Understanding Preterm Birth

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Outlining the Risks An average pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks, and babies born sooner than this have an increased chance of complications. While there are numerous challenges that can arise from preterm birth, advancements in medicine and general understanding have led to better outcomes in recent years. Read on for insight from neonatologist Dr. Nicholas […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Annual Aging Well Section Women dealing with menopausal symptoms may be candidates for hormone replacement therapy. Understanding Menopause Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Symptoms such as irregular periods and night sweats can begin in the years leading up to menopause during a time called perimenopause. The average age of menopause in […]

Understanding Postpartum Anxiety

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Beyond the Baby Blues Most people have heard of postpartum depression, but postpartum anxiety is believed to be just as common, and it can be just as disruptive to the lives of new parents. Here, we spoke with local experts to learn more about identifying postpartum anxiety and how to get help for yourself or […]

EMSELLA

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Annual Women’s Health Section Women suffering from urinary incontinence can benefit from this breakthrough technology. Understanding Urinary Incontinence According to the Mayo Clinic, 50% of adult women suffer from urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine. This problem increases with age, with up to 75% of women over the age of 65 reporting urinary […]

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

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Annual Women’s Health Section These birth control methods are good options for women seeking long-term pregnancy prevention. Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, are the most effective form of birth control currently available with a 99% success rate of pregnancy prevention. LARCs can provide pregnancy prevention for 3 to 10 years, depending on […]

3D Mammography

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Annual Women’s Health Section This screening technology has revolutionized the early detection of breast cancer. Understanding Mammograms According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and early detection is critical in determining prognosis. Mammography uses x-rays to produce images of breast tissue and is the most […]

Peripheral Artery Disease

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Annual Women’s Health Section This vascular condition can have serious complications for women if left untreated. Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a circulatory disorder where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. When the arms and legs don’t receive enough blood, they may not function properly. PAD is a serious […]

Pregnancy Complications: Fact or Fiction?

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Pregnancy can be nerve-wracking, especially for first-time parents. With the wealth of advice available online, not to mention advice from loved ones and strangers alike, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by information – whether it’s true or not. Here, Dr. Shevonda Sherrow with Innovative Women’s Health Specialists and Dr. Joseph Kipikasa with Erlanger Health System […]

Effective Ways to Communicate with Someone with Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is a common health condition for women that is linked to loneliness and depression. Hearing Loss in Women Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your ears. Research shows a correlation between hearing loss, overall quality of life, and several chronic health conditions. It’s also a common condition; according to the Hearing Health Foundation, as […]

Understanding Adenomyosis

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Adenomyosis is a condition that can cause painful, heavy periods. Adenomyosis Adenomyosis occurs when the inner lining of the uterus grows into the muscular wall. This displaced tissue can impact symptoms experienced during the menstrual cycle. Adenomyosis is a common condition, affecting up to 65% of American women. While its symptoms vary, the frequent pain […]

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