Southwest Ob/Gyn

Women’s Health

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


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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What Women Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The lifetime risk of developing this type of cancer is about 1 in every 24 women. What are the warning signs? There are several diseases — such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel…

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Sun Safety Options for Summer

Fun in the sun will be on everyone’s list of things to do during the summer months, but these are not the only times you should practice protective measures. Keeping yourself and others protected from UV radiation is an important, year-round responsibility. What is UV radiation and why is it a problem? Ultraviolet (UV) radiation…

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