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September 14, 2023 by  
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‘Our community needs more education on healthy eating habits’ CenterWell Senior Primary Care supports every dimension of senior health — physical, emotional, and social wellness. The mission: making sure seniors live a healthier, happier life. Centerwell patients are cared for by experienced, compassionate doctors and supported by a team of professionals focused on you at […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Raising awareness for mothers during Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

September 13, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN September is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month.  Many people within the Black community have this incurable disease, which is described as a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Group B strep and newborns

July 13, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Group B strep (GBS) disease can include many different types of infections. Symptoms depend on the part of the body that is infected. Symptoms of GBS disease are different in newborns compared to people of other ages.  The symptoms of GBS disease can seem like other health problems in newborns […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Pregnancy and Mental Health

June 11, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Pregnancy and a new baby can bring a range of emotions. In fact, many women feel overwhelmed, sad, or anxious at different times during their pregnancies and even after the baby is born.  For many women, these feelings go away on their own. But for some women, these emotions are […]

SILENT CORNER: Helping others as a ‘survivor of loss by suicide’

April 30, 2023 by  
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By Marcel Roston Statistics show that about 25% of African-Americans seek mental health treatment, compared to 40% of white Americans. Unequal access to health care is one major contributor to this disparity — but fortunately, many are finding their way back to a life of happiness and purpose. Las Vegas Black Image Magazine will be […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Pregnancy and lupus

April 30, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN In recognition of Lupus Awareness Month, I want to focus on those who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant while living with this autoimmune disease. When someone has lupus, their body attacks its own cells and organs — including skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys, and brain — because […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infertility

April 5, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screening of all sexually active women younger than 25 years — as well older women with risk factors. Such factors include having new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection. […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Ten tips for preventing infections before and after pregnancy

February 26, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Some infections that occur before and during pregnancy can be harmful to a woman and the child she is carrying. These infections can cause serious illness, birth defects, and lifelong disabilities such as hearing loss or learning problems. Here are 10 tips to help prevent infections before and during pregnancy: […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Folic acid is key for women of child-bearing age

January 17, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Happy New Year! January is Folic Acid Awareness Month. The CDC urges all women of reproductive age to take 400 micrograms of folic acid each day, in addition to consuming food with folate from a varied diet, to help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain (anencephaly) and […]

HEALTHIER YOU: HIV and Perinatal Transmission: Preventing Perinatal HIV Transmission

December 14, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN T he month of December is World AIDS Observance month. As we celebrate the holidays, it is important that we are still protective with our sexual activities. HIV and AIDS within the Black community continues to be higher than any other community. Despite overall progress in reducing HIV transmission in […]

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