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Preconception health at Southwest OBGYN

Preconception health and health care focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. However, preconception health is important for all women and men, whether they plan to have a baby one day. Our Board-certified physicians at South West OBGYN center will help you guide you through this journey.…

7 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, which calls attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women of all ages, is always held on the last Wednesday in September. The 2019 event is set for September 25.  This year, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages from across the…

SWOGA Provider Appreciation Day

7 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Here are seven important things you should know about the risks and prevention of cervical cancer: All women are at risk.Unless you have had your cervix removed for noncancerous conditions (like fibroids), you can develop cervical cancer, which is caused by…

Colorectal Cancer: Why Screening is Important

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), outside of skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. In fact, one in every 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer at some point in her life, with the risks increase after age 50.      …

How To Save The Skin You’re In This Summer

Here’s a bright idea for keeping skin healthy and youthful looking: Protect it from the sun, especially during the summer months when you’re more likely to spend time outdoors. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun causes more than 90 percent of visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging. And despite all the warnings, the…

Empower Yourself — Get Screened for Better Health

This month, the Office on Women’s Health will sponsor Women’s Health Week, beginning on Mother’s Day, May 12, and running through May 19. In celebration of Women’s Health Week and throughout the year, we encourage women of all ages to empower themselves by focusing on their personal health and getting the tests and screenings they…

Infertility Uncovered

Infertility doesn’t discriminate; it affects people regardless of race, sexuality or economic status. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. Founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, National Infertility Awareness Week calls attention to this important public health issue. With the theme “Infertility Uncovered,” the observance will be held April 21-27 and…

National Doctors’ Day is March 30

The medical profession is one of the oldest on the planet. Physicians have advanced their profession by learning how to treat and conquer diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis and cholera, making the world safer for its inhabitants. They continue to learn how to help their patients by inventing new treatments and providing care that improve quality…

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…