Very often, my female patients come alone to the offices of Las Vegas All Women’s Care. This is not surprising; historically, women make their regular OB/GYN appointments without their husbands or significant others, who may not even receive a report on what was discussed or discovered during the visit.
Las Vegas has one of the nation’s highest rates of unwanted teen pregnancy, with African-American and Latino youth too often chief among those left on the margins by early parenthood. However, some young men of color are making a conscious decision to delay fatherhood, so they can freely pursue their dreams before even considering the prospect of starting families. Two of them, both 17-year-olds playing in Coach Gene Tate’s Junior Giants baseball organization, recently explained to Las Vegas Black Image why they are taking such a proactive stance.
Take one look at her rippling muscles and it is no mystery why Iris Kyle is considered the world’s top female bodybuilder. A native of Michigan, Kyle is an eight time winner of Ms. Olympia, the most prestigious bodybuilding competition on the planet.
April is Autism Awareness Month, bringing us all an opportunity to learn more about this complex, often misunderstood developmental disability.
With March recognized as Women’s History Month, there is no better way to celebrate than honoring your health by investigating the medical history in your family tree.
Happy New Year! This month is special not only because we are ringing in 2013, but also because January marks “Birth Defects Prevention Month” and “Cervical Cancer Screening Month.”
During the holiday season, it seems almost normal for women to feel stress and sometimes experience pain. Given today’s economic pressures, the common headache can also lead to aches and pains throughout the body.
As a physician and a woman, I have a keenly personal, professional and scientific interest in the renewed debate over women’s health care choices.
The time is now to be conscious of your health. For women, we must be mindful that after a certain age, it is important to be proactive as it relates to our examinations — specifically, mammograms and other breast exams.
By Dr. Annette Mayes Hormone therapy might be for you. How often have you heard from a friend or your significant other; “Oh you are PMS-ing.” Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) are symptoms associated with a female’s monthly period that might include physical, emotional, and behavioral changes. Or, for those women who might be in their late 40s or 50s and feelings are heightened that others perceive to be negative you might hear “Oh, you are menopausal.”