Friday, March 22, 2019

HEALTHIER YOU: Vaccinating while pregnant?

August 15, 2018 by  
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Vaccinating while pregnant? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Every woman who is considering pregnancy should be up-to-date on all of her vaccines. It helps to protect you and your child from serious diseases. For example, rubella is a contagious disease that can be very dangerous if you get it while you are pregnant. In fact, it can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects. Best […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 15, 2018 by  
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Understanding how sugar affects your weight time Ever wonder how fat is created in the body? Here is a simple explanation that may help you reach your weight loss goals. When you eat food that contains fat, it goes through your stomach and intestines. Large fat droplets get broken down into even smaller droplets, increasing the fat’s surface area. Through a series of chemical […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Heating up after the fireworks go out

August 15, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Fireworks are defining characteristic of the month of July — and I am not just talking about colorful explosions that light up the night sky. Many women over the age of 35 experience a loss of sex drive, most commonly associated with menopause. The changing of hormones can cause spontaneous desire — or craving sex out of the blue — to […]

Hidden in the Dark

June 5, 2018 by  
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The high cost we pay for the stigma on mental illness BY BRUCE EDDINS “Lord, why did my child have to die? Help me, please!” The breaking news segment woke me in the middle of the night: another mother with a child lost to gun violence. This carnage has become our new normal — each massacre taking another safe haven off the list: You […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Getting Pregnant with CMV

June 5, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN CMV is a common virus, diagnosed with a blood test, that infects people of all ages. In the United States, nearly one in three children are already infected by five years of age. Over half of adults by age 40 have been infected with CMV. Once CMV enters the body, it stays there for life and can reactivate. A person can […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

Growing with the Community Vegas Roots Community Garden has always strived to be a catalyst for positive change in our community — and with such a wide array of amazing programs, we are doing just that! Located at 715 North Tonopah, the garden has always encouraged Vegas residents to come down and pick some of our freshly grown veggies. We also have a children’s […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

May 14, 2018 by  
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Finding your balance When we think of hormone imbalances, the “whys” of that issue can be difficult to understand. Hormone variations occur naturally in menopause, pre-menopause, even puberty. Our hormones play a fundamental role in overall health — and there’s a broad range of symptoms that could trigger a hormonal imbalance. Your symptoms will depend on the hormones or glands that aren’t working properly. […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Getting Pregnant with Lupus

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The month of May is Lupus Health Awareness Month. It is important that we all understand lupus, because so many African-American women have the disease — or know someone who does. People of all races get lupus, however, it is three times more common in black women than in white women. As many as 1 in 250 young black women will […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

April 16, 2018 by  
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Spring Into Health With the change of season, it’s out with the old and in with the new. But it doesn’t have to be just about spring cleaning and reorganizing — it’s also a great time to start healthy new habits. Here are a few tips to get a head start on better health! Start an Exercise Routine. The weather is warm […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Realities behind infertility

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Infertility is typically defined as an inability to conceive after one year (or longer) of unprotected sex. Because fertility in women is known to decline steadily with age, some providers evaluate and treat women 35 years or older after six months of unprotected sex. Women with infertility should consider making an appointment at our All Women’s Health Care offices or with a […]