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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…

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…

Work Toward Being Your Healthiest You

Next week, millions of women will take steps to improve their health during National Women’s Health Week, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. Kicking off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and running through May 19, 2018, the week serves as a reminder for women to make…

Start With Yourself: A Day to Think About Your Own Healthcare Decisions

It always seems too early, until it’s too late.While it’s not exactly pleasant to contemplate what our wishes would be regarding a healthcare crisis or end of life, it’s important to express them to those who would have to make those decisions in the event we became incapacitated to make them on our own. On…

Celebrating Women…and Their Good Health

On March 8, 2018, people around the world celebrated and showed their support for accelerating gender parity on International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Centered on this year’s campaign theme, #PressforProgress, thousands of individuals, businesses, charities, community organizations and others marked the occasion with special…

Get Back to Being You

Go Red for Heart Health

Did you know that cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year? That’s about one woman every 80 seconds! It’s time to fight back against this deadly disease. On Friday, February 2, 2018 women around the country will don something red from their closets on National Wear Red Day®, a part…

Take the Stress Out of the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be merry! Now is the time to turn one of the most stressful holidays of the year into an enjoyable time. So, where do you begin? First, have fun! National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day will be celebrated on Friday, December 15, 2017. Why not take the opportunity to bring some holiday fun…

Salvation Army Toy Drive

I am pleased to share with you that Southwest Ob Gyn will partner with Salvation Army again this year to host a Christmas toy drive for children in our community. This event was a huge success last year and your participation is needed again this year to make this event a success. Unfortunately, due to…

The Great American Smokeout and Its Pledge to Help Smokers Stop Smoking

The time to stop smoking is now! The Great American Smokeout is right around the corner. Spread the word to your family and friends, whether they smoke or not. Someone knows someone who smokes, but this could be the event that helps them stop! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated…