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Mindfulness and Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects more than 3 million women each year. Dr. Sona Dimidjian, a neuroscience and psychology professor at the University of Colorado, investigated an alternative solution to the traditional treatment of pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy.

Birth Control Pill Recall

On October 4, 2016 Par Pharmaceutical announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of Gildess, Gildess FE, and Gildess 24 FE products due to reduced Ethinyl Estradiol Levels.

The Importance of Good Dental Health

Taking care of your teeth has benefits that reach far beyond good dental health. Good dental hygiene also plays a role in your overall physical health. Visiting the dentist every six months, flossing every day and brushing at least twice a day all play a part in a healthy smile and healthy body.

How Often Should I Get a Pap Smear?

While in the past it was recommended that every woman get a Pap smear every year, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) revised the 2006 guidelines they had set for cervical Pap smear screening. The changes were based on a new, more detailed understanding of the behavior of cervical cancer and pre-cancer.

Top 5 things Everyone Needs To Know About Zika

Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitoes. You can also get Zika through sex. Many areas in the United States have the type of mosquitoes that can spread Zika virus. These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters and can also bite at night. Also, Zika can be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to…

World Breastfeeding Week

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) celebrates the 25th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week this year. The organization, which is focused on “protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding worldwide” works toward creating resources and educational opportunities for women, families and communities to increase knowledge and awareness of breastfeeding as well as the challenges that can…

Celebrating Parents’ Day in the United States

Parents are often unsung heroes and should be recognized for the significant roles they play in the lives of their children each year. Parents’ Day is designed to not only recognize positive parental role models but to also encourage and promote responsible and loving parenting.

Don’t Forget Your Screening Mammogram

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women in the United States. However, if caught early, breast cancer can be stopped in its tracks. Women ages 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every two years – and this screening can often spot breast cancer even before a lump is noticeable. Women younger…

Welcome Dr. Utsavi Shah, MD

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Utsavi Shah, MD, to our growing practice beginning August 15th, 2016! Dr. Utsavi Shah was born in Gujarat, India and moved to Houston with her family when she was a small child. She has lived in Houston ever since and therefore, considers herself a native Texan. She knew from…

National Women’s Health Week is May 8-14

Sugar Land, TX — National Women’s Health Week is celebrated each year with the goal of empowering women to make their health a priority. The 17th annual event kicks off on Sunday, May 8th, coinciding with Mother’s Day. Despite the advanced technology in this day and age, women too often put their health and wellness…