menopause transition takes place. However that period is only a brief window of the menopause experience.

Today’s woman will spend a third of her life in menopause. The transition begins between the ages of 45 and 55. During this time, a woman will stop having periods and the ability to have a baby – it’s also when those dreaded menopausal symptoms rear their ugly heads.

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The Importance of ME in Menopause

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Old, aged, achy, fat, sleepless and exhausted. They’re the six top complaints physicians at the Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center Menopause clinic hear over and over again from women entering or going through menopause. If they’re yours… you’re not alone. “Sometimes I get lists,” said Dr. Julia Bishop, OB/GYN at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center. […]

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What’s Safe during Pregnancy? The Truth about Dying your Hair and Massages

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In previous generations, women experienced pregnancy not really concerned about the safety of some of life’s little luxuries. But today’s expecting mom has much more information at her fingertips. While more information is great, it can also bring on some confusion about what is and isn’t safe to do during pregnancy. While there may not […]

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Menopause is Here! Do You Really Still Need an Annual Exam?

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With the arrival of menopause – generally between the ages of 45 and 55 – means many changes for a woman. Periods cease, as does the ability to bear a child. So do you really need to schedule an annual pelvic exam? The short answer is yes – and there are a host of reasons […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex after Baby

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It’s one of those “taboo” topics that most soon-to-be new moms worry about but may be afraid to discuss: Having sex after delivering your baby. Let’s face it, a lot of stuff is going on down there after baby is born. It can be painful or just feel “different.” Either way, the first intimate experience […]

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Why the Weight?

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Weight and metabolism are a dynamic process and fluctuate during our lives. But there are certain points in our lives when weight seems to fluctuate more. Adolescence, college years and menopause are all times when many women experience that undesired spread, and there are a few key reasons why: Poor food choices Decreased activity Stress

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5 Food Secrets to Surviving Menopause

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You know the old saying, “You are what you eat.” Certainly with all the news, research and expert advice about food and our bodies this statement can actually be fairly true. It’s no secret there are foods that are very good for your body and those that are not. As a standard rule, it’s always […]

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How Clean is Your Vagina?

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It’s a great question with a complex answer. Many women don’t even think about it until it becomes an issue… but how exactly should you clean your vagina? A certain celebrity recently posted on her website that steaming is the best way to clean the uterus. This is simply a bad idea. Steaming definitely won’t […]

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Heart Attacks: Are Women So Different?

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Although many women may see cancer as their most serious health threat, there is another silent killer that women should put on their watch list. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in American women over age 45. A majority of women between the ages of 40 and 60 have at least one risk […]

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