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Read Across America Day

What is Read Across America Day? Read Across America Day is observed each year to inspire the love of reading in children and young adults.  Schools, libraries and other public locations all across the United States celebrate by bringing children and families together through reading.

February is American Heart Month

We have all heard the warning signs of a heart attack, but heart disease and heart attacks continue to be a leading cause of death. The statistics are startling, revealing that more women than men die of heart disease each year.

The Facts About the Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been a hot topic in the news lately and cases of infection have been diagnosed in new locations, including the United States. Learning some facts about the virus is helpful to understand how the virus is transmitted and health risks associated with it.

What Women Need to Know About Autoimmune Disease

You have probably heard autoimmune diseases mentioned many times before, but unless you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with one, you may not know what autoimmune disorders entail and how they can impact an individual’s life.

Finding the Right Women’s Health Group

Selecting the right women’s health care group is an important decision. You want an experienced, knowledgeable team of healthcare professionals who can address all kinds of women’s health issues. You want to be treated by doctors and nurses who offer personalized care while being attentive and compassionate toward your needs and concerns.

What Women Need to Know About Cholesterol

While there have been numerous campaigns emphasizing the importance of women’s heart health, many women continue to ignore one of the most important warning signs. Women should regularly have their cholesterol checked because cholesterol levels can be a tell-tale sign of other impending medical issues.

5 Halloween Safety Tips for New Moms

Halloween can provide plenty of fun for children of all ages, including the littlest ones. If your child is celebrating their first Halloween this year, you want to make sure it is memorable.

Saluting Gold Star Mother’s Day

Every September, on the last Sunday of the month, Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed throughout the United States. This is a day that is designated to recognize and honor those mothers who have had a son or daughter die while on active duty with the United States Armed Forces.

World Breastfeeding Week Observed in August

Every year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinates World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding has been proven to be much healthier for infants, helping them build up resistance toward illnesses while providing them with all the nutrients and vitamins they need to thrive.

Shining the Light on You: Women’s Health Month

While April showers might just bring May flowers, this month celebrates another thing: you! That is, May is Women’s Health Month. Here at Southwest OB/GYN, women’s health is our speciality so we thought it best to shine the light on you by sharing our best advice on key issues that matter to us, and you.