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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 […]

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2022 by  
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Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a time to educate women about breast cancer and early detection and celebrate the many survivors. Breast cancer survivors and those with breast cancer are encouraged to share their stories. Every October, people all over […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding gynecologic cancers

September 13, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Gynecologic cancers affect women’s reproductive organs. The five main types are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Here are the basic facts: ● Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the cervix. ● Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in the […]

Breastfeeding in Southern Nevada

August 9, 2022 by  
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BY BRITTNI LENTS August is National Breastfeeding Month. Each week highlights specific groups — including Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, Asian American and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week, and Black Breastfeeding Week. This gives us an opportunity to look at the programs and systems in place, as well as the disparities in access to lactation support. Breastfeeding […]

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