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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…

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…

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…

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…

Charles Pehr Retirement Notice

Charles Pehr Retirement Notice

Dear Patients and Friends; I am writing to inform you that I will be retiring from the active practice of medicine on October 31, 2018. It has been my great pleasure to provide medical, obstetrical and gynecological care for you for the last 45 years. I sincerely appreciate the friendship and trust that you have…

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,…

Closing Southwest Houston office

Closing Southwest Houston office

Southwest Ob Gyn Associates has served the Southwest Houston Community for the past 23 years; therefore it is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of our Southwest Houston office located at 7737 Southwest Freeway, Suite 895 effective October 19, 2018. Our physicians and staff remain committed to our patients and will continue to…

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…