Southwest Ob/Gyn

Health

Go Red for Heart Health This Month

Did you know that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year? That’s a third of mothers, sisters and friends! And yet, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, according to the American Heart Association. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the warning signs and to…

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Exhaustion: Post-Holiday Let-Down or Something Else?

It’s January and many of us find ourselves struggling to get back on track after the holidays. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of making a return to a less-stressful routine of healthier eating, exercise and sleep habits. But there are several health issues that can make women, in particular, feel exhausted all the time. Here…

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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…

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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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