Southwest Ob/Gyn

Women’s 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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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

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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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