Expert Health Articles

  • Navigating Prenatal Care for Those with Substance Use Disorder
    Engaging in as much prenatal care as possible is the single most important thing a pregnant woman can do, even if care is not sought until late. Pregnant women with substance use disorder (SUD) frequently face tremendous stigma and judgment when seeking medical care. Experience with judgment and stigma can often make it difficult to seek prenatal care, mental health care, and community support services.
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  • Exercise After Breast Cancer
    After a patient has been through the rigorous diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, sometimes they are looking forward to returning to their typical physical activity or workout routine. Their medical support team has usually educated them on the signs and symptoms of lymphedema, but the patients are still not sure how to return to their daily activities and workout routine safely.
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  • Fit Pregnancy Tips
    Physical activity is important in all stages of life, pregnancy included! Many women desire to adopt a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy or maintain their current fitness level. In most cases, this is achievable and desirable for the overall health of mom and baby.
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  • Midwifery
    Although midwives have been around for hundreds of years, the term midwife is one that not many are able to clearly define. There is often confusion surrounding the many types of midwives and the span of roles a midwife might play.
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  • Female Athlete Triad
    One challenge most female athletes face while training is how to properly fuel with food. Doing so incorrectly may lead to the “female athlete triad,” which is defined as a medical condition involving long-term calorie or energy deficiency with or without disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and diminished bone mineral density. These three components do not often present themselves at the same time, but through education and prevention, female athletes can avoid the female triad with proper nutrition.
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  • Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
    Most people are aware of the adverse effects of smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol during pregnancy. However, many remain unaware of the dangers of utilizing marijuana during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Marijuana is legal in many states, but using it during pregnancy may result in higher-risk pregnancies, developmental and/or behavioral problems for the child, and other consequences.
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  • Let's Talk About Female Fecal Incontinence
    Women often avoid discussing accidental bowel leakage, otherwise known as fecal incontinence. However, as many as one in five adult women suffer from this condition. There are many causes for fecal incontinence, and fortunately there are many treatment options. It starts with a conversation with your physician.
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  • Acne and Post-acne Treatments
    Active acne is caused and influenced by a variety of factors and can also lead to the development of post-acne scarring, both of which can be damaging to self-esteem. There are many treatment options available for both acne and post-acne scarring including facial services, chemical peels, microneedling, laser services and more. Speak with your dermatologist or medspa physician to find out which treatment is best for you.
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  • Mammograms
    Mammograms are X-rays of the breasts that help providers detect abnormalities or changes that may be signs of breast cancer. There are two different types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. These tests can help providers detect tumors or cancerous activity that cannot otherwise be seen or felt. By age 45, women should begin receiving mammograms yearly. However, women who experience specific symptoms such as a bumps, enlarged veins or thickening skin on the breast should speak to their health care provider immediately about receiving a mammogram.
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  • What is Endometriosis?
    Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, is found outside the uterus.
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  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
    As we age there are many changes that take place in our bodies. One of these changes is our bodies going through menopause. No one ever tells you that the aging process causes your skin to lose elasticity. For women this may intensify many other changes that have already occurred with the effects of hormone changes and structural changes from pregnancy and childbirth.
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  • What Are Pelvic Support Problems?
    The pelvic organs include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, small intestines and rectum. The pelvic organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic floor. Layers of connective tissue called fascia also provide support. These supporting muscles and fascia may become torn or stretched, or they may weaken because of aging.
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  • The Importance of Annual Exams
    Women, start checking your calendar now. View these important reasons to stay on top of your health and to plan an annual visit with your OB/GYN.
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  • What is a Medical Spa?
    Imagine walking into a relaxing, calm atmosphere only to realize that there are not only regular spa amenities, but medical amenities as well.
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  • The Burch is Back!
    Urinary stress incontinence can be a very uncomfortable and inconvenient health issue. The Burch procedure is a mesh free technique and can be done openly or robotically to treat this issue.
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  • Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD)
    The Mirena IUD is one of the most popular contraceptive choices in the United States. The Mirena IUD is a small plastic “T” inserted into the uterus that contains the hormone progesterone to prevent pregnancy and alleviate heavy periods.
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  • Bone Health
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1-in-2 women and 1-in-5 men are at risk for an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.
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