Southwest Ob/Gyn

Posts by Michelle Benton

Self-Care for Well-Being This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for many women, the holiday season can also be stressful. From holiday parties and endless shopping, to travel and family visits, your holiday to-do list can quickly become overwhelming, and instead of feeling the holiday cheer, you are wishing for the season to be over. When…

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Quitting Time!

Since 1975, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout® (GASO), a public awareness event to encourage people to quit smoking, on the third Thursday of November. The 43rd annual GASO will be celebrated on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Smoking and tobacco use pose a serious risk of death and disease for women. According…

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Awareness + Early Detection = Weapons in Fighting Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Throughout October, women, healthcare professionals and organizations around the world are calling attention to the importance of awareness and early detection of the disease during…

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Be a Healthier, Fitter You!

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, an estimated 50,000-75,000 women of all ages will participate in local health and fitness events at more than 500 community locations across the country as part of the 17th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. This event is always held the last Wednesday in September as part of National…

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Managing Menopause

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Approximately 65 million women in America between the ages of 40 and 70 are either approaching menopause, in active menopause or post-menopausal. The cause of menopause is the gradual depletion of estrogen in the body as we age, resulting in symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption, thinning bone density, mood swings, hormonal imbalance,…

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