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Make Massage Part of Your Wellness Toolkit

Massage provides health benefits for women during every stage of life. It assists with managing the stress of a busy career, pregnancy, and new motherhood. Since women often manage these stages in tandem with one another, implementing wellness practices like massage becomes especially important. Southwest OB/GYN, Houston OB/GYN Women’s Health, considers massage therapy a beneficial…

5 Tips To Protect Your Skin From The Summer Sun

Today, for Sun Safety Week, we want to tackle an important subject, and it’s not one you might expect hear about from your friendly Houston gynecologist. When most people think about women’s health, a list of “obvious” issues comes to mind: breast cancer, pap smears, fertility, prenatal care… But not many stop to think about…

6 Ways You Can Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

It’s National Women’s Health Week! While you may not have heard of it before, it’s a special event led by the US Department of Health and Human Services every year after Mother’s Day for the last 18 years. This week is all about you – and helping you take the steps toward your healthiest life…

The Time to Get Inspired, Educated, and Empowered About Healthcare Planning is Now!

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an annual event celebrated around the world. This year, the week-long event took place from April 16 – 22, 2017. NHDD is a national initiative that was created for adults of all ages and genders. The objective is to plan for a health crisis. When you make decisions ahead…

Hormone Pellet Therapy

The Physicians and staff of Southwest Ob Gyn Associates are pleased to announce that we will soon be offering a new service to our patients: Hormone Pellet Therapy As you get older, you may notice changes in the way you look and feel. For many women, this includes: Less skin elasticity. Moodiness and anxiety. A…

Playing It Safe – Keeping You and Your Family Safe and Healthy on Spring Break

A family vacation is one of those special times during which you can enjoy spending quality time with your children without the pressures of everyday life intruding. When preparing for your trip it is vital to understand common risks for your children’s safety and to take proactive steps to prevent issues. Here are some things…

Take it to Heart: Women’s Heart Health

Heart health is important for anyone at any age, especially women. In the past, this disease was considered only for men; however, over time, heart disease has begun to impact women just as much as men. In fact, the Texas Heart Institute states that 40 percent of deaths amongst women are due to cardiovascular disease.…

Stay Aware of Cervical Cancer and HPV Status by Getting Screened

Cervical cancer month was created to raise awareness of the methods that women can use to protect themselves from cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus). Cervical cancer is often caused by HPV, which is a common infection that spreads through sexual activity.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Healthy Resolutions

It seems every year we set some New Year’s resolutions pertaining to health, wellness and fitness. Unfortunately, these are resolutions that are often forgotten or dropped by the wayside as we get farther into the year. There are ways to keep your healthy New Year’s resolutions, so here are some tips to help you improve…

Mindfulness and Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects more than 3 million women each year. Dr. Sona Dimidjian, a neuroscience and psychology professor at the University of Colorado, investigated an alternative solution to the traditional treatment of pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy.